Alex S.

Alex S.

★★★★★
★★★★★
4 Reviews
Elmhurst, NY

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught: Beginner - Advanced

About Alex S.

Background Check: Last verified 10/25/2013
Alex passed a background check on 10/25/2013 that included the following:
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Male Ages Taught: 10 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 10 to 99

Overview

Experience:
Edward B Shallow Junior High School, Brooklyn, NY 2012
Joe's Music And Dance Academy, Queens, NY 2012-present
Berklee Staff Accompanist Boston, MA 2008-2010
Pike School, Andover, MA 2010
Donn Carr Music Store Peabody, MA 2009
George's Music Store in Berwyn, PA 2003-2004

Notable Performances:
Tony Award winning producer: Dale Badway 2013
Grammy Award winning artist: Father Goose 2013
Stellar Award and GMWA Excellence Award winning artist: Kim Burrell 2013
Grammy Award winning artist: Tarey Torae 2012
Atlantic Recording Artist: Laura Izibohr opening for Brian McKnight 2012
Stellar Award and GMWA Excellence Award winning artist: Maurette Brown Clark 2012
Chris Rob (Roberta Flack, Talib Kweli) 2012
NYC venues such as The Blue Note, Lincoln Center, Irving Plaza, BB Kings, and Joyce Theater 2011

*** Lesson Details ***
I assess where the student is at with regards to where they want to be musically and cater the lesson plan to what the student needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
12-inch guitar amp,12-inch bass amp, Logic 9 music software and audio interface. Seating is available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I drive I can bring a bass amp or a guitar amp.
They need to have their own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Funk

Photos and Videos

Live performance/recording of R&B/Soul artist Alan Prater. Yours truly on bass

Student Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Encouraging start I am new to guitar but Alex has already given me useful pointers that I can practice between lessons. I have just started but things seem clearer than with a prior instructor. I look forward to the lessons and hope I achieve a degree of competence within a reasonable time. April 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A fantastic guitar teacher Alex is a fantastic guitar teacher. Once he takes an assessment of the skills you currently have, and finds out your goals and taste is musically, he caters those lessons around that. He goes way beyond just teaching you scales and chords. He encourages you to develop your ears and to be more musical when playing scales and chords in order to develop your own sound. I think a great thing about Alex's teaching is that he creates a nice, relaxed and friendly atmosphere during the lesson. He does push you to do more when he thinks you can handle it, but he makes it fun, which is very important when learning the guitar. Alex is an awesome guitar teacher for any guitarist of any age. January 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Versatile teacher dedicated to aiding you in developing your sound and understanding the things you hear in music in your daily life. Alex is an excellent guitar teacher. His approach to teaching guitar and theory is fun and personalized. He assesed my playing, identified my strengths and weaknesses, and asked me what my goals were and what i expected to gain from taking private lessons. Then he tailored lessons to suit my individual needs and wants. Alex makes it a priority for me to recognize and develop my personal sound so i can better express myself musicaly both as an artist and a human being. Also the way he teaches theory is effective because he immediately shows its applicability. Most importantly Alex encourages me to take what I learn to the next level and challenge myself which is a habit that should be utilized in your study of music as well as you every day life. His consistancy, professionalism and overall positive attitude makes for a promising learning environment. December 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Finally!!! I performed in front of my family and church before by plucking a few notes and my family was proud of me for starting. But since I met Alex and he taught me the notes to Peter Gunn theme, and I performed in front of my family, they said "finally" mom, you got it going on!. I said its Alex, and his teaching style, he listens, he instructs and most of all he encourage me. He is great! June 23, 2011