Alan Ruiz

Guitar instructor - British Columbia conservatory of music. Music producer, session musician - freelance
SAE Institute Vancouver
Alan Ruiz
Before joining SAE institute I had no experience recording or using a daw. Even though I’ve played music most of my life and I had done some session work, I didn’t know anything about the studio workflow. I attended SAE because I knew it was gonna make me a well-rounded musician, plus being surrounded by people with the same passion it’s a huge asset for learning. It’s also great for networking, to this day I still work with some of my classmates. The faculty is amazing and full of working professionals. They are always willing to go the extra mile to make sure you make the most of your experience here. Thank you to the SAE family for providing me with the tools to succeed in this industry.


Alan Ruiz is a Colombian musician whose style has been influenced by different genres such as Jazz, Classical, Latin, and Rock. Alan started his musical journey at age 10 when he found an abandoned guitar at his grandparents’ house. In 2012, he decided to start a career in music abroad and moved to Vancouver B.C. where he studied classical guitar with Michael Strutt and Jazz and contemporary guitar at VCC School of music. In 2020 he joined SAE institute and graduated from the Audio Engineering and Music Production program.

After finishing his studies he has been active as a music producer, session player, and music teacher.

He is highly involved in the local music community and has performed in different venues and festivals ( Orpheum theater, Harmony arts, Mission Folk fest, Carnaval del sol, Foro del Tejedor in Mexico city…) with multiple artists such as Adonis Puentes, John Welsh, and Los Valientes, Coco Jafro, Salsahall Collective, Los Duendes and more.

Follow Alan on IG @milo.stranger

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