'It started when a parent asked me to teach guitar to her kid after school. I was actually not his music teacher but his science teacher. Luckily, the school allowed it and more parents sent their kids to me. I have no bachelor's degree in music to qualify myself. I just do what I love to do.'
During the summer of 2012, Alon learned that there are foreign ex-pats in Bangkok looking for a private guitar teacher for their kids and themselves to learn at the comfort of their homes. He took that call and that's how he officially started Purpleplay. Along the way, the support offered has also evolved depending on the students' needs. Together with other start-up artists and friends, he also built a home studio recording and helped them write, arrange, and produce their original songs and covers. It became clearer that Purpleplay exists not only to provide lessons but also to help crystallise the music goals of any aspiring artists whether by producing their original songs, forming a band, performing on stage, or simply playing a guitar or ukulele along the beach.
Currently, Purpleplay is in partnership with The A-Team Academy founded by Mr. Arthur Gannaban. With the help of a team of independent artists namely; Kiera Selbe, Arc Yabut, Amie Marks, Tyrese Mamauag, Dmytro Klimov, & Ian John, they will be facilitating music workshops, weekly programs, and a battle of the band this year 2022.
To create a small community of independent artists that collaborate in helping aspiring artists, especially the younger generations
To provide more practical support for aspiring artists
1. To provide music lessons, workshops, weekly programs, & battle of the bands
2. To provide a venue where aspiring artists have a more direct experience with professional independent artists
- He is from the Philippines
- Developed his musical skills from a combination of self-learning, formal lessons, and experience with other musicians
- ABRSM Music Theory Grade 5, Distinction Award
- Classical Guitar Masterclass with Marko Topchi, Ukraine
- Overdrive Acoustic Guitar 2, Finalist, @Siam Paragorn
- Independent Artist (Singer, Songwriter, Guitar/Piano/Bass Player, Music Producer)
- Occasionally performed solo and band gigs around the city
- Conducted Guitar Workshops with special guests like Grid Banthaisong, and other local and foreign artists
- Songwriter, Music Producer & Audio Editor of 'The Jar Podcast' U.S.A.
- Science Teacher @ TRIAMPAT ( 2013 - present)