Alex Cumming

Alex C.

Medford, MA

Lesson Details

Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been a professional singer for close to ten years and in that time have learnt a lot about vocal techniques, voice preservation and performing.

I am a classically trained singer and have since moved on to performing folk songs. With both the classical and folk styles of singing I have learnt and picked up a large range of vocal techniques which I enjoy teaching to others.

I can also work on stage presence, how to tell the story of a song, performance and delivery.
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About

Alex delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2011

Alex is a traditional singer, accordionist, Pianist and dance caller hailing from Somerset, England, now living in Greater Boston, MA, USA. He performs songs and tunes from around the United Kingdom and America with a great depth of knowledge of the tradition. Alex has made his mark on the folk scene with his rhythmic dance-able accordion style, strong voice and his fun and engaging stage presence.

Alex is also an experienced teacher and workshop leader. He has run group workshops for many schools and some of the top folk festivals and organizations including CDSS (Country Dance and Song Society of America), Sidmouth Folk Week, Towersey Festival, NEFFA (New England Folk Festival Association), Folk Arts Center of New England and Folk South West.

Alex is currently on the Board of Directors at the Folk Arts Center of New England and is Interim Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford, MA.

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Experience

Music Director
Oct 2017 - Present
Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford

Music Director. Directing the Choir and providing music for services.

Board of Directors
Feb 2017 - Present
Folk Arts Center of New England

Accordionist & Lead Singer
Mar 2012 - Present
Alex & Nicola Beazley

Currently signed to UK record label, Haystack Records.

Singer
Nov 2010 - Present
The Teacups

Bass and Lead singer in a Capella folk group, The Teacups. Currently signed to UK record label, Haystack Records.

Pierrot Performer
Jan 2011 - Jan 2011
BBC TV

Performing on BBC TV Prime Time show, Edwardian Farm. Providing accordion, vocals and dance based on old Edwardian entertainment

Community Musician
Sep 2009 - Sep 2010
Folk South West

Community Musician running music and dance workshops in Schools, community centers, care homes and more.

Education

Folk & Traditional Music BA
Sep 2010 - Jul 2014
Newcastle University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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2 Reviews

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Bob M. Sep 10, 2018
Accordion · In studio

Alex is my accordian cheerleader! Inspiring teacher

Bob Sep 6, 2018
Accordion · In studio

Greg is fabulous. I have learned so much, so much faster than I ever imagined. He’s the best!

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