Lance Allen is an award winning fingerstyle guitarist, composer, and teacher. Native of Kentucky, Lance learned the ropes of playing guitar. Many of his early influences were Metallica, Nirvana, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Led Zeppelin, and Dave Matthews.
Lance began teaching guitar in high school, and then continuing with some private students in college as well.
Not long after graduating Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in recording music and small business, Lance took on a full time job at a local music store where he got a full schedule of students. There he also managed the small business and also started a successful eBay store.
In 2008, Lance was inducted in the Thumbpickers Hall of Fame, located in Powderly KY. His induction was considered for his continuing the art of thumb style guitar by performing and teaching. Not long after his induction, Lance competed in his first international guitar contest in Winfield, KS where he place a very difficult 4th place.
Lance is also a contributing music writer to TN Crossroads, a famous PBS program.
Continuing to teach in his office and using Skype, Lance offers a unique personality and a friendly business atmosphere where people can learn the guitar, bass, ukulele, and mandolin.
“Lance with his beloved Takamine Guitar, Mojo”
More Stuff on Me
2015 Hit the 3 million mark on youtube.com/guitarlancer
Product demonstrating for DonnerDeal Pedals
Recorded custom Theme for Voipalia cell phone company in Spain.
2014- Started successful Fiverr business where I record tracks for people on a budget. Fiverr.com/guitarlancer
Tennessee Crossroads Television- NPT and PBS
Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine -Issue 62,67,70
Acoustic Guitar Magazine-August 2008
Melbay’s guitar sessions publication April 07, May 09
Richard Smith’s Radio Hour 98.9 Nashville, TN
Vision 4 Up In Gloryland featured guitarist
Mr. Guitar Magazine Reviews
Top 5 Thumbpicking Championship 2007
Runner Up in Big Phat Band Jam Contest
Millions of video views on you tube
Member of New Vision Baptist Church
-Volunteer Guitarist, leader
4th Place at International guitar contest, Winfield, KS Walnut Valley Festival
2nd Place at International Thumbpicking contest in Muhlenburg KY.
Inducted to the Thumbpickers Hall of Fame
Musicians On Call Volunteer- 2011
Takamine Artist and product promoter, clinician
Volunteer Private instructor at W.O. Smith School of Music in Nashville, TN.
Started teaching guitar in 1997 at church and in homes.
-Performed weekly at local church youth group in Winchester, Ky.
1997-Earned Eagle Scout Award
1998-Eastern Kentucky University
-Focus in Environmental Sciences
1999-Worship guitarist for Eagle Rock Ministries.
Lexington , KY
2000-Middle Tennessee State University
-Majored in Recording Music Science (RIM)
-Minor Small business Management and
2001-Guitarist for Chris Young (Nashville Star Winner and RCA Recording artist)
2001-2010 Jonathan Fletcher Music
-Salesman and part-time guitar instructor
-Became assistant manager, full time teacher, and internet e-commerce specialist
2005-Composed and arranged tracks for Martingale Project, “Christmas Peace”
2006-Completed 1st cd project, “Sometimes in Life”
2008-Traveled to England to give fingerstyle guitar workshops and concerts
2008-Completed Album number 2, “Naturally”
2008-Became Gretsch Artist for Gretsch Guitars
2011-Started business Lance Allen Studio
2011- Toured with Blaine Larsen (Sony, RCA recording artist)