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Alex B.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ear Training lessons
I am an ear training fanatic. I have 4 years of formal ear training in classical and jazz idioms and have studied Bruce Arnold's ear training method extensively (he studied with ear training guru Charlie Banacos). In my college exit exams I earned a perfect score on my ear training portion despite having a mild to moderate high frequency hearing loss. I use a combination of drills, playing on your instrument, and singing to achieve results.
About Alex B.

Born and raised in north Minneapolis, Alex began taking guitar lessons at age 11 and after high school graduation was accepted to both Berklee and McNally Smith College. Alex graduated from McNally and also studied classical music in Germany at Musikhochschule Luebeck. Alex believes that well-rounded people make the best musicians and has strived to impress that idea upon his students in over 10,000 lessons since 2008.

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Teaching since 2008

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Bachelor's Degree in Guitar Performance

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Ear Training
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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7th St. East St. Paul MN
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I've been working with Alex for a few weeks on both guitar and banjo, and I'm delighted to have him as my instructor. Alex is a wealth of knowledge! He tailors each lesson to my interests and ability level. His teaching methods have made it easy for me to improve week over week. He's patient and a great listener. I can confidently recommend Alex for anyone who wants to start (or grow) as a guitarist or banjo player!

Posted Apr 19, 2022
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Very professional and detailed

Posted Sep 8, 2021
Teacher's Studio

Alex has inspired my son to love playing music for the rest of his life. I can't think of a more wonderful gift. His technique in teaching allowed my son to enjoy learning guitar by playing songs he wanted to play. This made him want to practice just for the fun of it! Alex taught my son from the time he was 9 years old until he was 15. The easy going, positive attitude Alex exudes encouraged my son along his journey and made a strong bond and connection between the two of them. I wholeheartedly encourage anyone who would like to learn to play guitar to sign up for lessons with Alex!

Posted Apr 6, 2016
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Apprentice
Aug 2013 - Present
Owasso Guitar Company
I help run a shop where we make handmade acoustic guitars. I do whatever needs doing around the shop, which might include sanding braces, inlay work, or even just coffee errands.
Private Instructor
Aug 2008 - Present
Freelance
I've taught over 12,000 lessons to almost any age & skill level imaginable, to people from all walks of life.
Worship/Contemporary Christian Lead Guitarist
Jan 2000 - Present
Freelance
Bachelor's Degree in Guitar Performance
Jun 2019
Berklee College of Music
Electronic Engineering
Aug 2010 - May 2012
Anoka Technical College
Classical Guitar
Mar 2007 - Jun 2007
Musikhochschule Luebeck
Bachelors of Music Performance
Jan 2006 - May 2010
McNally Smith College of Music
English
Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Best of 2015
Aug 2015
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Instructor details
Ear Training
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
7th St. East St. Paul MN
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
$40
60 minutes
$70
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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