Alan is a Professional trombone player (bass) and teacher of brass and music for all. Alan plays for the orchestra of Welsh National Opera and in addition plays for other professional orchestras, West End shows, Big Bands and other ensembles around the country. Alan teaches all levels of brass including at RWCMD in Cardiff, for the Marines and the Army as well as private pupils including beginners. Alan regularly takes masterclasses at Conservatoires around the country. In addition to brass teaching Alan is passionate about bringing music to everybody and smashing down barriers to learning.

Some of the projects Alan has undertaken in the past include taking a symphony orchestra to townships in South Africa, teaching in an orphange for street children, taking music to countless schools, telling stories through music, visiting retirement homes, hospitals and enjoying seeing pre school children experience their first live music.