Alex Smith

Alex S.

14 Reviews
Bronx, NY

About Alex S.

Background check: Last verified 11/01/2015
Alex passed a background check on 11/01/2015 that included the following:
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Alex teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: December 2005
Last sign in: 3 days ago


*Note: Availability especially on the weekends can change depending on the week, lessons can be scheduled on a week to week basis

BandSeed 2014-Present
Edward B Shallow Junior High School, Brooklyn, NY 2012
Joe's Music And Dance Academy, Queens, NY 2012-2014
Berklee Staff Accompanist Boston, MA 2008-2010
Pike School, Andover, MA 2010
Donn Carr Music Store Peabody, MA 2009
George's Music Store in Berwyn, PA 2003-2004

Notable Performances:
Atlantic Recording Artist: Dyme-A-Duzin 2015
Grammy Award winning artist: Father Goose 2014, 2013
Tony Award winning producer: Dale Badway 2013
Stellar Award and GMWA Excellence Award winning artist: Kim Burrell 2013
Grammy Award winning artist: Tarrey Torae 2012
Atlantic Recording Artist: Laura Izibor opening for Brian McKnight 2012
Stellar Award and GMWA Excellence Award winning artist: Maurette Brown Clark 2012
Chris Rob (Roberta Flack, Talib Kweli) 2012
NYC venues such as The Blue Note, Lincoln Center, Irving Plaza, BB Kings, and Joyce Theater 2011

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*** Lesson Details ***
I assess where the student is at with regards to where they want to be musically and cater the lesson plan to what the student needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
12-inch guitar amp,12-inch bass amp, 8-inch guitar/bass amp, extra guitar, extra bass guitar, Logic 9 music software and audio interface. Seating is available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I drive I can bring a bass amp or a guitar amp.
They need to have their own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Funk

Photos and Videos

Live performance: Lucille's at BB Kings in Times Square


Bachelor of Professional Music (magna) Sep 2004 - May 2008
Berklee College of Music

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers May 2015

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14 Reviews on Alex S.

Daniel J. May 10, 2015
Bass Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Taking lessons with Alex was awesome! He taught me a lot in just a few lessons and has given me tools for me to learn the bass on my own. I had a great experience and would definitely recommend him as a teacher.
Anthony B. Apr 19, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Alex is a great teacher.. He helped me learn new skills and reach a potential that i thought i would never reach. He works with your time and schedule. Im still learning for him so i would advise you book a lesson and try it for you self.
Cooper W. Mar 23, 2015
Bass Guitar · Online
Alex is a great teacher. Very patient, and dedicated. I was able to learn a lot about bass very quickly from him. I highly recommend him.
Joe K. Feb 8, 2015
Bass Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I consider myself an intermediate bass player. Learning with Alex has increased my knowledge of the fret board and he knows and plays various styles of music. Which is what I need to increase my vocabulary. He is patient, laid back, fun and a great teacher. He will take the time to make sure you understand what you are playing, give homework, and positive feedback. The only negative thing is that I can't practice in person and all day with Alex. He by far is the best teacher I have ever had. And your crazy if you don't learn alot with this guy!

Joe K.
Steve S. Dec 5, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Alex is a master at what he does and provided great insight during my lessons. He listened to my goals and tailored lessons to my ability. I had a lot of fun and look forward to learning more from Alex in the future!
Dr. Daniel C. Dec 2, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home
Alex is an incredibly thoughtful and engaging instructor who is always focused and prepared for lessons. His insight is invaluable and makes lessons both fun and extremely rewarding. I would highly recommend Alex to students of any level or proficiency. He will not steer you wrong!
Sarah B. Oct 5, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Alex is a great teacher. I’ve done so much more than I thought I would in the 8 months that we have worked together. He’s patient, calm, nice, and always willing to lend an extra hand. The lessons are fun and they fly by but you still leave knowing you learned something new. I’m happy that Alex is my teacher and I look forward to future lessons.
Jason H. Sep 16, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Alex is an excellent teacher. I've been taking guitar lessons with him for a few months now, and I'm completely satisfied wtih his classes. Aside from being extremely talented and knowledagable, he constantly adapts our classes to a comfortable and appropriate level. As a result, I always feel that I'm understanding the information that he's trying to communciate. I've learned so much working with Alex in such a short amount of time, and I'm always looking forward to our next lesson. I highly reccommend Alex as a guitar or bass teacher.
Carlos G. Jun 17, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home
Alex provides very personalized lessons at a very reasonable price. He is patient and very knowledgeable as to the history and theory of music. He is passionate about his craft and it shows through his teaching. Highly recommend !
Hezal S. Jun 10, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Alex is a great guitar teacher. I like the way he teaches the guitar. He has made the music euphonious for me. He encourages me to listen the scales and chords while he plays and thus it helps me to learn guitar very quickly. I am new to guitar but Alex has made everything simple with his fun and friendly environment during the lessons. I would recommend him who is beginner like me in guitar.