Alex’s overarching goal is to impart the joy of making music to all his students, and firmly believes in positive reinforcement, meticulousness, and self-challenge. He began teaching at age fifteen as a music director, built on a desire to pass on lessons learned from his own teachers. He helps students utilize existing strengths and apply new skills directly to performance. Also a musical director, audition coach, teaching artist, and pianist.
Alex currently offers private voice lessons and audition prep sessions. He has 7 years of experience teaching children, teenagers, professionals, and non-traditional adult students with little prior experience singing.
His primary focus is incorporating traditional components of vocal technique, ear training, and musicality directly into performance, extending to confidence-building and repertoire selection. He also works with early singer-songwriters on preparing their original material for EPs and demos. Click above for list of services, location, and rate details.
Alex is a professional music director, associate, assistant, and pianist for new and canon musicals in New York City and tri-state area. He has experience with all age groups (grade school, teenage, college, and professional), and speciailizes in challenging text- and narrative-focused new musical theatre and shows with complex vocal harmonies.
Venues include Fordham University, Theatre Row, Playwrights Horizons (Off-Broadway), Ars Nova, Next Gen Theater, and numerous downtown theaters. He was also the music director of NYC-based barbershop quartet, The Apple Boys, for three years (venues include Dixon Place, Club Cumming, Coney Island, Fox 5, The Public, Ars Nova, etc).
Alex is currently a teaching artist/music director with New York City Center Education, TADA! Youth Theater, and sub for numerous other education organizations. This includes both skill-building and play-building curriculums, primarily with Pre-K and grade school students.
He also has experience as a children’s theater instructor, summer camp music director, master class teacher, and curriculum coordinator, and uses his knowledge of musical theatre canon to create cabarets and mashup/abridged musicals for projects.