Alex Smith

Alex S.

Bronx, NY

About Alex S.

Background check: Last verified 11/01/2015
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Alex teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: December 2005
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

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

Experience:
21st Century Community Learning 2013-Present
BandSeed 2014-2016
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


you can find more information on AlexBusbySmith.com

*** 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

Education

Bachelor of Professional Music (magna)

Sep 2004 - May 2008
Berklee College of Music

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

May 2015
ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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19 Reviews on Alex S.

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Emma Sep 25, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Alex has been giving piano classes to my almost 6-yr old girls and he has really well connected with them. He is very flexible and he even introduced guitar to one of the girls when I had expressed that she should maybe try something else! Thank you Alex!
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Brandon Jul 10, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Alex is a great teacher, very positive and excellent at using custom teaching techniques to work with the student.
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Bryan Apr 2, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Alex was truly a wonderful teacher. He was so kind, down to earth, patient and educational. He showed such an interest with my son. We're more than happy to invite him in to our home again for more lessons.
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Milta V. Feb 3, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My first lesson today with Alex. He is well prepared and patient. Awesome beginning.
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Hersy C. Dec 23, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I'm so happy that I found Alex. He really is an incredible teacher. He knows how to motivate his pupil. That is very important in the case of my son. He can be easily distracted but Alex has found a way to keep him focused. I have seen such an improvement in his performance.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!

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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!
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