Alexander Silver
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Alexander S.

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Beginner, Intermediate
Hey there! My hope is that through these lessons you are able to grow your love for music, increase your ability on piano, and play the things YOU want to play. The instrument is just a vessel on the way to express yourself. Through learning about scales and chords you'll be able to craft your own melodies, beats, and songs in no time. I hope to hear from you!

About Alexander S.

Hi there! My name's Alex S and I have a BFA in Jazz Saxophone from The New School, a conservatory in NYC. I love teaching students of all levels, as well as styles with a focus on improvisation. I have a studio quality online setup and happily share PDF's, sheet music, or recordings for free. I am patient and believe together we can undoubtedly reach your goals!

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Eileen
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Alex is a very relaxed, easy going, knowledgeable person who knows how to tailor his teaching to his students' needs and desires. Taking lessons with him is both fun and a great learning experience.

Posted Jan 17, 2021
Sam
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Alex is an incredibly talented player with an equal talent for teaching. I have played for more than decade and had leading instructors in school and Alex has completely taken my playing to another level. Best yet, he makes lessons super fun. He's kind, considerate, encouraging and reassuring. I cannot recommend him enough for anyone looking to begin to play, expand their play, or just keep in shape and have fun. He's the best.

Posted Jan 17, 2021
Alex
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A super insightful and helpful method of teaching that works so well for Zoom piano lessons. Tons of knowledge of scales, chords, and everything in between!

Posted Jan 17, 2021
Billy D.

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.

Posted Jul 23, 2018
Erica
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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.

Posted Apr 17, 2018
Giulia
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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!

Posted Sep 8, 2016
Ligori N.
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Best instructor ever!

Posted May 9, 2016
Ligori N.
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Best instructor ever!

Posted May 9, 2016

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Experience

Music Teacher
Jun 2014 - Present

Alex S's Sax Lessons

Professional freelance Musician
Jan 2014 - Present

Alex S

I've been working as a professional musician since I was in college and currently that is how I make my living. I perform for events, weddings, as well play with many artist of different styles. Some of those artist are Marlon Craft, who's an up and coming rapper, Bakithi Kumalo, who is Paul Simon's bassist, as well as a whole host of other musicians around NY! I love what I do and I'd love to share my passion with you!

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 - 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

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
May 2016

The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

I received my 4-year Bachelor of Fine Arts from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York, NY. It is a prestigious conservatory style jazz school comparable with Julliard, MSM, etc.

Awards

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

TMEA

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