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Alex B.

Saint Paul, MN

$50/hour

Alex B, Guitar Teacher

Background check passed as of 12/24/16

$50/Hour


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Mcnally Smith College of Music
Guitar Performance

Education

Mcnally Smith College of Music (Guitar Performance)

About Alex

Born and raised in inner-city north Minneapolis, Alex’s first memories of music involved a room full of Legos, alternative rock radio, and hip hop and neo-soul grooves floating from open windows.

Alex started playing the guitar at age 11. And he later attended McNally Smith, where he became an exchange student who studied music in Germany. This provided him fantastic opportunities like participating his host school's first contemporary musical, and performing with the Deutsche Pops Orchester in front of a sold out crowd as the youngest performer onstage.

After graduation, Alex earned an Engineering degree to build and repair electronic instruments and was asked to teach before he graduated. He politely declined, opting to build his roster of private students, and started a YouTube channel that received 250,000 hits and 1300 new subscribers in the first year.

After five years of teaching guitar to 30-55 students per week, he developed teaching techniques and methods that many teachers never have the volume to experiment with. So stop learning London Bridge and start learning what you want!
Born and raised in inner-city north Minneapolis, Alex’s first memories of music involved a room full of Legos, alternative rock radio, and hip hop and neo-soul grooves floating from open windows.

Alex started playing the
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Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55126
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Composition (Music)

I studied composition and arranging as a supplement to my performance degree. After graduation, I expanded my skills by working through Berklee textbooks on my own. I've used these skills consistently throughout teaching 10,000+ private lessons.

Ear Training

I took Ear Training throughout 4 years of college for my music performance degree. I had a perfect score on my ear training exit exams. I've furthered my skills by studying Bruce Arnold's ear training products, used in the curriculum at Yale, New England Conservatory, and NYU.

Guitar

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Guitar Performance from McNally Smith College of Music. I have also studied classical guitar at Musikhochschule Luebeck in Luebeck, Germany. I have taught over 12,000 private lessons since 2008, and I own my own guitar teaching business.

Sight Singing

I have had Sight Singing and Ear Training classes alongside my theory classes and throughout my college career in order to earn my Bachelor's of Music Performance Degree. I've been involved in numerous traditional and contemporary choirs where I've had the opportunity to exercise my sight singing skills.

Mcnally Smith College of Music
Guitar Performance

Education

Mcnally Smith College of Music (Guitar Performance)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 20 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55126.