Born and raised in inner-city north Minneapolis, Alex’s first memories of music involved a room full of Legos, alternative rock radio, and hip hop and neo-soul grooves floating from open windows. Alex started playing guitar at 11 and later attended McNally Smith, where he became the first exchange student to study in Germany. This provided him fantastic opportunities like participating his host school's first contemporary musical, and performing with the Deutsche Pops Orchester in front of a sold out crowd as the youngest performer onstage. After graduation, Alex earned an Engineering degree to build and repair electronic instruments and was asked to teach before he graduated. He politely declined, opting to build his roster of private students, and started a youtube channel that received 250,000 hits and 1300 new subscribers in the first year. Alex believes that well-rounded people make the best musicians and has strove to impress this upon his students in over ten thousand lessons since 2008. He performs regularly with several bands, songwriters and worship teams, and has studied performance, theory, composition and arranging with a who's who of well-respected musicians. Alex also teaches Banjo, Mandolin, and Ukelele
Alex B has over 16 years of music experience in the St. Paul area.
Bachelor of Music: McNally Smith College of Music AAS Electronic Engineering: Anoka Technical College Classical Guitar Studies: Musikhochschule Luebeck, Germany
MacPhail Center for Music, MN West Bank School of Music Berklee College of Music Musicians Institute
16+ years performing nationally and internationally
8 years teaching 15-50 students per week, 12,000+ lessons taught. Alex also teaches Banjo, Mandolin, and Ukelele
Lessons Locations: In StudioIn HomeVia Webcam
"Alex has been my instructor for nearly five years. There isn’t a style of music or song that he can’t play. More importantly, there isn’t a style of music or song that he can’t teach. He is flexible, adaptive, patient, and an overall great teacher. I highly recommend Alex for beginner to advanced players and everyone in between!" Eric Herman wrote at Friday, Sep. 16th 2016
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