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About

Alex delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2014

A lot of my personal teaching philosophy is stated in the introduction. Nonetheless, here is a more detailed overview of myself: I have performed as a soloist with The Buffalo Philharmonic for a summer concert in 2014, played Principal and Section Cello in several regional orchestras in Buffalo, New York and I have studio recording experience for several rock and indie bands. I currently study with Alan Stepansky(Former Associate Principal Cellist of New York Philharmonic). I have studied with Natasha Farny(SUNY Fredonia), David Ying(Ying Quartet), Steven Doane and Alan Harris(Eastman School of Music), Astrid Schween(Juilliard Quartet) and Melissa Kraut(Cleveland Institute of Music) to name a few. I look forward to meeting you and working together!!

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Experience

Freelance Cellist
Jan 2014 - Present
Self

Section Cello
May 2016 - May 2018
Western New York Chamber Orchestra

Principal Cello
Sep 2015 - Apr 2018
Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra

Principal and Section Cello
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
Southern Tier Symphony

Education

Master of Music
Jul 2018 - Present
The Peabody Institute of Music
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2014 - May 2018
State University of New York at Fredonia

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Performer's Certificate
Apr 2018
State University of New York at Fredonia

Photos & Videos

A performance in 2014 of Vivaldi Double concerto!

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During a concerto competition in 2017 at SUNY Fredonia

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My Buffalo Philharmonic Debut in summer 2014

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Chris Jul 11, 2018
Cello · In studio

Alex was my teacher for 2 years. His passion for music and the cello are infectious. He pushed me when I needed to be pushed (even if I didn't think I did). He was patient and flexible with my questions. He taught me not just about proper form, but mindset; how to practice, how to prepare. He is a wonderful teacher.

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