I was classically trained for nine years. I have been playing piano for eighteen years and have been teaching for twelve years.
I am extremely relational. Teaching is not just about teaching to me. It is about building relationships with the student and with the family.
I teach to the student's ability. If the child is able to go through the primer in a matter of a few months. I will go quickly through the primer. If he needs to be in the primer for over a year. I will do that. I believe that every student is unique in his or her learning capabilities and that it is incredibly important to cater to each individual learning level.
I love connecting with my students and watching music "click" for them. I enjoy cultivating a creative spirit in each student. Some students have begun writing their own songs. Watching their minds expand in this area gives me great joy.
My daughter has really enjoyed taking lessons with Alix. She has a fun and energetic approach to teaching and is always challenging my daughter to stretch her abilities.