Instructor
Joined in
2015

Alexander

Instructor

Teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele

“I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music” – David Bowie

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Teaches at:
Current Projects

Ambient/Algorithmic work under "French Alexander"

Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Specialties / Genres Taught

Beginner Guitar, Beginner Bass, Beginner Ukulele, Classical Guitar, Rock Bass, Rock Guitar, Theory, Sight Reading, Composition, Electronic Improvisation

Education

Classical Guitar Performance at Towson University, Music at Howard Community College

Favorite Instruments

My Yulong Guo Classical Guitar, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson Ripper, Korg microKorg, Max/MSP

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

French Alexander, Fermi's Paradox

Areas of Instruction

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele

Favorite Bands

Alva Noto, The National, Dawes, Ted Greene, Steve Reich, Nicholas Collins, The Mercury Program

Performance Experience

Jazz Band, Choir, Solo Classical Guitar, Solo Electronic Improvisation, Early Music, Free Improvisation

About Alexander

Hello! I graduated from Towson University with a degree in Music Performance, having studied classical guitar, piano, free improvisation, and electronic composition. I have observed many classrooms catering to general music and guitar. I currently play guitar and sing in Fermi’s Paradox, a Frederick-based band combining jazz techniques with rock sounds and compose under the name French Alexander, blending experimental textures with algorithmic structures.

I believe students should be taught to their needs, not to any particular method. While there are some essentials that every student should have, each student has their own path and it is up to the teacher to guide and encourage them.  I work with every student to determine what would be most beneficial, and structure lessons around material that resonates with and challenges them.

Fermi's Paradox can be found at https://fermisparadox.bandcamp.com/releases

French Alexander can be found at https://soundcloud.com/astaylor/

 

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