Alexandre Marr began his studies in piano from age 10, focusing on classical and contemporary piano under soprano and pianist, Victoria Auth. Following several debut concerts in the Northeast Ohio area, he attended Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Institute of Music, and Kent State University under the mentorship of Steinway Artists Gerardo Teissonnière and Dr. Donna Lee. Alexandre won both the 2010 Case Western Reserve University and 2011 Kent State University Concerto Competitions, performing Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor with the Kent State Symphony Orchestra in 2012. He was honored to have performed at the 2014 "Rach Fest" held at New York City's Steinway Hall, as well as Steinway-sponsored masterclasses in the Cleveland area. Recently, he recorded and gave the 2019 world premiere performance of composer Rick Dailey's The Abacus and the Rose, a song cycle for voice and piano, alongside soprano Merissa Coleman. Following the recording, the piece was rededicated to both performers.
Alexandre is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Piano Performance at Kent State University with an expected 2021 graduation. At Kent, he is a graduate assistant for the piano division teaching group piano classes, private lessons, and accompanying choirs, voice studios, and instrumentalists. He is an active concert pianist in Northeast Ohio and also maintains a private studios in both Akron and Cleveland taking students on a limited basis.
Aside from performing classical music, Alexandre holds a passion for leadership, serving as Music Director for Temple Israel in Canton and Church of the Western Reserve in Cleveland where he is also Artistic Director for the CWR Concert Series. Throughout his career he has musically directed several theatrical productions including Songs for a New World performed at EJ Thomas Hall in 2017. That same year, he launched The Cabaret Project in partnership with Akron's BLU Jazz +, one of the nation's top jazz venues. Going on its 4th year, the project has sold out all performances since its inception and is slated to continue its mission of bringing a live cabaret scene to Northeast Ohio. In 2019, Alexandre produced and musically directed Cabaret for a Cure, a cancer benefit concert in collaboration with The Akron Civic Theatre featuring acclaimed NYC vocalist Natalie Weiss.
Alexandre has been featured as both soloist and accompanist at recitals, orchestral performances, television and radio advertisements, house concerts, weddings, cocktail hours, showers, and private events. Alexandre enjoys maintaining a booked schedule and is available for consultation on any occasion.
It’s been so much fun learning piano with Alexandre! I had never played piano before, and had very little musical background. He makes it easy, kindly corrects, and is encouraging. He is timely, reliable, and always cheerful!
Alex is an excellent teacher in that he takes his time with his students. He guides them through lessons, explains theory or exercises, and adds fun to the teaching. He has a great mix of technical and performance qualities that never makes the lesson feel like work.
Alex is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate. His commitment to sharing his gift is exceptional and he builds a great relationship with his students making lessons fun!!!
He makes learning fun. He teaches theory along with the basics. The time flies by and I look forward to each lesson. He is positive and gives little hints to remember various key elements to success.
My teaching incorporates ear training, music theory, and performance practices for the piano. My students are passionate about their instrument and often use it as a form of expression. Piano is my career and I am also happy to help students who want to develop this instrument into something they can monetize in various ways.
I have studied under Steinway Artists Gerardo Teissonniere and Donna Lee at CIM and Kent State University respectively. I am currently at KSU pursuing my Master of Music in piano performance and also serve as the graduate assistant for the program.
Pricing is as follows:
30 mins: $35
45 mins: $55
60 mins: $60
Note the above rates reflect in studio lessons only. I am able to travel to students for an additional fee.
I have been teaching ever since I was 15. I started at Music Lessons for Us All in Poland, Ohio as a learning opportunity under my first teacher Victoria Auth.
Students ranging from age 5 to 85 years old of all skill levels.
Recently, I had the opportunity of playing harpsichord in Vivaldi's Four Seasons with the Cleveland Orchestra's Amy Lee on violin.