Alex Mueller

Alex M.

Saint Paul, MN
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We know that starting lessons is a big step and we want you to feel confident booking with us. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll help you find a new teacher or you can receive a refund for any unused lessons within the first year from the date of purchase.

Lesson Details

Cello

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have been teaching private lessons since 2008. I have performed on movie soundtracks and was a guest soloist with Hamline University Orchestra. I am certified in Suzuki Method and also teach traditional lessons. I've worked with students age 4 to adult.

You are never too old to begin! I've worked with beginners of all ages.

Playing is about so much more than just classical music and scales! Although we love scales. Scales are how we show off how fast we can play. In addition to solid fundamentals of technique and musicality, I teach a broad range of styles including folk/fiddle, pop, and movie and video game scores. You'll get to learn the music that YOU want to play!
See all subjects

Alex teaches

Loading-circle

About

Alex passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Alex delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2008

I am an award-winning composer and have been passionate about music all my life. I've been playing in symphonies for over a decade, have been principal violist and a featured soloist, and performed as a session player on movie scores. I've taught violin and viola since 2008 and worked with students ages 4 to adult. I am certified in the Suzuki Method and also teach what is sometimes referred to as "traditional lessons."

You are never too old to begin learning music! I've worked with beginners of all ages.

Learning to play violin or viola is about so much more than just classical music and scales! Although we love scales. Especially played fast. In addition to solid fundamentals of technique and musicality, I teach a broad range of styles including classical, folk/fiddle, pop, movie and video game scores. You'll get to learn the music that YOU want to play!

I also teach composition and music theory (which is beneficial skill set for performers and composers alike).

Please send me a message and let me know your musical goals. I'd love to work with you!

+ Read More

Experience

Violin and Viola Instructor
May 2017 - Present
School of Music

Private Lesson Instructor
Oct 2008 - Present
Freelance

Private lessons violin, viola, cello, music theory and composition

Faculty Instructor
May 2012 - May 2014
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Taught Violin and Viola

Education

Composition for Film and Television
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
Berklee College of Music
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Sep 2009 - May 2013
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Certifications

Certified Suzuki Method Instructor
May 2011
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Certified Instructor of Violin and Viola

Photos & Videos

Alex in the studio

View
Alexandria Mueller

View
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante: Third Movement
Martha McDermott, Violin
Alexandria Mueller, Viola
Anton Melnichenko, Piano

5 Reviews

Write a Review
Anne Jul 7, 2017
Viola · In studio

My daughter, Ada, was losing interest in her violin lessons and not making progress, so we signed her up to take lessons with Alex. This turned out to be the best decision that we could have made. Alex had excellent rapport with my daughter and was quickly finding important practice points for her to focus on. Even more important I was impressed with the multitude of solutions and exercises that Alex came up with to help my daughter get beyond her problem areas, and bad habits. On top of this, Ada was having fun, and was getting really motivated to practice. Alex’s attention to detail, excellent skill on the instrument, creativity with exercise ideas, and persistent yet friendly character were the perfect ingredients for a positive and productive music lesson experience. We would still be taking lessons with Alex if she still lived in our area for sure. (She is also an incredibly talented composer, which is a great thing for young musicians to learn about).

+ Read More
Will Jul 6, 2017
Viola · In studio

Alex has been teaching my 11-year-old son for the past 6 months and he's really enjoying the lessons.

Desiree Jul 6, 2017
Music Theory · Online

Alex is a truly gifted teacher. Teachers like her are rare especially when it comes to the arts. Not only does she make lessons fun but she also has the ability to put people at ease. Alex is also great at teaching those with learning differences. I Have extreme learning disabilities along with visual perceptual processing difficulties and thus have many blocks in place when it comes to learning things such as theory. No matter how long it takes me to understand something Alex is ever patient never giving up on me never getting frustrated with me. She has found many ways around many of the blocks that I have with theory. When I first began lessons with Alex I couldn't clap or count rhythm unless I had the main part. Since taking lessons with Alex I am now able to count rhythm better when I am not the main part. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone looking for a great teacher!

+ Read More
Desiree Alexander Jan 17, 2017
Music Theory ·

Alex is an excellent teacher. When I came to her I had nearly no sense of rhythm. She is very in tune with her students as well as extremely patient. This was crucial to me and helping me learn. I've been yelled at quite often by teachers for not "trying hard enough" or " making things harder than they are". With Alex there was none of that. She taught me decompression exercises for when I am getting frustrated with myself. Theory and rhythm practice used to be something I dreaded now I look forward to learning more theory.

+ Read More
Anne Sell Aug 24, 2016
Violin ·

My daughter, Ada, was losing interest in her violin lessons and not making progress, so we signed her up to take lessons with Alex. This turned out to be the best decision that we could have made. Alex had excellent rapport with my daughter and was quickly finding important practice points for her to focus on. Even more important I was impressed with the multitude of solutions and exercises that Alex came up with to help my daughter get beyond her problem areas, and bad habits. On top of this, Ada was having fun, and was getting really motivated to practice. Alex’s attention to detail, excellent skill on the instrument, creativity with exercise ideas, and persistent yet friendly character were the perfect ingredients for a positive and productive music lesson experience. We would still be taking lessons with Alex if she still lived in our area for sure. (She is also an incredibly talented composer, which is a great thing for young musicians to learn about).

+ Read More

You may want to revisit

Previously viewed teachers: