Alex offers private instruction, clinics and masterclasses in several areas, including the following:
Trumpet - all ages/levels
Piano - beginning/intermediate
Large and small ensembles
Focus of curriculum may include:
Establishing effective practice techniques
Providing constructive feedback
Demonstrating musical concepts
Discussing physical, mental, emotional states for playing
Introducing new material and techniques
Cultivating musicianship and artistry
In lessons, Alex seeks a dialogue with the student to discover their interests, and to work with them to develop a practice regimen to steer them toward their goals. His teaching approach requires a dedicated student with a willingness to conscientiously implement the suggestions of the instructor. In addition to the rewards of music-making, an important objective is to cultivate a discipline of study that enriches the student's life in areas beyond music. The many benefits of music study can include improved focus, patience, delayed gratification, problem-solving, creativity, self-expression, memory retention, etc. The ultimate objective is for the student to become independent, self-regulated and motivated to explore on their own.
To inquire about lessons, clinics or masterclasses with Alex, contact him directly.