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Alexander V.

Tenafly, NJ

$90/hour

30 years experienced Clarinet, saxophone and flute professor

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R. Glier Kiev Institute of Music (Ukraine)
Clarinet soloist
St.Petersburg State Concervatory
Master's

Education

R. Glier Kiev Institute of Music (Ukraine) (Clarinet soloist)

St.Petersburg State Concervatory (Master's)

About Alexander

I have more then 30 years of experience playing and teaching and I am well known in US and overseas.
I come from a long line of musicians: my grandmother was an accomplished violinist, my father was a brilliant clarinetist, and numerous aunts and uncles followed the path of music as well; so it was my destiny to be a musician.

At age 15 I enrolled in the Kiev State R.M. Gliere Higher College of Music. The same year I graduated (1973), I won first place in the National Clarinet Competition. That success led me to pursue my studies at the world-renowned St. Petersburg State Conservatory, where I picked up saxophone in addition to studying clarinet. Simultaneously, I worked as a principal clarinetist at the St.Peterburg Sympony Orchestra. Not long after, I won second place in the All-Union USSR Clarinet Competition. Upon graduating from the Conservatory, I worked as the principal clarinetist in Kiev’s State Opera House and soon after was offered a position as a clarinet and saxophone professor at my alma mater, Kiev State R.M. Gliere Higher College of Music.

Immigrating to the US brought new experiences and opportunities: I was offered a position in the “President’s Own Military Band” in Washington D.C. While I did not accept the position, I continued to pursue my passion of music in the form of teaching children. Ever since, I have been giving private clarinet, saxophone and flute lessons to children of all ages. I work hard to create lesson plans that will be both engaging and motivating, and try to relay to my students how music enriches our lives.

In 2014 I received an offer from Bergenfield District Music Coordinator and director of Bands Brian P. Timmons to become a stuff member of the Music Department of the Bergenfield High School. I gladly accepted this offer to work more closely with children who show their dedication and desire to learn. My proudest moments are those when I see my students succeed and achieve their goals; it makes me feel fulfilled and delighted to know I had a part in that success, and eagerly await to see how they develop as musicians. Most of my students were accepted to the Bergen and NJ Regional bands.

I have more then 30 years of experience playing and teaching and I am well known in US and overseas.
I come from a long line of musicians: my grandmother was an accomplished violinist, my father was a brilliant clarinetist, and numerous aunts and uncles followed the path of music as
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Tenafly, NJ 07670
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Clarinet

At age 15 I enrolled in the Kiev State R.M. Gliere Higher College of Music. The same year I graduated, I won first place in the National Clarinet Competition. That success led me to pursue my studies at the world-renowned St. Petersburg State Conservatory, where I picked up saxophone in addition to studying clarinet. Simultaneously, I worked at the highly acclaimed Mariinsky Orchestra. Not long after, I won second place in the All-Union USSR Clarinet Competition. Upon graduating from the Conservatory, I worked as the principal clarinetist in Kiev’s State Opera House and soon after was offered a position as a clarinet and saxophone professor at my alma mater, Kiev State R.M. Gliere Higher College of Music.

Flute

I started to teach flute since 1983 when I became a flute professor at Kiev State R.M. Gliere Higher College of Music. After I moved to USA in 1989 I continue work and teach flute students in Bergen County of NJ. Also during my career in State symphony orchestra of Ukraine I was working as a group flutist .

Saxophone

I started playing saxophone during my St.Petersburg State Conservatory years and was the first alto in the St.Petersburg Jazz band, then when I moved to Kiev I was working in National Ukrainian Jazz band also being a professor of the saxophone in the Music College. In US I taught saxophone for 26 years helping kids to improve and achieve their goals.

R. Glier Kiev Institute of Music (Ukraine)
Clarinet soloist
St.Petersburg State Concervatory
Master's

Education

R. Glier Kiev Institute of Music (Ukraine) (Clarinet soloist)

St.Petersburg State Concervatory (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alexander will travel within 15 miles of Tenafly, NJ 07670.