Alexandra Pitocchi

Alexandra P.

Princeton, NJ

About Alexandra P.

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Alexandra teaches: Ages 6 and up
Teaching since: September 2008
Last sign in: 4 days ago


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.

***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.

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Prokofiev Sonata No 7, Movement III


Freelance Piano Teacher

Sep 2007 - Present

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


Jun 2005 - Present

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

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.


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


L. Hood Fenn Scholarship

Aug 2014
Westminster Choir College

WCC JFW Competition Scholarship

Mar 2014
Westminster Choir College

Billy Baldwin Grant for Achievement in the Arts

Sep 2007
Massapequa Community Fund

SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholars Award

Sep 2007
SUNY Potsdam

Anna Pease Breaky Scholarship

Sep 2007
Crane School of Music


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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1 Review on Alexandra P.

Kelly L. May 6, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
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!
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