Alan Dowling is a drummer and music educator based in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada. He has performed and/or recorded with KINLEY, The Once, Dylan Menzie, Irish Mythen, Dennis Ellsworth, Jenni & The Hummingbird, Meaghan Blanchard, Doug Riley, Measha Bruggergosman, The Jive Kings, and many others.

Alan is a Sessional Drum Instructor at Holland College. He founded and then worked as Head of the Music Performance program at the Holland College School of Performing Arts for seven years. He is an active performer and studio musician in many genres and has played and recorded with artists covering such styles as rock, country, pop, Celtic, jazz, classical and world music.

He performed as the onstage drummer with the Charlottetown Festival for five years and earned five East Coast Music Awards and several Music PEI awards. He has performed at jazz festivals in Quebec, Nova Scotia and PEI and has made guest appearances with Symphony Nova Scotia and the PEI Symphony Orchestra.

Alan is endorsed by Sabian cymbals and Vic Firth sticks.