Alejandro Tkaczevski

Alejandro T.

Greenfield, NH

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Alejandro delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+

Teaching since:
2011

In 2018 I moved to the Peterborough, NH area and am offering private piano lessons here. For most of my professional career I have been creating music and sound for educational computer games and toys for major companies. Prior to my move, I taught private piano lessons to children and adults in the Buffalo, NY area for eight years. Some of my students have gone on to win awards and continue in a musical career. We will always be preparing for successful performances of selections from classic to modern repertoire.

My approach is student focused. I adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student. I maximize the student's strengths and interests to inspire each student to fulfill their unique potential.

Lessons will include:
1. proper body and hand posture,
2. exercises and scales,
3. at least three pieces from the literature,
4. analysis and historical context for each piece,
5. development of techniques and artistic expression,
6. music theory and history,
7. preparation for performance and, if appropriate, competitions.

Benefits of studying music:
Enjoyment of social and cultural gatherings
Appreciation of art, history, and culture
Development of good study habits
Strengthening of math and language skills
Emotional and spiritual fulfillment.

More about me:
As a contractor and as an employee, I have written music and did sound design for Rosetta Stone, Fisher-Price, Rochester Science Museum, Fujitsu, Broderbund Software, and others. I have taught music subjects in colleges and universities. I continue to pursue projects for media and live performance.

I earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stanford University in composition and computer music. I hold a Master in Arts degree from the same university. I received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Hartford, Hartt School of Music, in piano and composition. I started my musical training in the pre-college program at the famous Manhattan School of Music, studying piano and composition.

I look forward to helping you learn to the play music on the piano.

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Experience

Piano teacher and store manager
Sep 2011 - May 2018
Piano and Organ Center, Williamsville, NY

Maintained a successful piano teaching studio of about 25 students. Chaired annual NFMC Festival with over 200 young pianists participating. Sold Pianos and Organs, Sheet music and rented school instruments.

Composer and Sound designer
Jul 1998 - Jul 2012
Soundweaver.com

Composed music, recorded and edited speech, and created sound effects for linear (film, videos) and interactive (games, toys) media. On a contract basis. Clients included, Rosetta Stone, Rochester Science Museum, Rose Films, Post Central, and others.

Audio Manager
Jun 2001 - Mar 2009
Fisher Price

Managed team of composers and sound designers for produce audio content for toys. Collaborated with product designers, and electronics engineers.

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts
Sep 1986 - Apr 1992
Stanford University
Bachelor of Music, music composition
Sep 1981 - May 1985
University of Hartford, Hartt School of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Performing a new piece for my students

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composing orchestral music

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Working with my student

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6 Reviews

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James Jan 2, 2019
Piano · In studio

Alex is an outstanding piano teacher. He can teach all levels. He plays tremendously himself. And he can teach you more than just the basics. While you are learning pieces, he will also teach you music theory, arrangement, composition and more.

Seamus Aug 4, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

I took lessons from Alex as an adult. He's great. And I was impressed watching him work with younger students. They really respond well to Alex.

Jim Aug 4, 2018
Piano · In studio

I appreciate the patience and intelligence Alex shared while teaching me. Thank you for the music and skills you gave me.

James Aug 4, 2018
Piano · In studio

I am an adult who took lessons from Alex. I improved greatly from Alex's lessons. Alex is good communicator and listener. My piano playing improved greatly thanks to Alex. And not only that: my understanding of music improved very much. He doesn't show off much, but the scope of his knowledge is amazing.

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Ashley Chi Aug 3, 2018
Piano · In studio

Me Alex is the best piano teacher ever he is kind funny and just right for childrens who are behind other being his student make you feel like you want to let him teach you every day one hour. He is the craziest teacher I mean the good kind crazy! If you’re not good at the beginning if you’re with mr Alex for one year or more at the end you’re wow La la !

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Ethan Lin Aug 3, 2018
Piano · In studio

He is nice and he teaches very well and his lessons make me feel proud that he help me achieve something. I couldn’t have achieved anything without his help!

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