- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- September 2008
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.
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.
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.
Private piano teacher for various ages and levels.
Prepare students for recitals and exams.
Taught piano privately in students' homes on a weekly basis.
Vocal and instrumental accompanying. Experience includes NYSSMA festivals, Golden Key recital at Carnegie Hall, public school concerts, musical theater and auditions.
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.
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.
Chose music for church services. Accompanied congregation in hymns and also played for soloist.
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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.Show More
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.
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!Show More
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!