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Subjects: German, Guitar, Music


Guten Morgen! My name is Alan. I grew up in Northern Germany in a small town called Verden, approx. 40km outside of Bremen, the city known for Becks beer and ‘Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten’. In Verden I attended elementary school and high school. At age 19 I moved to Toronto, Canada to complete my BFA in film at York University. In 2003 I moved to Los Angeles where I’ve since been working as a composer, guitar teacher and German tutor. From my teenage years on I’ve been very active in the music scene. I have toured all over the world under my artist name 'Spookey Ruben'. One of my songs is the theme melody of a famous German TV talkshow called ‘Zimmer Frei’. I travel to Germany at least once a year, keen to stay in touch with current trends and German pop culture. As a teacher I am committed to reaching each individual's goals and needs by creating and implementing a flexible personalized study program. So whether you want to elevate the German you already know or just learn enough for your upcoming trip to Berlin. We’ll make it happen! Tschuess, bis zum naechsten Mal!

Locations & Map:

Private classes available at your home, office, or for a better rate at our teacher's location in Los Angeles, LOS ANGELES, W. Hollywood (see map below.) Don't live close to Los Angeles, LOS ANGELES, W. Hollywood but want to work with ALAN? Take private classes online!

More Info & Rates

Rates as low as $35 per hour for private classes, or $18 per hour for group classes. Check out our German, Guitar, Music page(s) for more info including rates, approach, and more.


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