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Alejandro is a diverse guitarist who has been teaching for over 13 years. He has studied classical guitar performance, music education, and music theory. Alejandro studied at Berklee College of Music, the Aaron Copland School of Music, and Nassau Community College. Alejandro’s studies have included Jazz, Flamenco, and Arabic music, studying under some of the world’s greatest educators and performers. He is a member of the prestigious New York Arabic Orchestra and leads and composes for a progressive grunge rock band. Alejandro has performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, and other venues throughout the US. He is well known as an educator and has written extensively on the subject of guitar technique development.
As a teacher, Alejandro is kind, patient, clear, and effective. His methods are custom tailored to each student's individual needs and level. Whatever your goals may be, he will be your partner in achieving them.
In college, I studied music theory for many years. The subjects have included Harmony, Counterpoint, Analysis, and Music History. I have been composing music since age 12 and am the composer for a musical group. My compositional studies have been in Classical music, Jazz, Popular music, and Middle Eastern. I have taught songwriting to students that have gone on to become song writers in their own groups.
I grew up watching my grandfather paint. All around me I had family members drawing and this inspired me from an early age to draw as well. In college I took drawing and painting classes but my real education came when I met the great artist Julio Alpuy whom I took drawing lessons from.
As a music major in college, I studied ear training for many years. I studied fixed "Do" and moveable "Do". My studies include traditional Western sight singing/ear training and Oriental sight singing/ear training. Oriental ear training is a a microtonal system which demands a greater precision and accuracy. I have also studied dictation.
As a music major in college, I studied all aspects of music. I studied Harmony, Counterpoint, Analysis, Music History, Music Performance, Dictation, and Ensemble Playing. My studies include traditional Western music and Oriental music.
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