I am a trumpet teacher with 30 years of experience of teaching and performing. I specialize in trumpet and other brass instruments, including trombone, French horn, and baritone horn. My approach to trumpet lessons is focused on developing of a solid base of sound production, as well as teaching music theory, ear training, and understanding of music styles. Most importantly, my mission is to inspire students to discover their talents and passion, while instilling a love in music.
I studied music at Gliere Music College and Kharkiv State Academy of Culture in Ukraine, where I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Trumpet Performance and Music Education.
As a music teacher and a parent, I taught my children to play musical instruments thru their school years. My children were playing in NJ Regional orchestra, Bergen County Youth orchestra, performed at Carnegie Hall, as well as won several Musical International competitions.
I enjoy to pass my knowledge and experience to new generations of musicians, see improvements from my students every lesson, and creatively conduct each lesson based on students’ performance level.
Alex is a very experienced and patient teacher. He helped my daughter develop a love for music and really brought out her abilities. His tips and lessons helped ensure that she practices often. She even got compliments from the school band teacher on her progress!
My son’s performance has dramatically improved since he started studying the trumpet with Alex. Alex carefully chooses exercises to play so my son’s technical skills can improve. My son enjoys Alex’s lesson; therefore, I strongly recommend Alex.
Alex is a phenomenal teacher. He has over thirty years in the music industry and has been playing at a high level for many years. I started with him from the very beginning. What’s great about Alex is that he is very patient and knowledgeable, I learned not only on how to play music but how to understand and conceptualize each note. If you are looking to progress and bring your trumpet game to the next level, then Alex is the guy for you.