Alexander Ullman

Alexander U.

Brookline, MA

About Alexander U.

Alexander teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2008
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

My name is Alexander, a graduate student at The Boston Conservatory pursuing a Masters in Cello Performance. I love teaching students of all ages and abilities the joys of practicing, playing, and performing on the cello. I am an avid performer of solo, orchestral, and chamber music. I spent the final year of my undergraduate studies researching ways to more effectively teach chamber music.

My teaching philosophy puts a strong emphasis on mindfulness, which results in superb technical development and allows the student to make their musical mark on the works they perform. I encourage all students to engage in music making beyond the practice room and share the gifts they have. I realize that many students begin playing instruments during formative times in their lives. Through their musical journey, students learn much about themselves, and their lessons help them to gain confidence in who they are. I look forward to mentoring this journey.

Photos and Videos

Alexander plays the Cello Concerto in B minor by Antonín Dvořák with the UNC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tonu Kalam.

Experience

Private Cello Lesson Instructor

Jan 2009 - Present
Self Employed

Chamber Music Coach

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
Chamber Music Institute for Young Musicians

Education

Master of Music in Cello Performance

May 2015 - Present
The Boston Conservatory

Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance

Aug 2011 - May 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

UNC Business Essentials Program

Aug 2014
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

Awarded for completion of a program teaching Introduction to Business, Financial Accounting, Economics and Finance, Marketing, Business Operations, and Business Communication.

Awards

Benjamin Swalin Orchestra Award

May 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Music

David Arons Award for Excellence in Musical Performance

May 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Music
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7 Reviews on Alexander U.

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Alicia M. Apr 12, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Alexander has been teaching my 13 year old son cello for the past 8 months. He is by far the best instructor we have ever had. He is the perfect blend of patient, understanding, encouraging, and talented. I love that he praises what is done well and corrects what needs more work. There isn't anyone that I would trust with my child's musical education more than Alexander.
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Sophia D. Dec 11, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
He arrived 15min early which was great. He was energetic, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. My daughter is looking forward to her next lesson.
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Michael Oct 18, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Alexander was excellent with my 9 year old, and in his first lesson managed to engage my son fully with the "nitty gritty" of technique necessary to a successful start playing the cello. We look forward to the next lesson!
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Josie Sep 14, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Obviously a very talented musician but an equally talented teacher.
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Josie Sep 14, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Obviously a very talented musician but an equally talented teacher.
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Anne H. Jun 12, 2015
Music Performance · In home
Alex was very patient and gave lots of insightful musical ideas. His practice suggestions have helped me improve rapidly.
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Anne H. Jun 12, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
Alex was very patient and gave me a lot of insightful advice for practicing more efficiently.