Alexander Silver

Alexander S.

Brooklyn, NY
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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 2014

At my lessons, I use the experience and knowledge that I have acquired from over 13 years of playing and studying music to teach students how to take their playing to the next level and reach their goals.

A recent graduate of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary music, Alex finds the best way to learn is in a fun, stress-free environment, where the instructor pays close attention to the needs of their students. I believe in cultivating an appreciation for jazz and other styles of music, paying close attention to detail, and building a strong foundation through focused practice.


Music Teacher
Jun 2014 - Present
Alex Silver's Sax Lessons

Music Administration Intern
Feb 2015 - May 2015
Jazz at Lincoln Center

I was working within the Music Administration department where one of my jobs was to have music prepared for rehearsals and performances for the Lincoln Center Jazz Band with Wyntyn Marsalis. During this time I was also fortunate enough to be around guest artist including one of my favorite saxophonist and musicians ever, Wayne Shorter.

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Jazz Saxophone Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2016
New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Jazz Saxophone Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2013
University of North Texas
Music Performance
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


4 Downbeat Music Awards
Mar 2017
Downbeat magazine
Student of the Year- Junior male
May 2011
Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
All State Jazz Ensemble- Junior year of high school
Feb 2011

Photos & Videos

Here I am performing with Apartment Sessions on a the J subway line!
Photo of my band the Civilians w/ our director and friend, Adam Holzman (played with Miles Davis and currently plays with Steven Wilson)

W/ the New School Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble directed by Grammy nominated percussionist Bobby Sanabria at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in NY

W/ the cast of the NYU student production "Strange Weather", a Tom Waits inspired show that solely featured his Rock and Roll music.

Performing W/ the Rebel Alliance Jazz Ensemble at the Dallas Museum of Art

Playing W/ some close friends and great musicians from the New School at Somethin' Jazz Club in NY
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5 Reviews

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Billy D. Jul 23, 2018
Saxophone ·

Alex is an extraordinary saxophonist. I have had the pleasure of playing in a horn section with Alex on several occasions and he is definitely my first call whenever I'm looking for a sax player. Anyone would be lucky to have him as a teacher.

Erica Apr 17, 2018
Saxophone · In studio

He is a really awesome teacher! Really feels like he cares about music and the saxophone, also about what I'm learning. He structures the lesson to fit what I want to learn.

Giulia Sep 8, 2016
Saxophone · In studio

I've attend Alex lessons since more than 6 months. He has been extremely accomodating with my crazy work-schedule and available to change hour or day even with small advance notice.
During the lessons we have fun and that is what I think is the most important thing!
Alex is really passionate about music and is capable of transmit this passion during his lessons.
I would definitely recommed him as a teacher!

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Ligori N. May 9, 2016
Saxophone · In home

Best instructor ever!

Ligori N. May 9, 2016
Saxophone · In home

Best instructor ever!

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