Xander began teaching in 2009, working with students from ages six to fifteen until 2012, holding group cello classes and a studio recital. He continued to teach on and off during college, and now teaches for Galaxy Music Studios, Music & Arts, and privately. He teaches cello, acoustic bass, piano, voice, as well as violin and viola.
“Teaching is something that lights me up, whether it’s how to play an instrument, or sing, or tie a knot, or cook a dish. The experience of bringing knowledge, and the joy of accomplishment a student has, produces an energy, which in turn inspires me to bring that energy back to the lesson. I believe teaching not just the student, but the family as well, and I encourage parents and siblings to play music or participate in at-home practice. Music is a gift, a gateway to understanding how to make beauty every day, and to be able to bring music to lives young and old, is a gift in itself.”