Alex Lavruk

Alex L.

Fontana, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All levels and styles from classical to contemporary music.

About Alex L.

Trained and educated (MM) in Russia and USA, over 20 years experience in teaching. Individual approach to the course development based on student personality, goals, skills.

Major instruments are piano, classical guitar, accordion.
Student must have own instrument and desire to learn!

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe many of my students enjoy my class and are able to achieve a higher skill level because I make it a point to personally motivate them. I give them personalized goals to reach and/or tailored practice techniques.Based on response, I may offer words of encouragement or tips such as how to ease sore muscles or an alternative way to execute a technique they are finding extra difficult.

I make it a point to not just teach music grammar and/or fundamentals of music, but to include the importance of the sound of music strategies to enhance their skill development.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Clavinova, piano
Classical guitar "Takamine"
Accordion "Gullietti"

*** Specialties ***
Accordion, piano, classical guitar Traditional School all styles and genres. Levels: beginner through advanced!

Reviews

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Patrick
Profile-location-online Online

Alex is an amazing instructor!
He not only teaches solid mechanics but has helped me develope a greater feel for my instrument.

Posted Feb 28, 2020
Ginny
Profile-location-online Online

This is exactly the type of lesson which helps me to improve my accordion playing skills and increases my knowledge.

Posted Jan 4, 2019
Paulo B.
Profile-location-online Online

Alex is a very interesting person and very competent. I really like it

Posted Sep 30, 2017
Dikson D.
Profile-location-online Online

Exceptional musician and instructor! I highly recommend classes with Alex.

Posted Nov 11, 2016
jim

Need an accordion player for a party. Any suggestions or contacts.
Doing Oktoberfest theme. Great gig, pay is good.

Posted Aug 31, 2016
Vincent D.
Profile-location-online Online

Alex is a fantastic instructor. Extremely knowledgable and is very encouraging. Interactive and flexible. I will continue taking lessons from him. Not only for accordion but music theory as well.

Posted Jun 26, 2016
Dean R.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Alex was wonderful! He was very friendly and personable, knowledgeable about the accordion, and was very supportive and encouraging for my son. Alex was also very patient, for this was my son's first accordion lesson. He welcomed any questions and took the time to explain things. My son is excited to go home and practice and can't wait for the next lesson. Would highly recommend Alex for accordion lessons!!!

Posted Apr 26, 2016
Dean R.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Alex was wonderful! He was very friendly and personable, knowledgeable about the accordion, and was very supportive and encouraging for my son. Alex was also very patient, for this was my son's first accordion lesson. He welcomed any questions and took the time to explain things. My son is excited to go home and practice and can't wait for the next lesson. Would highly recommend Alex for accordion lessons!!!

Posted Apr 26, 2016
Diane D.
Profile-location-online Online

Alex gives accordion class to my daughter and guitar classes to my other daughter. We are in Texas and we do it through Skype. Alex is cool with kids, motivates them, genuinely wants to understand what motivates them and what kind of music they like. For the first time in years, no more fighting about daily practice! My kids are happy wth the classes and motivated. Great teacher!

Posted Sep 28, 2015
Ellen S.
Profile-location-online Online

Alex is an excellent teacher. While he is a very accomplished musician he communicates in ways I can understand as a beginner. He quickly identifies areas I need to work on and both shows and tells me how to do that. He encourages questions as well as creativity that builds on the basics. He makes good use of the lesson time and is very encouraging. I can easily take what I learn in the lesson and practice it on my own. I look forward to my next lesson!

Posted Jul 3, 2015
Celine V.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Best classical guitar teacher ever! Alex is a very easy-going, super friendly and straightforward teacher. He has an amazing ability to make complicated guitar techniques into very easy tasks. I surprised how much I learned just from his first lesson and how much I improved in a week. I would recommend any student regardless your age and level to study with him. You will get your money worth.

Posted Jun 1, 2014
Dede R.

2nd Lesson

Alex is wonderful…he has such a feeling for music and being sure his pupils learn properly…one important thing that impressed me…he asked me a very good question, "do you want to learn easily or do you want to struggle learning?"…I have long nails and he explained when hitting the keys, it is very difficult to hold the wrist and hit the key properly….so I have filed my nails down…LOL….because I want to learn piano easily and most importantly learn the proper etiquette when playing.. He is a great teacher..and he teaches with passion...

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Dede R.

Love of Music

Had my first lesson with Alex and it was great. He started out showing me what the different symbols mean and the notes. I am so glad he is teaching me how to read music, its very important. Its all very basic now but feel with knowledge of the basics it will help me understand future lessons easily…..looking forward to my next lesson…..in the meantime, drawing the Cleff, Notes and Staffs to be sure I understand, per his instructions…Love it!

Posted Dec 10, 2013
SOUAD C.

a great teacher

Alexander , is a great teacher , patient , understanding , and very knowledgeable .

I look forward to his classes .

he mad my Sundays a special day .

Posted May 3, 2013
EstelaR

Satify

Alex is very patient and make the class fun for my son with his sense of humor.

Posted Feb 8, 2012
MartinB

Great match for me. He has a great personallity. Puts me outside of the box just enough to help me advance. He also shows me different technics to play. I will stay him for as long as he is willing to teach. Thanks for hiring a outstanding teacher.

Posted Feb 17, 2010
DongL

PARENT

Mr.Alex is friendly in relationship, flexible in teaching. These make my children learn piano easier.

Posted Nov 4, 2009
EllynK

Alex is a great teacher, I have a long way to go and he doesn't make me feel hopeless.

Posted Oct 24, 2008

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Experience

Professor
Aug 2002 - Present

San Bernardino Valley College

Education

Master of Music Conducting
Sep 2007 - Dec 2009

California Baptist University

Bachelor of Music
Aug 1971 - Aug 1975

Leninobad Music College

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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