Alexander Cross

Alexander C.

Philadelphia, PA
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Alexander delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
June 2012

Hi there! My name is Alex and I am a full-time freelance musician living in Philadelphia. My primary focuses are jazz, rock and pop and I have been playing piano for 20 years. I graduated from Temple University in 2015 with a degree in jazz piano performance, and am hoping to help others gain a joy of music through the piano.

Lessons will be fun and informative, working on either jazz and/or basic piano proficiency (whichever is applicable). I've studied with fantastic pianists Tom Lawton and Bruce Barth in my time at Temple and want to pass on the knowledge to others and make music a fun learning experience!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are very flexible depending on what you want to learn! I can teach basic piano for beginners. I can also dive into specifics of jazz music for more advanced students, or even jazz arranging and composition!

*** Specialties ***
Basic Piano, Jazz Piano, Jazz Composition/Arranging, Popular Music, Classical Piano

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Experience

Piano Instructor
Jan 2018 - Present
Paul Michael School of Music

Private piano lessons for children ages 5-13+.

Freelance Musician/Performer
Jun 2010 - Present
Alex C. Music

Freelance Musician, Jun 2009- present
• Pianist for Bachelor Boys Wedding Band since 2014
• Released one jazz album in 2016 and a rock EP in 2017.
• Unassisted booking and execution of a two-week tour in summer of 2017 for musical project consisting of original material

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Accompanist
Sep 2013 - May 2015
Boyer College of Music and Dance

I accompanied numerous jazz vocalists during their lessons at Temple University.

Education

Arts Administration
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Drexel University
Jazz Performance- Piano
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Temple University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Dean's Fellowship
Sep 2015
Drexel University
Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance Scholarship
Aug 2011
Temple University

Affiliations

BMI
Jun 2015

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Photos & Videos

The Changing Tides- Alexander Cross, "For What May Never Come" (2016)
Photo by Alexander C.

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I Have a Dream- Alexander Cross, "For What May Never Come" (2016)
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Aisha G. Jul 19, 2014
Piano · In studio

Alex is an excellent teacher! Very encouraging, flexible, and very knowledgeable on the basics of learning to play. What makes me even more excited while learning is that he allows me to focus on areas I would like to become stronger in. I would definitely recommend him!

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