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Alex A.
Los Angeles, California
Immerse yourself in music through transcription and analysis with an accomplished music producer
I want to help you explore music on a deeper level rather than simply memorizing notes. We would analyze song forms, chord progressions, and develop a diverse repertoire in Jazz, Latin, Classical or Pop music. However, I do this with your interests in mind. Oftentimes, my students decide which songs they want to learn or even compose songs with my help. Depending on how far you want to take it, we can work on recording and producing the song on music production software like Logic or Ableton. You would see the entire process of starting a song all the way to releasing it on streaming platforms. If developing a solid understand of music sounds like something you want, shoot me a message and we can chat more!
About Alex A.

I am a Colombian-American Multi-Instrumentalist, Composer, and Music Producer currently based in LA. I hold a Music degree from UC San Diego where I studied Jazz piano and composition under the tutelage of 2-time Grammy award-winning producer, Kamau Kenyatta. Being born in Colombia allowed me to develop and eclectic music palate. This has enabled me to collaborate with Folk, R&B, Latin, Jazz, and Tango bands. I have performed, recorded, and arranged music for many ensembles, which has allowed me to hone my craft over the years. Passing on the knowledge that I have accumulated is among the most rewarding things I can think of. Seeing students master techniques and songs brings me a lot of joy. My students range from ages 6 to 72 and I take pride in my ability to adapt to the needs of each one of them, whether that means working on different musical styles or progressing at varying paces. I take this philosophy with me to the different settings where I teach including, 1 on 1 lessons, Middle and High School bands, and Church Praise Bands. Teaching is my passion and I look forward to helping you become a better musician!

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$70
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$97
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$113
90 minutes
$133
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First 3 lessons
$30
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Alex is a very talented and caring music teacher. He has taught both of my kids (ages 14 and 11) piano for 3 years and my son has also been taking ukulele lessons with him for the past year and a half. Alex is always well prepared and works hard to create engaging lessons. He is open to giving students choices in songs they want to learn and is great at motivating students to develop their knowledge in music. Alex is extremely patient, kind, and a very inspiring musician. We feel so lucky that he shares his passion and knowledge with us! He is also thoughtful in sending updates and helpful resources for the students when he comes across things that might interest them. Alex is also super responsive and always replies quickly to emails. He has been flexible when we have had to adjust our schedules and always tries to accommodate. My kids are inspired by Alex and look forward to their lessons and I am amazed at how much they have learned!

Posted Feb 22, 2022
Online

My 6 year old grandson, Bruce, has been taking virtual lessons from Alex for almost a year. It has been a wonderful experience for Bruce. He knows how to interact with Bruce and often gives encouragement and advice with patience. It's amazing how much Bruce has learned in a short time. Not only Alex is a great teacher, he often takes the opportunity to introduce a special piece of music that ties in with Bruce's current interest. For example, Alex taught Bruce how to play the beginning piece to Hamilton after he found out Bruce had gone to see the play. We were all very surprised how well he played it. This piece of music has a special meaning for Bruce. It's things like this that make learning more fun. Thanks Alex for sharing your love of music with Bruce. This rewarding experience would last a lifetime. I highly recommend Alex to anyone who is interested in learning music.

Posted Dec 19, 2021
Online

We began virtual piano lessons with Alex in March 2020, having been in person for 3 years. I feared that my son would lose the engagement of having his instructor at his with tactile corrections. These online sessions were the silver lining of the lockdown in fact! Alex has a knack for challenging our son all the while being patient & encouraging. Our family watched him play & remarked that he seemed to enjoy his piano playing. I have the virtuoso Alex to thank for that.

Posted Dec 18, 2021
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Composer, Music Producer, Sound Designer
Apr 2020 - Present
Alex Arango Music
•Compose music for media such as videos, podcasts, video games, and events •Use Sibelius to write and arrange music for performances and recording •Produce music and SFX using Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools DAWs for other artists and also to make available for licensing
Recording Engineer/Music Production Instructor
Feb 2017 - Present
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts
• Curated audio equipment to plan, design, and install a recording studio • Established a recording department for the school where clients from the general population could come in to record their music. This led to an increase in revenue by 10-15% depending on recording session frequency • Acted as the audio engineer leading the sessions. I would record, edit, and mix client’s music using DAW's (Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools) including EPs of up to 7 songs • Significantly increased 23 weekly students’ self-esteem, attention to detail, and dexterity by preparing them for musical performance, analyzing musical pieces, and teaching them music theory and music production
Organist and Bell Choir Conductor
Sep 2018 - Mar 2020
Clairemont Lutheran Church
• Polished 11 choir members’ musical skills by teaching them practice techniques to be able to implement an artistic vision when reading the musical scores • Raised the musical quality of the Bell Choir consistently over the course of 1.5 years to a competitive level, which earned me praise from the assistant pastor and several of the choir members • Developed leadership capabilities by conducting rehearsals and performances weekly
Music
Sep 2012 - Dec 2016
UC San Diego
English
Native Proficiency
Spanish
Native Proficiency
Logic Pro X
Apr 2021
LinkedIn
Certified as a proficient user of Logic Pro X software
Leigh Weimers Emerging Artist
Oct 2020
Rotary Club of San Jose

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Instructor details
Piano
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$70
45 minutes
$97
60 minutes
$113
90 minutes
$133
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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