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      About Alex Desrivieres

      Alex Desrivieres
      Alex Desrivieres
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Livingston, NJ
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
      Education: B.M. Music Performance with an emphasis in Pedagogy minor in Chinese Studies
      Performance Experience: Showband Musician (Sax, Flute, Clarinet) for Norwegian Cruise Lines 2019-2020 Recording Artist May the Sun Never Set *Debut Album* 2020, Io Santos Satisfacion 2016, and Destiny Autumn Heuman 2020 Amusement Park Musician at Dutch Wonderland 2018 Various Musicals 2013-present
      Teaching Experience: Music Substitute Teacher Sussex County 2016-present, Percussion Instructor at Lenape Valley Regional HS 2016-2017, Private Lesson Teacher 2012-present, Music Theory Instructor at New York Summer Music Festival 2012-2014
      Teaching Philosophy: I believe that at the end of the day, the focus should be on the student's needs. Every student is different and requires a different approach for optimal learning. Additionally, solid foundational skills are the basis for success. Every new technique is built upon successful implementation of prior knowledge. This takes time but between goals and achievement lies diligences and consistency.

      Get to know Alex Desrivieres

      Hello, I'm Alex Desriveres! I'm a woodwind musician from New Jersey. I enjoy writing, learning, and playing music. I have worked as a performer on Norwegian Cruise Lines, at Dutch Wonderland amusement park, and in 2015 and 2016 was featured as a “Rising Star” at the COTA Jazz Festival. I love teaching young students to unlock their creativity through music. I emphasize guided exploration and student centered learning in my teaching style. Aside from music, I enjoy playing video games, hiking, and learning new languages! 

      Alex Desrivieres teaches at:
      77 W Mt Pleasant Ave
      Livingston, NJ 07039
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