Alexandra Pitocchi
Patchogue, NY
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Alexandra Pitocchi

Alexandra P.

Patchogue, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a versatile piano teacher with experience teaching students of various ages and levels.

About Alexandra P.

Music has always been a very significant part of my life. I began taking piano lessons at age seven and grew up listening to and playing classical music. As I started to grow older, the piano began to become such a large part of my identity and a way for me to express my emotions and creativity. My goal is to share and instill this love of music with others!

My educational background includes an MM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College. During my time here, I completed an internship at Westminster Conservatory, teaching group piano classes. Upon graduating, I was offered a position as artist faculty and continued to teach private and group classes at the Conservatory.

I also hold a BM in Piano Performance with a concentration in Pedagogy from the Crane School of Music SUNY Potsdam. During my time at Crane, I was enrolled in several piano pedagogy practicum classes where I was able to work with both children and adult students, focusing on beginning-intermediate repertoire.



***Lesson Details****

A working piano/keyboard is required. Electronic keyboards should be full-size with weighted keys. Lessons are tailored to fit the age and level of each student. For beginning students, I start them off in method books that focus on performance, technique, and theory. Students are gradually introduced to musical concepts that will help to build a solid foundation and understanding. I work to reinforce these concepts during each lesson to ensure that they are retained. I believe that all students should be introduced to classical music, but I am happy to teach popular music as well.

***Cancellation Policy***
I ask that students give at least 24-hours notice in the event that they need to cancel. No makeups will be given for no-shows or cancellations with less than 24-hours notice.

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Zach E.
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This was just the first lesson, but Zach enjoyed it. We're looking forward to more of the same.

Posted Feb 4, 2020
Marie C.
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Alexandra is a great teacher. She is calm, reassuring, nice, patient and explains very well, . She is always positive Alexandra managed to hold the attention of my 6 & 9 year old boys for the entire lesson, and left my children excited about learning and confident that they can do it! I like the way she adapt to each boys needs and personality. Thank you Alexandra!

Posted Jan 10, 2020
Sari
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Alex is an amazing teacher, sensitive to the level and needs and dreams of my eight year old daughter. She is tailoring lessons and challenging my daughter at a perfect pace, not too easy and just hard enough to inspire. What a great learning experience.

Posted Oct 22, 2019
Charles P.
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My son loved it

Posted Sep 27, 2019
Ching-Ni
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I took private piano lessons with Alex for three years. Hands down, Alex was the best teacher I've had. Alex has a knack for teaching. She provided very targeted and detailed feedback on my techniques and taught me how to improve in a very precise way so that I was able to focus on my weaknesses. Alex was the kindest teacher one could possibly imagine. She always delivered her comments in a very accessible manner and made me feel very comfortable and believed that I could improve. I came a long way in the three years under her and I miss her lessons so much! I would recommend Alex to anyone who is interested in learning how to play the piano.

Posted Aug 14, 2019
Wallis
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Alex was a very patient and excellent teacher. She made sure I knew the piece that I was assigned thoroughly before moving on to another piece. She is very good at detail.. I was sorry to lose her after having her for 2 and 1/2 years.

Posted Aug 12, 2019
Costas O.
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Alex is a very polite and patient instructor. She adjusts the lesson to the child's skills and pace. I have three sons who take lessons with her and it is important that each one is assigned songs according to their skill level and music preferences. Thanks Alex!

Posted Jan 8, 2017
Kelly L.
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Alex is SO terrific!!! We have two boys, each at different levels and each at different motivation levels. She caters to both in such unique and fun ways. I love watching the boys learn and have fun with her!

Posted May 6, 2015

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Experience

Pianist/Accompanist
Aug 2019 - Present

Bayshore Christian Science Reading Room

-Prepare and perform appropriate music for service. -Accompany vocal soloist. -Lead congregation in hymn-sings.

Piano Instructor
Aug 2019 - Present

92nd Street Y

Private piano teacher for various ages and levels. Prepare students for recitals and exams.

Freelance Piano Teacher
Sep 2007 - Present

Self-Employed

Teach piano privately in students' homes on a weekly basis.

Accompanist
Jun 2005 - Present

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Vocal and instrumental accompanying. Experience includes NYSSMA festivals, Golden Key recital at Carnegie Hall, public school concerts, musical theater and auditions.

Piano Instructor
Sep 2014 - Jul 2019

Westminster Conservatory

Taught private piano lessons to students of various ages and levels. Prepared students for recitals and exams. Taught group piano class to students age 7-9.

Piano Instructor
Sep 2012 - Aug 2014

Frank and Camille's Fine Pianos

Taught piano to children and adult students. Prepared many students for recitals and festivals. Assisted music director in scheduling and organizing lessons for the school.

Music Director/Organist
Nov 2011 - Aug 2014

Christian Science Church of Levittown

Chose music for church services. Accompanied congregation in hymns and also played for soloist.

Education

MM Piano Performance and Pedagogy
Aug 2014 - May 2016

Westminster Choir College Rider University

BM Piano Performance
Sep 2007 - May 2011

Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam

Awards

L. Hood Fenn Scholarship
Aug 2014

Westminster Choir College

WCC JFW Competition Scholarship
Mar 2014

Westminster Choir College

Anna Pease Breaky Scholarship
Sep 2007

Crane School of Music

SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholars Award
Sep 2007

SUNY Potsdam

Billy Baldwin Grant for Achievement in the Arts
Sep 2007

Massapequa Community Fund

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2014
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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