Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Jen Trani was 13 years old when she picked up her first guitar, rescuing her mom's dusty old acoustic from the family's attic.
Quickly developing a love for the instrument, Jen headed west to sharpen her craft at LA's esteemed Musicians Institute, where she earned her bachelor's degree in music performance.
While studying at MI, Jen
formed the folk-pop duo Jen & Abby
with vocalist Abby Miller.
has been sought out by many other artists seeking her
particular blend of expertise and performance savvy.
relishes the chance to put her
skills to the test in a wide variety of musical genres.
In addition to writing and performing, Jen keeps busy as a private instructor to dozens of aspiring guitarists.
also has done over 1000 online instructional videos totaling up to more than 40 million views for YouTube and Mahalo.com.
various Mahalo.com "Learn Guitar" apps have over 400,000 downloads and has had an itunes #1 ibook on how to play guitar.