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About Alec Richard

Alec Richard
Alec Richard
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Riverside, CA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Education: Riverside Community College: Associate of Arts - Music with Distinction; Associate of Arts - Fine and Applied Arts with Distinction; Associate of Arts - Music for Transfer with Distinction
Performance Experience: 2019 - "What Makes it Great" with Rob Kapilow at Cerritos Performing Arts Center with CSUF Symphony Orchestra as Principal Bassoon. 2021 - Synthesia Sinfonietta as Second Bassoon.
Teaching Experience: Alec Richard has taught privately on bassoon and saxophone, and with Riverside Arts Academy Music Project in the classroom setting since 2019.
Teaching Philosophy: Alec Richard believes in teaching with a positive, encouraging, and hard-working attitude. His goal is to make sure each student learns more about their craft and their instrument after each lesson.

Get to know Alec Richard

            Alec Richard is a woodwind instructor for Music & Arts. He is a Riverside native currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Bassoon performance, and then pursue a teaching credential. He has been playing the saxophone continuously since elementary school and the bassoon since middle school.

While attending Idyllwild summer music camps, he learned from the best local and professional musicians. While attending Riverside Poly High School from 2016 – 2019. He performed in the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble. During high school, he took part in the RUSD Honor Band on Bassoon and Duke Ellington Jazz Ensemble on Saxophone. After graduating from Riverside Poly, he attended Riverside Community College from 2016 to 2019 taking part in RCC Wind Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band, Day Band, and Orchestra. While at RCC he was taught by professional musicians on the Saxophone, Bassoon, Flute, and Clarinet, and Piano.

Since the fall of 2019, he has been pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Bassoon performance at California State University, Fullerton. After graduating he will apply for a teaching credential. His long-term goal is to be a band and orchestra director.

During his time at Riverside community college, he started working as an assistant teacher for a nonprofit middle school after school band and orchestra program called Riverside Art Academy music project (RAAMP). He has taught beginning and advanced bands there since 2019. This fall he will be a master teacher.

Alec Richard teaches at:
3560 Riverside Plaza Dr Suite 408
Riverside, CA 92506
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