Alex is a Boston-based guitarist and educator. At the age of 17, Alex turned his musical interests from classical violin to bluegrass guitar, and has yet to reconsider. After completing an undergraduate biology degree at Cornell University in 2011, he returned to the vibrant Boston music bluegrass scene, studying privately with Berklee professor John McGann. In 2014, Alex started the folk duo, No Bones About It, which has performed around the northeast, including performances at the Freshgrass Music Festival and Club Passim, as well as completing a country-wide tour of New Zealand. In March 2016, Alex joined the April Verch Band, with whom he tours around the globe.
In March 2016, I joined the April Verch Band as their full-time touring guitar player. The band travels extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally, performing at concert halls and large venues.
Since 2011, I have taught individual afterschool music lessons on guitar, mandolin, and violin. Additionally, I have run a small chamber group, the Wellesley Acoustic Ensemble, in which kids of different ages and instruments play together as a band.
Verified Student · Mandolin · In studio
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· Guitar · In home
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
· Bluegrass Guitar · In studio
· Guitar · In studio
Not only does he have a clear method for teaching guitar (I really like the structure) but I can come to him with any song or idea and he either teaches it to me or we work through it together.
With so many guitar teachers in the area, I consider myself lucky for having met such a brilliant guitarist and wonderful teacher. Can't recommend him enough.