Alexander Silver

Alexander S.

Brooklyn, NY

About Alexander S.

Background check: Last verified 05/28/2016
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Alexander teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: June 2014
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

At my lessons, I use the experience and knowledge that I have acquired from over 10 years of playing and studying music to teach students how to take their playing to the next level and reach their goals.

I attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, TX, and am now one semester shy from graduating from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, a conservatory in New York City.

I find 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.

Photos and Videos

Photo of my band the Civilians w/ our director and friend, Adam Holzman (played with Miles Davis and currently plays with Steven Wilson)

Experience

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.

Education

Jazz Saxophone Performance

Aug 2013 - Present
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

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

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
TMEA
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3 Reviews on Alexander S.

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Giulia Sep 8, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
Best instructor ever!
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Ligori N. May 9, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Best instructor ever!
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