Tutor of Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute and Music Theory
Chicago-born Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Alexander is an experienced performer and teacher with nearly a decade under his belt in the industry. He has toured the world as an explosive player in blues and reggae horn sections, among DJs, and most recently as a sideman with funk and jazz bands in South Korea.
Alexander fuses into his playing an eclectic mix of influences, ranging from hard bop and modern jazz, R&B to electronic and chamber music. Key influences in his musical development include Moon Hooch, Eric Alexander, Dave Holland, Hank Mobley, Coltrane, Miles, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Peter Bernstein, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and too many more to name.
His teaching style incorporates the philosophies of the Suzuki method – “Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue”. Students learn to play music they enjoy by both ear and notation, deepening the connection between their inner ears and their instruments. Additionally, Alexander will help each student develop a practice routine, fostering a positive relationship with practicing and improvement.
He is, himself, a student, taking jazz, flute, and contrabass lessons with local musicians in West London. “It’s never too late to start. I connect with students old and young. I’m still in class, and when I’m old I hope to be its oldest student”.