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Alexander A.
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As a composer and performer, I always encourage players to understand the fundamentals of music…music theory. There are many misconceptions about music theory: it’s too hard, it’s no fun, no one needs it - all wrong! The principals of music are simple, fascinating, and incredibly useful. Whether you took music classes in college or are just getting started with your first instrument, I can help you change the way you look at music. At first, the language of music seems strange and unfamiliar. That’s because it is! But when you take it one step at a time – one foot in front of the other – the meaning behind all the chords and scales becomes clear. The first thing to learn about music theory is that your ear already knows it. Theory simply describes and gives definition to what your ear already hears. It’s like studying a language. By studying how nouns and verbs work we have a more powerful command of our language. The same is true for music. Talk to you soon! Alex
About Alexander A.

My name is Alex, and my passion is teaching music. I offer clients a unique learning experience with customized lesson plans and personalized attention to fit your exact goals and needs. These aren’t just words to me…they are a commitment I make to everyone that I have the pleasure of working with. Here’s who I am… I earned a Bachelor's of Music from Berklee College of Music where I studied Bass Performance and Composition. I have years of experience playing upright and electric bass in many styles such as rock, jazz, orchestral, and big band. I’ve studied a variety of instruments over the last 20 years including guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, and piano. Here’s what I can do for you… I will give you my full attention and unyielding patience with each and every lesson. Together we will explore the principals of music that will enable you to learn to play in any style you choose to study. Ultimately my job is not to teach you to play, but to show you how to teach yourself. I will arm you with a thorough understanding of technique and theory. I love working with kids and adults. I love brand new players with no experience as well as seasoned players who just want to fill in some gaps in their knowledge. Whatever your age, and wherever you’re at with your playing, I hope you will give me the chance to help you have more fun and confidence in music. Every player I work with gets access to a personal online Lesson Journal where you can see my notes from our lessons, do homework from your “Stuff to work on” lists, and access my entire digital library! Every lesson is designed just for you. Let’s get started… You can take lessons at my studio, in your home, or online via Skype. For lessons in my studio, I can provide instruments and amplifiers for both of us. There is ample seating for parents to sit in on lessons. Parking is available in the driveway. You’re going to love your lessons! -Alex

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2005

Education

Bass Performance and Composition

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Teaches ages 5+

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Alexander A.
Teaches Online
As a composer and performer, I always encourage players to understand the fundamentals of music…music theory. There are many misconceptions about music theory: it’s too hard, it’s no fun, no one needs it - all wrong! The principals of music are simple, fascinating, and incredibly useful. Whether you took music classes in college or are just getting started with your first instrument, I can help you change the way you look at music. At first, the language of music seems strange and unfamiliar. That’s because it is! But when you take it one step at a time – one foot in front of the other – the meaning behind all the chords and scales becomes clear. The first thing to learn about music theory is that your ear already knows it. Theory simply describes and gives definition to what your ear already hears. It’s like studying a language. By studying how nouns and verbs work we have a more powerful command of our language. The same is true for music. Talk to you soon! Alex
About Alexander A.

My name is Alex, and my passion is teaching music. I offer clients a unique learning experience with customized lesson plans and personalized attention to fit your exact goals and needs. These aren’t just words to me…they are a commitment I make to everyone that I have the pleasure of working with. Here’s who I am… I earned a Bachelor's of Music from Berklee College of Music where I studied Bass Performance and Composition. I have years of experience playing upright and electric bass in many styles such as rock, jazz, orchestral, and big band. I’ve studied a variety of instruments over the last 20 years including guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, and piano. Here’s what I can do for you… I will give you my full attention and unyielding patience with each and every lesson. Together we will explore the principals of music that will enable you to learn to play in any style you choose to study. Ultimately my job is not to teach you to play, but to show you how to teach yourself. I will arm you with a thorough understanding of technique and theory. I love working with kids and adults. I love brand new players with no experience as well as seasoned players who just want to fill in some gaps in their knowledge. Whatever your age, and wherever you’re at with your playing, I hope you will give me the chance to help you have more fun and confidence in music. Every player I work with gets access to a personal online Lesson Journal where you can see my notes from our lessons, do homework from your “Stuff to work on” lists, and access my entire digital library! Every lesson is designed just for you. Let’s get started… You can take lessons at my studio, in your home, or online via Skype. For lessons in my studio, I can provide instruments and amplifiers for both of us. There is ample seating for parents to sit in on lessons. Parking is available in the driveway. You’re going to love your lessons! -Alex

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2005

Education

Bass Performance and Composition

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks Sign Language

Speaks

Has background check

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Great with beginners. Makes learning bass fun

Posted Feb 8, 2021
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Good afternoon sir, my name is Goudjor messanvi Chris& I just read about you but I'm just starting my guitar lesson & I think your explanation is far better & please can we chart so I can be your student? Thank.

Posted May 12, 2019
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Great instructor ! He knows to shift focus towards what you need to work on. As soon as the instructions are given or the questions he asks you feel relief because the energy is going towards what you already feel you need to work on and not just moving on to the next lesson. The tailored lessons make for a low pressure learning environment to fit your needs. As long as your consistant with receiving his lessons you will get where you want to be with your talents and be jammin out soon.

Posted Nov 22, 2017
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May 2006 - Present
Step By Step Music
I teach, I write my own teaching materials, and I take care of my clients. What else is needed?
Bass Performance and Composition
Jan 2000 - May 2003
Berklee College of Music
Bachelor's of Music in Film Scoring
Jan 2000 - May 2003
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
Sign Language
Limited Proficiency
Bachelor's of Music in Film Scoring
May 2003
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
At Berklee I majored in Film Scoring, which is writing musical scores for movies and TV. My time at Berklee included in-depth studies of composition, bass performance, classical harmony, jazz theory, and piano. I was surrounded by nothing but music for four years and departed Boston with a wealth of musical knowledge.

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Instructor details
Music Theory
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$80
45 minutes
$90
60 minutes
$100
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30