Alexander Knecht

Alexander K.

Los Angeles, CA

About Alexander K.

Alexander teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: February 2010
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

As a violin teacher, I always aim to set goals for students, to guide students towards them, and to be direct as possible so far as is appropriate. I also try to stay results-oriented throughout the process. Even if not all of a student’s progress is directly attributable to me, the most important thing was that he improve. I teach from the personal perspective of a traditional, technically founded approach to classical music, but I also love to arrange simple songs from any genre for each student, chosen by me or upon request. On the side, I enjoy playing fiddle music with my family and friends.
As a math and standardized test tutor, I strive to stay results-oriented and based around the student's needs. In past experience as a tutor in college, where I was an undergraduate math major, I would often see shortcuts to problems that to me were simpler than the methods taught in class, but I became acutely aware of the need to approach learning from students' point of view in addition to my own. Putting students first calls me to help them directly with their needs and to meet them where they are.

Photos and Videos

My personal speed record! Had a lot of fun learning this infamous showpiece and recording / mastering the video at home.

Experience

Principal Second Violin

Sep 2015 - Present
YMF Debut Orchestra

Paid orchestra member for local concerts under 3-year contract.

MERIT Program Instructor

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Music Academy of the West

Worked for two weeks as a private violin instructor and chamber coach for a carefully selected group of 17 children from around the United States.

Student Teacher

Feb 2010 - May 2013
La Sierra University Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

Private violin instructor employed through school's Visual and Performing Arts Academy, teaching elementary through high school aged students.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics

Sep 2013 - May 2015
La Sierra University

Master of Music, Viola

Sep 2013 - May 2015
Juilliard School

Bachelor of Music, Violin

Sep 2009 - May 2013
La Sierra University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Juilliard Career Grant Recipient

May 2015
Alan D. Marks Center for Career Services and Entrepreneurship

Winner, Senior Strings Category

Apr 2013
Redlands Bowl Young Artists Auditions

Winner, 2013 La Sierra University Concerto Competition

Feb 2013
La Sierra University

National Merit Scholar

Sep 2009
La Sierra University
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1 Review on Alexander K.

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Julie Oct 9, 2015
Violin · In studio
I really appreciated Alexander teaching me violin. He was basically my first instructor and he was always patient and motivating. He accommodated my unique needs as an adult beginner and brought me far in a short time. He was a little challenged to balance teaching with his heavy school load, but I appreciated his willingness to take the time to teach and help others.
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