Alex Little
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Alex Little

Alex L.

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Beginner, Intermediate
I have been a musician for 29yrs. with Alto Sax being my Primary Instrument. Being a Woodwind player I also play Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, and Percussion. I have performed in many large/medium/small venues with many Bands and Ensembles throughout my career. I have also, been a Georgia Certified Teacher, member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, and member of the Music Educators National Conference for 14yrs. Most recently as an educator in Clayton County I performed with other musicians at a County production of "The Wiz".

About Alex L.

I have lead others and taught them before ever having my own classroom as a leader in High School and College. It has greatly pleased me that my students have had many accomplishments in many groups. These vary from various Honors Bands, the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra, and many High Valued Scholarships. I ecourage regular practice for all my students to review and refine their musicianship overall. I am always looking for new and exciting opportunities to teach those who are interested. Currently I am working in Clayton County Schools as the Director of Bands at Forest Park Middle School. Our group has been rated Excellent and Superior over since I have taken over.

I have the most Experience using the following Method Books: Standard of Excellence, Essential Elements, Accent on Achievement, Instrumental Methods and many other methods. Initially (and throughout) I place a high value on performance fundamentals. I start with a focus on proper posture and breathing. Once this can be executed I breakdown the nomenclature of the student's instrument, how to put it together and break it down. Next the focus becomes proper grip for mallets/sticks and embouchure placement for winds. Students then begin to develop a proper "buzz" and "coo" and "roll" for their selected instrument as they work on basic notes for some time. Eventually this playing short 3 note songs and then 5 note songs etc. Progress for mastery is constantly checked.

  In my classroom transdisciplinary is innate to my teach style.  I teach all skills in my class using many methods including but, not limited to the following: Clapping, singing, stomping, writing, modeling, syllables (math), one-on-one  Beginning players usually start with a short Assessment of their knowledge of music. We will spend a lot of time thorughout their experience on Tone, Intonation, Technique, Range, and Style using various styles.    Experienced players usually start with a short Assessment of their knowledge of music. A high focus of our Studio time will be spent developing Music/Solos etc. they are already preparing for Honors groups, High School and College. We will spend a lot of time thorughout their experience on Tone, Intonation, Technique, Range, and Style using various styles.

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Shauna Hutchins
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Very informative and thorough

Posted Sep 20, 2020
Denise
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Mr. Little was kind, helpful, informative, and patient with my Daughter is doing much better since having one on one personal instruction.

Posted Sep 20, 2020
Stacy
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I learned more about rhythms

Posted Aug 30, 2020
Noah
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So far Mr. Little has been amazing! He is so patient with my young beginner. My kiddo can not wait for his next lesson.

Posted Aug 23, 2020
Stacey H.
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Posted Jun 6, 2020
Richard G.
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Great first lesson.

Posted May 31, 2020
DeMarcus
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On time for lesson, Respectful, knowledgeable. Alex offered great warmups, etc that showed improvement to my sons playing right away. Very excited about the lessons to come.

Posted May 30, 2020
Edwin
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Mr little is really good at teaching and trying to keep Tim stable. He tries his best to help everyone and when he does he does a amazing job at it and I really hope that he keeps up what he is doing

Posted Jul 15, 2019
Frank
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Mr. Little is an absolute blessing for our son. He really takes the time to get to know our Braydens strengths and weaknesses which allow him to be an amazing instructor. He’s so kind and just always makes him feel special.

Posted Jul 14, 2019

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Experience

Band Director
Jul 2016 - Present

Forest Park Middle School

Band Director
Jan 2016 - Jun 2016

Bennett's Mill Middle School

I took over as the Interim director.

Band Director
Jul 2009 - May 2015

Mcnair Middle School

Assistant Band Director
Jul 2012 - May 2013

Banneker High School

Assistant Band Director
Jul 2010 - May 2012

Tri-Cities High School

Band Director
Jul 2003 - Dec 2007

Therrell High School

Education

Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Aug 1997 - May 2003

Florida A & M University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Music k-12
Jul 2003

Georgia Professional Standards Commission

I am fully certified to teach Band, Orchestra, Chorus and General Music for all students from Kindergarten through 12 grade.

Awards

Second Place Trophy
May 2016

Six Flags over Georgia

Award of Appreciation for participation
Oct 2008

Florida A & M University

Affiliations

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Oct 1998
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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