Alan Villatoro

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Alan Villatoro was born and raised in Guatemala where he fell in love with music at a very early age. He began his music career with a dusty old guitar that was brought home by his mother. An elder well known musician from his town offered to teach him a few chords on the guitar and that was the start for him to learn how to play a good variety of instruments.
During his teens he was part of music tours through all Central America with a music band and what thought him the beauty and power that music has.
At age 19 he moved to Durango, México to study music at Centro de Capacitaciones y Dinámicas Musicales A.C. today known as Instituto CanZion where he graduated as a music composer. During that time he started playing the piano for Marcos Witt, a very well known Christian singer. He traveled with him for a total of 6 years as a keyboardist and music director and was part of several live recordings with him like: "Dios de Pactos", "Amazing God", "Alegría" and "Sana Nuestra Tierra" two of them Latin Grammy Winners.
In 2002 he moved to Houston, Texas to be the Spanish music director at Lakewood Church where he worked with several musicians to developed all the music, arrangements and choir for the Spanish service. He has also collaborated as producer and musician with several well-known artists around de world, like Coalo Zamorano, with whom he produced "Cosas Poderosas" a Latin Grammy–nominated album; Ingrid Rosario, with whom he produced "Cuan Gran Amor"; Vertical, with whom he produced "Invencible", both nominated for a Dove award; Ana Laura; Mike Herron; Daniel Calveti and many more.
He has released two albums as a solo artist under CanZion Producciones and Integrity Music Latin record labels. (My soul praises you), which was nominated for a Dove award for best Spanish Christian album of the year in 2007 and (I'm Yours), which was nominated for a Latin Grammy for best Spanish Christian album of the year in 2009.
And his latest album that was released in 2012 under Cielo Alto Records.
Today he is a very well respected music composer for all media and a very talented sound designer.
He also travels with his band and works with several artists on new music releases every year.

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