- Teaches students:
- Ages 4+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- April 2011
I believe in teaching all aspects of musicianship when learning an instrument such as music theory, ear training, and singing, just to name a few. I have been private teaching for more than 5 years and I specialize in trombone, music theory/ear training, and piano lessons and have taught a variety of levels. I provide a very inviting environment for students to learn and grow.
* In case of allergies, I will mention that I have 2 cats in my home. Let me know if this is a problem so we can work out a different location.
I am an adjunct lecturer of music theory courses at the University of Tennessee.
Churches, PBS Documentary, Oak Ridge Community Orchestra, UT Graduate Brass Quintet, UT Trombone Choir
In this position I am in oversee all of the music in this ward. I arrange the music for our Sacrament services. I train pianists and conductors as needed. I substitute for pianists and other music leaders as needed.
I led low brass sectionals for the 6th grade band. We worked on fundamentals and band music.
I taught online group music theory classes for aspiring pianists.
I was hired to teach a music theory class 3 times a semester to the advance piano students.
I was hired for 3 Falls Musicals.
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.
The governance of U.S. Judo started in 1952, through the efforts of Dr. Henry A. Stone, Major Donn Draeger (USMC), and others. At that time there was no national authority to give guidance to local judo communities and insure the logical and orderly development of judo as a sport. The Amateur Judo Association (AJA) was a first attempt at establishing a national governing structure in conjunction with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). Dr. Stone served as the first president. Authority to grant the most coveted Kodokan Judo ranks was assumed by the national organization. High ranking individuals were no longer permitted to grant promotions independently. The growth of local judo organizations was further encouraged, promotion privileges were granted to yudanshakais (regional black belt associations), and a national communications network was opened.+ Read More
The general purposes of the International Trombone Association shall be: To promote communications among trombonists around the world, to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trombone family and to function as a clearing house for trombone-related ideas and information+ Read More
Alexis has a very positive attitude. and is great with kids. My daughter is already making notable progress and enjoying herself, too.
I played trombone in high school for four years. Alexis showed me things about the trombone that never knew. She is very professional and I highly recommend her.
Alexis is a fantastic teacher! My daughter is learning so much and Alexis is great with not only teaching piano, but also understanding how to deal with a teenager and the doubts they have in their ability to succeed with new things! Alexis is a well-rounded teacher!+ Read More
My daughter has been studying with Alexis for almost two years and we've been very impressed with her progress. So impressed that I've recently started lessons as well!
Alexis is very patient with my son. She takes the time to focus on the details to make sure he learning accurately. She has taught him so much!
Alexis is awesome. My son was really nervous, but she was extremely patient and made him feel great about playing. Wonderful teacher!!
I absolutely loved my first lesson. Alexis is quite patient, easy to talk to and quickly identifies any struggles with very good mannerisms. Looking forward to my next lesson!
As a new student and an adult with no formal music training Alexis has been very patient and helpful in teaching me piano. I would recommend her to anyone looking to learn how to play!
Alexis was very knowledgable and intelligible as a music teacher.
Alexis is vety nice and thorough. She explains everything well.
It was great! My girls learned a lot in their first session.
My first lesson was great! Alexis started me off on the right foot and has me believing I will once again play the trombone.
Alexis is a wonderful teacher! She has the most patience with my four year old & he responds so well to her. I highly recommend her.
Alexis quickly evaluated my proficiency and needs and has set up lesson plans accordingly. She is doing a superior job. I highly recommend her.
Alexis did a superior job of introducing a trumpet/baritone player to the trombone in our first lesson. Highly recommended. I'm looking forward to many more lessons.
First lesson... her style of teaching and friendly manner was great. I'm really looking forward to the months ahead.
Alexis is a great piano teacher. She not only teaches how to play the instrument, but also takes the time to explain the theory behind how the music is written. As an adult student, Alexis has been great to help me reach my personal music goals while helping me progress through the lesson books and recital pieces. Highly recommended for adults! (She also has a lot of young students who love her. So recommended for kids too!)+ Read More
Alexis is very easy and flexible to work with. She has the education and advanced degrees that qualify her to teach others. She has been teaching our daughter beginning piano lessons for nearly a year now. We are very happy with her approach and knowledge.+ Read More
We are new with Alexis and I am so impressed with her approach.
I will always be appreciative for the guidance and instruction Mrs. Smerdon provided me with. Easily one of the best brass pedagogues in this area.
My son has taken a few lessons with Alexis and we will continue. She is never late. She gets straight to the lesson and sends practice information to my son via email. This allows him a week to prepare/practice with for the following lesson.
Great first lesson so far!!
Excellent lessons. Very patient and friendly. Also seems very knowledgeable and confident with instructions.
Really enjoying the lessons.
Love Ms Alexis! Shes very knowledgeable and truly enjoys what she does which makes it all the better! So happy to be taking lessons from her!
Great teacher! Pacing of lessons is very engaging and she is extremely knowledgeable.
I've taken quite a few lessons from Alexis. She is by far the best piano teacher I have ever had. She was very patient and knew exactly what approach to take to best help my learning. I plan on continuing my Piano/music theory education with her.