Photo: Barry Moore Photography

Photo: Barry Moore Photography

Alex offers private instruction, clinics and masterclasses in several areas, including the following:

  • Trumpet - all ages/levels

  • Piano - beginning/intermediate

  • Jazz Improvisation

  • Jazz Theory

  • Large and small ensembles

Focus of curriculum may include:

  • Strengthening fundamentals

  • 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

Private instruction
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.