Aleksandre Roderick-Lorenz
Malden, MA
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Aleksandre Roderick-Lorenz

Aleksandre R.

Malden, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Pedagogy is one of the few and rare professions that requires true vocation and conviction. I believe that teaching comes from sharing and I love to help each and every one of my students develop their own gift and understanding of music. This year marks the beginning of my 11th year of teaching and I am fascinated and humbled by everything that I have learned from all of my students!
Learning to play an instrument is a formative, fun and inclusive process for both teacher and student. I enjoy seeing my pupils progress and ultimately, finding their voice and telling their own story through music. My objective as a docent is to inspire students to develop high intrapersonal intelligence so that they may become their own best teacher.
It is my hope that my students will acquire tools that will not only help them become better musicians but that will also assist them in other areas of their lives.
The student will learn healthy ways of approaching the instrument. I guarantee the student will begin to read music from the first lesson.
Classes are enriched with subjects such as music theory and music history.
Lessons are very interactive, dynamic and arranged to fit the interests and needs of each student.

About Aleksandre R.

Venezuelan violist, conductor and pedagogue Aleksandre Roderick-Lorenz hails from Caracas where his musical foundation began under the auspices of the famed "El Sistema" organisation. A versatile musician, Roderick-Lorenz enjoys a dynamic career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He performs a wide range of musical genres such as classical, Latin, mariachi, popular, contemporary and modern music. He is a member of the Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) and is principal violist of the Lyrica Boston Chamber Orchestra. In the summer months, he leads the viola section of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Summer Philharmonic.

As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with Andrea Bocelli, Plácido Domingo, Laura Pausini, Celtic Woman, Johnny Mathis, Paloma San Basilio, Oscar D’Leon, Natalie Cole, Franco de Vita, Peter Schickele, Il Volo, Electric Light Orchestra, the Hausmann & Invoke quartets. He has been a featured recitalist in Latin America, Europe and the U.S. Also an avid soloist, he has made appearances with orchestras from New World School of the Arts (1st Prize, Concerto Laureate 2012), the International School of Music, Florida International University, Miami Dade College Film Scoring Orchestra and Wind Symphony (1st Prize, Concerto Laureate 2015), the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), Syracuse University Symphony Orchestra (1stPrize, Concerto Laureate 2019) and most recently with the Lyrica Boston Chamber Orchestra. His eclectic career has encompassed performances at the Latin Grammy, Billboard Music Awards, Premios Juventud, Miami Life Awards, Lo Nuestro Awards and numerous televised appearances for Venevision, America TV, Ávila TV, Mega TV, Telemundo and Univision. He had his American radio debut at WQXR’s McGraw Hill Financial Young Artist Showcase with Robert Sherman in 2019.

A sought-after teacher, he has served on the faculties of Miami's ViolaFest of New World School of the Arts, Miami Dade College Honors Music Festival and ArtsAhimsa Music Festival in Lenox, MA. Most recently, Mr. Roderick-Lorenz joined the faculties of the Wayland School of Music, Dana Hall, Community Music Center of Boston and NoteWorthy Experiences. He was the Viola Teaching Assistant to renowned violinist Laura Bossert at the Setnor School of Music. He also served as the Musical Director at La Casita Cultural Center of Syracuse University, where he received the certificate of Teaching Excellence.

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Amanda W.
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Aleksandre is an amazing teacher! I've only been taking lessons with him for a month now and already feel more confident in my technique and happier with my sound! Aleksandre has incredible skill with the instrument and, importantly, is gifted in teaching as well! I highly recommend Aleksandre if you are looking to begin playing the viola or starting up again after decades like me!

Posted Nov 16, 2020
Michele
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My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her lessons with Aleksandre and she has made tremendous strides in just 1 year with his instruction. He is nurturing and encouraging, giving praise when it is due, but also is meticulous and has high standards. In this sense he really strikes a perfectly balanced approach to teaching and shows a genuine investment in her progress. He demonstrates an obvious passion for the instrument and it is thrilling and inspiring to hear him play. He is a real role model and a cheer leader for his students. She and I both highly recommend Aleksandre!

Posted Oct 25, 2020
Alexis
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Aleksandre is an outstanding teacher! Truly one of the best. My son began taking lessons with Aleksandre a little more than a year ago. Aleksandre has a way of teaching that completely engages and excites my son while ensuring that he is learning how to read music and play with rhythm and feeling. When we had to go remote, Aleksandre did not miss a beat. My son has grown to love the violin so much that we increased our lessons to twice a week. I would highly recommend Aleksandre as a professional, thoughtful and extraordinary teacher of the violin.

Posted Oct 23, 2020
International school of music
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Aleks is a great and inspiring teacher. He works really hard to make his students play at their best. He taught for us for over 6 years and he is still a esteemed guest artist and conductor at our school. We highly recommend his expertise and professionalism!

Posted Oct 15, 2020
Nicolas
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Aleksandre is a wonderful teacher! I have been working on Mozart's Symphonie Concertante, and he helped me realize certain musical liberties while at the same time maintain my technique. Aleksandre's way of explaining things has made it very easy for me to progress as a violist. When he demonstrates specific ideas on his viola, it is extremely clear to understand, plus it gives me inspiration to be as good as him. His artistry, patience, and enthusiasm is why I chose him as my teacher.

Posted Oct 5, 2020
Sam
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Aleksandre is an amazing, very professional music teacher. He's friendly and gets down to business quickly. He assessed my technique and current playing level, helped correct my issues, and explained how I could get a better sound. The foundation and tools he has given me have helped me practice more effectively. I can't believe how quickly I've progressed. I've taken private lessons in the past, but felt stuck. I wish I started with this teacher.

Posted Oct 1, 2020
Carlos
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Aleksandre is a fantastic music teacher. He helped me learn how to read music and get started on the violin. He is very pleasant and informative.

Posted Sep 30, 2020

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Experience

Strings Outreach Faculty
Jan 2020 - Present

Community Music Center of Boston (CMCB)

Violin and Viola Teacher
Dec 2019 - Present

Noteworthy Experiences

Violin and Viola Instructor
Oct 2019 - Present

Wayland School of Music

Teaching Artist
Sep 2019 - Present

Dana Hall

Education

BA Viola Performance (Performance Honors)
Sep 2014 - May 2018

Syracuse University

BA Spanish Language, Literature and Culture (Magna Cum Laude)
Sep 2014 - May 2018

Syracuse University

AA English Literature
Jun 2010 - May 2012

Miami Dade College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of Teaching Excellence
May 2018

Syracuse University

Awards

1st Prize Concerto Laureate
Apr 2019

Syracuse University

Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement Grant “The Source”
Jan 2018

Syracuse University

Collaborative Arts Grant
Oct 2017

College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University

Community Arts Grant
Jan 2017

Central New York Council on the Arts

1st Prize Concerto Laureate
Mar 2015

Miami Dade College

Certificate of Appreciation
Jan 2013

Miami Dade County Office of the Major and Board of County Commissioners

1st Prize Concerto Laureate
Dec 2012

New World School of the Arts

Affiliations

Boston Public Schools
Jan 2020
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