Alexander Harrison

Alexander H.

Brighton, MA
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About

Alexander delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2007

I have been teaching and playing music professionally for a little over 5 years. I have performed a variety of genres from Indy, Pop, Latin Jazz, Avant-garde, Jazz, blues and rock to classical styles in Chicago, New York, Dallas, Tokyo, Seoul, and Bangkok. I graduated cum laude from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music before moving to Korea and then Thailand to teach and play music and to teach English, Literature, and ESL classes in a variety of schools. I taught music to students in middle school and high school at the International Pioneers School in Bangkok, Thailand before relocating to Boston in late 2015. I approach music with a goal of creating a solid Aural foundation so that students can explore and enjoy any styles that they seek to master. I mix in a variety of schools of teaching, with a heavy improvisational anchor and ear training.

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Experience

Music Teacher
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
International Pioneers School - Bangkok, Thailand

Taught Music to the older grades of students at IPS (aged 11-16). We studied Piano Basics, Guitar Basics, Percussion Basics, song writing and improvisation. I coached and guided student groups (bands) to perform pop songs and original student compositions for school events.

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Freelance Saxophonist
Oct 2013 - Jun 2015
Alex Harrison Music

Played Saxophone with groups throughout Bangkok Thailand at places such as check-inn 99, Bamboo Bar, Saxophone, and Jazz Sushi. Also taught lessons on Saxophone and Guitar alongside teaching at the International Pioneers School in Bangkok

Saxophonist
Mar 2013 - Sep 2013
Swing Motel / Backswing

Tenor Saxophonist, composer and arranger for two regular jazz groups that played regularly throughout Seoul, South Korea in clubs such as Evans, Jazzda, Cheunyeundongando, etc. Played with various other bands throughout Seoul as well.

Saxophonist
Aug 2008 - Dec 2012
Alex Harrison Music

Played with various bands in the University of North Texas's infamous "Lab Band" program. Also performed with the UNT Latin Jazz Ensemble, West-African Percussion, and various smaller Jazz Combo groups. Performed around the Dallas Fort Worth area.

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Education

Bachelor of Arts - Music
Oct 2008 - Dec 2012
University of North Texas

Photos & Videos

Live Performance from Jazz Sushi / Sax Society in Bangkok, Thailand with Jafar and Koh the saxman
Playing with Backswing at Club Evans in Seoul, South Korea

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