Alexandra Pitocchi

Alexandra P.

Princeton, NJ

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Alexandra delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6+

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.

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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Experience

Freelance Piano Teacher
Sep 2007 - Present
Self-Employed

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

Accompanist
Jun 2005 - Present
N/A

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.

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
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

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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Photos & Videos

Prokofiev Sonata No 7, Movement III
Haydn Sonata no 31, Movement III
Photo by Alexandra P.

2 Reviews

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Costas O. Jan 8, 2017
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!

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Kelly L. May 6, 2015
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!

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