Alexander Knecht

Alexander K.

Loma Linda, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Recently graduated from Juilliard, I've been teaching violin and viola for five years, and welcome students of all levels and ages. My background is firmly classical, but additionally I also love fiddle music and give students songs from many genres to learn, arranging upon request. I'm currently a doctoral student at USC, and I work part-time locally as a violinist in the YMF Debut Orchestra. I am also glad to help students with recording, video editing and social media.

About Alexander K.

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.


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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.

Posted Oct 9, 2015

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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.


Master of Music, Viola
Sep 2013 - May 2015

Juilliard School

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
Sep 2013 - May 2015

La Sierra University

Bachelor of Music, Violin
Sep 2009 - May 2013

La Sierra University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


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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