I'm a fun and free-spirited instructor who strives to inspire students with the same joy I receive from music. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Business/Management (principal instruments: violin and voice). My career in the music industry has ranged from artist management, record labels, and recording studio management all while teaching violin/fiddle in my spare time. Since 2008, I have run a high-end classical recording studio in which I have the pleasure to work with world-class artists every day.
I strive to strike a careful balance between classical technique and pop performance. I want my students to have fun and fuel the desire to become better musicians. I use the Suzuki Method in conjunction with my own method for learning music theory and ear training. I always ask my students what they're listening to and what they would like to play - I'm open to virtually any genre. I also sprinkle in some traditional songs that I feel the students would benefit from learning.
Highly recommend Alexis! I have been taken lessons with her for a few years and can vouch that she would be great for any skill level & age. She's very talented and helped me go from the very basics of the violin to playing entire pieces. She's flexible, open to teaching any type of music, and is super personable. I have done both in-person and remote lessons with her and can attest to her ability to teach effectively on a Zoom or Skype session. Do consider her as a teacher if you're looking for low pressure and friendly environment to learn or expand your violin skills!
Alexis provides a calm and upbeat environment for lessons. She is patient and attentive to the individual needs of the student. She is able to tailor her lessons to your specific tastes and interests. I've greatly enjoyed having Alexis as a teacher and can't recommend her highly enough.
She helped me a lot with my technique. She took the time to make sure I was holding my bow, violin, and hands correctly to ensure my tone was the best it could be. I would highly recommend Alexis for both the beginner or anyone hoping to clean up their ear and technique.
BM, Berklee College of Music
$50/hour or $25/half hour
I have been teaching private lessons professionally since I graduated from Berklee in 2006. Prior to college, I tutored younger students for 4 years in my school's strings program for volunteer credit. Many of my students perform in auditioned orchestras and ensembles, including those for college! I have taught students as young as 5 and retirees in their 70's - each student's needs are different so I tailor their lessons around their goals. I am a solutions-driven teacher and love watching my students progress with a big smile on their face!