Engin Tanis began his music studies as a child at the Bilkent University Conservatory of Music in Ankara, Turkey. He got his first guitar at the age of 12 and began playing electric bass by the time he was 18. Engin has focused on Flamenco, Rumba style, but has also performed rock, funk, and other contemporary styles with musicians in the U.S. and in Turkey. Most recently, Engin undertook intense study with world renowned bassists such as Victor Wooten, Dave Welsch, and Chuck Rainey. In addition to teaching guitar and electric bass at Arlington Adult Education Center, Engin has also been giving private lessons since 2000.