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Alex R.
New York, New York
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Learn how to master the saxophone from a NYC musician
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As an NYC jazz musician, It is imperative that I have a well rounded grasp on the saxophone to perform at the highest level and express myself without having the horn being an obstacle. I teach all ages at all levels and teach all my students to develop fundamental skills on the saxophone as well as making practice routines that best suit their strengths and leave them a well rounded saxophonist. Above all, I want my students to have fun while learning the sax and apply the knowledge I give them to their everyday lives.
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M. Alex Ramirez is a Colombian saxophonist, composer, producer, and educator based in New York City. His ideals on music focus on creating honest representations of his emotions whilst building a community that fosters innovation within the group and audience. M. Alex Ramirez was awarded 3rd place in the Carinthian International Jazz Award Saxophone in 2020. A recent graduate from NYU, M. Alex Ramirez is currently based in New York City where he regularly performs in venues all over the city. His current mentors include Ben Wendel, Baptiste Herbin, Kris Urbanski, and Melissa Aldana. M. Alex Ramirez recently recorded what is to be his debut album which is planned to be released in May of 2022. M. Alex Ramirez was awarded a full tuition scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music where he spent his formative years studying under some of the most influential musicians in the jazz industry including George Garzone, Terrence Blanchard, Ed Tomassi, Shannon LeClaire and Dave Santoro. During his time at Berklee, M. Alex Ramirez performed with the flagship ensemble, the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, where they toured around the New England area. While in the orchestra, Ramirez performed with notable artists including Gary Burton, Mike Gibbs, Bill Frisell, Terrence Blanchard, Paquito D’Rivera, Kurt Elling and Sean Jones. After graduating, Ramirez accepted a graduate scholarship to attend NYU Steinhardt. While at NYU, Ramirez studied under even more notable musicians that are currently dominating the jazz scene in the US such as Alex Sipiagin, Ed Neumeister, Rich Shemaria, Chris Potter, Rich Perry, and Billy Drewes.

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Alex R.
New York, New York
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Learn how to master the saxophone from a NYC musician
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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As an NYC jazz musician, It is imperative that I have a well rounded grasp on the saxophone to perform at the highest level and express myself without having the horn being an obstacle. I teach all ages at all levels and teach all my students to develop fundamental skills on the saxophone as well as making practice routines that best suit their strengths and leave them a well rounded saxophonist. Above all, I want my students to have fun while learning the sax and apply the knowledge I give them to their everyday lives.
About Alex R.

M. Alex Ramirez is a Colombian saxophonist, composer, producer, and educator based in New York City. His ideals on music focus on creating honest representations of his emotions whilst building a community that fosters innovation within the group and audience. M. Alex Ramirez was awarded 3rd place in the Carinthian International Jazz Award Saxophone in 2020. A recent graduate from NYU, M. Alex Ramirez is currently based in New York City where he regularly performs in venues all over the city. His current mentors include Ben Wendel, Baptiste Herbin, Kris Urbanski, and Melissa Aldana. M. Alex Ramirez recently recorded what is to be his debut album which is planned to be released in May of 2022. M. Alex Ramirez was awarded a full tuition scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music where he spent his formative years studying under some of the most influential musicians in the jazz industry including George Garzone, Terrence Blanchard, Ed Tomassi, Shannon LeClaire and Dave Santoro. During his time at Berklee, M. Alex Ramirez performed with the flagship ensemble, the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, where they toured around the New England area. While in the orchestra, Ramirez performed with notable artists including Gary Burton, Mike Gibbs, Bill Frisell, Terrence Blanchard, Paquito D’Rivera, Kurt Elling and Sean Jones. After graduating, Ramirez accepted a graduate scholarship to attend NYU Steinhardt. While at NYU, Ramirez studied under even more notable musicians that are currently dominating the jazz scene in the US such as Alex Sipiagin, Ed Neumeister, Rich Shemaria, Chris Potter, Rich Perry, and Billy Drewes.

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MAR Studio
Jan 2012 - Present
MAR
My personal saxophone studio. Teaching saxophone to students of all ages and levels.
Adjunct Instructor
Sep 2019 - May 2021
NYU Steinhardt
Core Music Tutor
Jan 2016 - May 2019
Berklee College of Music
M.M. Instrumental Jazz Saxophone Performance
Sep 2019 - May 2021
NYU Steinhardt
B.M. Contemporary Writing & Production
Sep 2014 - May 2019
Berklee College of Music
B.M. Saxophone Performance
Sep 2014 - May 2019
Berklee College of Music
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CRLA Master Tutor Level 3
May 2018
Berklee College of Music
Barney Josephson Outstanding Graduate Jazz Studies Award
May 2021
NYU Steinhardt
Carinthian Jazz Award (Jazz Saxophone Competition) 3rd Place
Aug 2020
Carinthian Jazz
Jazz Education Network
Sep 2021
JEN was formed in 2008 to help bring together the jazz arts community. It hosts an annual conference with concerts presented by students and professionals, a student jazz festival, workshops, research presentations and an exhibition area with manufacturers, retailers, schools and other jazz related organizations. JEN also offers many educational programs, from an outreach program, to mentoring and scholarships.
North American Saxophone Alliance
Feb 2021
The North American Saxophone Alliance is an organization made up of individuals who share a common interest in the saxophone. Members include professional performers, university professors, public school teachers, students of all levels, and others who have an interest in the saxophone. In addition to the Alliance's emphasis on disseminating information concerning the saxophone, the organization also works to provide opportunities for its members to make music, fostering fellowship among saxophone enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.

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