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.
I currently hold a BM in performance with a concentration in pedagogy from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. Not only did I have the opportunity to grow as a performer, but I also gained wonderful teaching experience through piano pedagogy classes and practicums where I worked with several students of various age groups.
After graduating, I soon obtained many students and began teaching on a daily basis. This fall, I will be attending Westminster Choir College to work towards a Masters in piano performance and pedagogy. I look forward to beginning my studies and sharing my knowledge and skills with others.
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.
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, community theater and auditions.
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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· Piano · In home 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!
· Piano · In home 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!