Alyssa Pyper

Alyssa P.

Salt Lake City, UT
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Alyssa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2010

I am a classically trained violinist, and I perform regularly with local artists, dancers, musicians, and composers. I am about to release my first full length album of original compositions, which is very exciting for me!

My biggest goal as a teacher is to make your lessons relevant to your personal interests. I am here to guide you in developing your foundational technique while exploring any creative projects you might have in mind. I am Suzuki Certified (Books 1 & 2) - though I pull from a range of methodologies in my lesson curriculum. Working with each student as a unique individual is my highest priority.

I will work with you on note reading, sight reading, rhythm, improvisation, guided composition (yes, on your violin!) - I am here to help you with whatever your goal may be. I work with both beginning and advanced students, and offer instruction to students following both experimental and classical paths.

I am big on music being for ALL ages and ALL abilities, and I want to help you integrate your love for music + your violin into your daily life.

More about me:

From 2008 - 2012 I studied with Monte Belknap, head of the Violin Performance program at Brigham Young University. Professor Belknap is constantly innovating new ways to approach technique, and I value this approach in my own teaching. As a teacher, I model Professor Belknap's sense of innovation, while also drawing upon my collaborative experiences with various artists in my community. These approaches richly inform my process with my students.

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Experience

Spring Lane Orchestra Director
Dec 2017 - Present
Riverton Music

I facilitate weekly rehearsals, working with students individually and in groups. We master technique and note reading, while building collaboration skills.

Artist
Jan 2013 - Present
Self

I have released 2 EP's - one in 2014, one in 2017. Additionally, I am soon releasing my first full-length album of original compositions for violin, voice, and loop pedal.

My work has been featured in various local events, including Slug Magazine's Localized concert in January of 2015, and Velour Live's featured event for International Women's Day in 2016.

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Free Lance Recording Musician
Apr 2011 - Present
LA East, HUGESound, June Audio, etc

I record professionally in UT and SLC counties for various commercials, network television, video games, and orchestral album features.

Violinist
Jun 2014 - Dec 2016
Quiet House - Band Member

After winning Battle of the Bands in December 2014, Quiet House released an album to a full house at Velour Live Music Gallery in April 2015, and performed in Provo's Rooftop Concert Series in June 2015.

Writing Tutor
Jan 2015 - Mar 2016
UVU Writing Center

I worked as a writing tutor at my university, receiving certification from the College Reading and Learning Association. As tutors, we placed emphasis on helping students tune into their own wisdom and ability to find answers.

Education

Integrated Studies: Music and English
Aug 2014 - Aug 2017
UVU
Violin Performance
Aug 2011 - Dec 2012
BYU

Languages

Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Book 2
Jul 2016
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Book 1
Jul 2015
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Level 1
May 2015
College Reading and Learning Association

Awards

Featured Writer
Jun 2016
Peculiar Journal
Presented Paper
Nov 2015
National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, 2016
Full Tuition Scholarship
Apr 2011
BYU School of Music

Affiliations

Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
Jul 2014

The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.

Photos & Videos

Ein Heldenleben with the BYU Phil in 2012 (the full length performance seems to have been taken down.)
Featured on a Go-Pro (I had long hair back then) playing Copland with BYU Phil! I was Principal Second.
Playing "Reveille" with Quiet House
Singing alto in a Sufjan Stevens cover produced by Lindenfield.
Collaborating with local songwriters Drew Danburry and Stuart Wheeler.
Photo by Alyssa P.

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A recent performance of my original work at Velour Live Music Gallery in Provo, UT.

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Velour Live, 2016

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3 Reviews

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Colin Mar 19, 2018
Violin · In home

Alyssa is a wonderful teacher and a professional player. Studying with her is efficient. She has a keen sense of detail, knowing what is most important to focus on for the next lesson. Her careful instruction reaches well beyond the violin as she teaches musicianship and ear-training. She'll prepare you for real-world playing at any experience level.

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Ben Mar 18, 2018
Violin · Online

Alyssa is truly such an inspiring and helpful person to work with as a teacher. She knows her instrument so well, like it’s a close friend she has known for years, and is so easy to feel comfortable with as a student. She’s helping me develop a more personal relationship with how I perform and how compose that feels more like an extension of who I am. I am more well-rounded, confident, and equipped to engage with new musical challenges because of our time together each week. I cannot recommend her enough.

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Kyle Mar 17, 2018
Violin · Online

Alyssa is a patient and kind teacher. She has experience not just as an teacher/student but as a writer/composer too. Her connection to the violin challenges me to do better and try harder, but somehow still makes the classes fun! I've found learning from her to be very rewarding (I'm finally checking off that new year's resolution to learn the violin!) but if it weren't for her great attitude and patient demeanor I would be lost. I'm only on my third class, can't wait for more.

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