Alyssa Pyper
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Alyssa Pyper

Alyssa P.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I collaborate extensively with composers and songwriters of all backgrounds, using experimental and standard techniques. My own compositions are being premiered with internationally acclaimed ensemble Alarm Will Sound in 2020. In addition to writing my own music, I collaborate on various projects as a songwriter and recording artist.

About Alyssa P.

Hello!

I am a violinist and composer. I have studied violin for 20 years, recording and performing professionally over the past 10 years. I played with the BYU Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras from 2011-2012. In 2014 I released my first solo EP composed for violin, loop pedal, and voice. In 2015 I released a chamber folk album with Quiet House, performing in many venues including Provo's Rooftop Concert Series. I have collaborated extensively with composers and bands in the Provo, Salt Lake, and Los Angeles areas, recording for musicians like Drew Danburry, Emily Brown, Madge, Lindenfield, Choir Boy, and more. I have performed onstage with solo artist Mindy Gledhill, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees, and Brandon Robbins of the Moth and the Flame. Most recently in February of 2020, I premiered my original compositions with internationally acclaimed ensemble Alarm Will Sound in St. Louis.

I am passionate about music as a means of self expression and joy. As a teacher, I aim to provide you with the practical tools and techniques needed for confidence on your instrument. Along the way, I encourage you to play and create in tandem with your own creative and musical interests.

I have formally trained under the Suzuki and O'Connor Violin Methods. I also studied for 4 years under Dr. Monte Belknap of the BYU School of Music, where I was able to absorb Dr. Belknap's innovative take on advanced violin technique.

I understand that in life and music, every student's path will be unique. As an instructor, I am here to provide you with the materials, exercises, and techniques to progress on your path. I pair this with continued check-ins regarding your goals and interests. It is an amazing time to be a musician in the world - especially a violinist! All genres are open to you as a violinist. So let's play!

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William
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My first lesson was very good. She took the time to explain and we progressed at a good pace. She explained things and showed me proper techniques to hold the violin and the bow. Overall the lesson was fun and exciting.

Posted Feb 15, 2020
Rachel
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I started working with Alyssa in person when she was teaching violin in Salt Lake City. Once she moved to Los Angeles I agreed to try the online lessons. I have found this method of learning to be very valuable. Alyssa has a unique way of teaching. While the traditional principles of violin playing are taught Alyssa includes mindfulness and breath in her methods. She also introduces improvisation and takes music beyond its notes on the page.

Posted Dec 12, 2019
Maggie
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Alyssa was very thorough and met my objectives.

Posted Jan 9, 2019
Colin
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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.

Posted Mar 19, 2018
Ben
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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.

Posted Mar 18, 2018
Kyle
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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.

Posted Mar 17, 2018

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Experience

Artist
Jan 2013 - Present

Self

I am preparing for the 2020 premiere of my work, Salt Crust, with internationally acclaimed ensemble Alarm Will Sound. My work has been featured in various events, including Slug Magazine's Localized concert in January of 2015, and Velour Live's featured event for International Women's Day in 2016.

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.

Spring Lane Orchestra Director
Dec 2017 - May 2018

Riverton Music

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

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 UVU, 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

Violin Performance
Aug 2011 - Dec 2012

BYU

Languages

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Book 1
Jul 2018

O'Connor Violin Method

Book 2
Jul 2018

O'Connor Violin Method

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.

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