Alec Weesner

Alec W.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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Alec delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2016

-=Overview=-
I currently work as a video-game and film composer, so pairing my main career with teaching seems like a perfect marriage. I would be happy to discuss the techniques behind music creation.

Music has always been my passion throughout my life. I don't think there has been a day where I haven't engaged in music in some way. Teaching others how to experience this level of passion brings me the upmost joy in my life. There is nothing I would do else than sharing my knowledge of music.

-=What are your current rates?=-
Standard Lesson Plan: $25 for 30 minutes. The day's lesson will include practical warm-ups, going through the curriculum, and finally, learning a song of the student's choice as the end.

Premium Lesson Plan: $33 for 40 minutes. In addition to the previous activities, I will also teach the basics of creating your own songs. I will demonstrate the techniques used in song creation, the rules, and how to break the rules if necessary.

-=What is your typical process for working with a new student?=-
I will first go over with the student the days and times for our lessons. After a sufficient schedule has been laid out, I will listen to the student's needs and goals he wants to accomplish. I will personally adjust the curriculum and session time to fit the student's requirements.

-=What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?=-
I have been a music composer for the past 3 years, part of the band Klaviam for over 12 years, and have played the piano for even longer. I have been instructed by wonderful and experienced tutors in both piano and compositional skills. I am also familiar with digital audio workstations (DAWs), and can instruct students should they want to pursue that area.

-=What types of students have you worked with?=-
Mostly 6-18 year-olds, but I have also worked with younger children, as well as adult beginners as well.

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Experience

Video-Game/Music Composer
Mar 2015 - Present
Alec Weesner

I have been a part of the band, Klaviam for over 12 years, and have played the piano for even longer. I have been instructed by wonderful and experienced tutors in both piano and compositional skills. I am also familiar with digital audio workstations (DAWs), and can instruct students should they want to pursue that area.

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Education

Associate's Degree in Business
Jan 2014 - Present
Saddleback College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

BMI
Feb 2018

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Photos & Videos

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Klaviam Logo

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Klaviam's First Album: "Koziat"

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Klaviam's First Album: "Koziat" (Alternate Cover)

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Klaviam's Second Album: "Those Who Wander"

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Klaviam's Second Album: "Those Who Wander" (Alternate Cover)

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Klaviam's Third Album: "Ever Dawn"

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Klaviam's Third Album: "Ever Dawn" (Alternate Cover)
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5 Reviews

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Sarah Jones Apr 10, 2018
Songwriting · In home

I got so much value for my daughter's piano lessons. I was surprised when she played her own songs to me. On top of that, Alec was very on top of things when it came to lesson planning, homework, and attendance. If you are new to piano, I would recommend signing up with Alec.

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David Apr 10, 2018
Piano · In home

As the parent of my child who took lessons, Alec is by far one of the most organized tutors around. My daughter got through her first book at lightening pace and we are excited to continue taking lessons.

Melissa Apr 10, 2018
Songwriting · In home

Fantastic lessons! I learned a lot about songwriting and even made a portfolio of songs I've written!

Marcus Mar 21, 2018
Piano · In home

I learned so much with Alec as my instructor. He not only taught How to play the exercises, but Why these exercises are important. The highlight for me was actually writing my own song, which I thought I could never do. Alec really makes it simple to learn musical concepts.

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Adam Wembly Mar 21, 2018
Piano · In home

Alec was such a blast to work with. He was extremely clear and precise in his teaching and provided many fun activities to engage in as well. I learned and mastered the material much quicker than I thought I could. I even learned how to compose my own songs!

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