Alexandra Smith

Alexandra S.

Virginia Beach, VA

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Alexandra delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 4+, males 4 to 17 and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2013

I am a Hampton Roads native holding a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Lee University (Cleveland, TN). I am licensed to teach instrumental and vocal music to grades K-12 and have five years' experience privately teaching students ages 4 to adult. I currently teach elementary Strings classes from grades K-5, and am certified by the Suzuki Association of the Americas in violin method, volumes 1-2. I have been playing the piano since age 5 (classical, jazz, worship), and the violin for 12 years; I am currently a member of Symphonicity orchestra in Virginia Beach. I am primarily an instrumentalist, but also have 10 years' experience in choral singing, and enjoy teaching beginning voice and Ukulele lessons.

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Experience

Strings Specialist
Oct 2015 - Present
Hebrew Academy of Tidewater

I teach beginning violin classes in grades K-1, and strings classes (sometimes including viola and cello) for grades 2-5.

Private Music Instructor
Jul 2015 - Present
Music & Arts

I teach private lessons to all ages and varying skill levels in violin, viola, cello, piano, and voice.

Education

Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Lee University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Violin Method Certification
Jul 2017
Suzuki Association of the Americas

I am currently certified in volumes 1-2, and will be completing my volume 3 training in June 2018!

Educator License: Instrumental Music K-12
May 2015
Tennessee Department of Education

Affiliations

Suzuki Association of the Americas
Jul 2017

The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.

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Pi Kappa Lambda
May 2015

An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

American Choral Directors Association
Sep 2013

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

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National Association for Music Education
Sep 2012

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers.

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Meg L. Jul 21, 2015
Piano · In home

Very helpful first lesson. Alexandra is a very nice person who knows how to teach music effectively. I look forward to the next lesson.

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