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      About Alex Turney

      Alex Turney
      Alex Turney
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Charlottesville, VA
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Theory, Piano, Ukulele
      Education: B.A., Philosophy with minor in Music; Boston College, Boston MA (2015 - 2019) Post-Baccalaureate, classical guitar performance; VCU, Richmond, VA (Fall 2023 - Present)
      Performance Experience: VCU Silva Merit Scholarship Recipient, includes regular performance at VCU 2023 - present VCU community and student guitar ensemble 2023 - present VCU Choral Arts Society 2023 - present Instrumentalist, Liturgy Arts of Boston College 2015 - 2019
      Teaching Experience: I have over 10 years' experience teaching music in a variety of settings. Before leaving for college, I taught guitar at a local store in Houston Texas. At Boston College, I volunteered for the Music Outreach program, where I taught music fundamentals, singing, ukulele ensemble, and keyboard skills to underserved youth in the greater Boston area.
      Teaching Philosophy: I believe that we are all capable of making, re-making, and transforming the music we hear and imagine. As a teacher, my mission is to help the student eliminate technical and creative obstacles on the way to making their music real.

      Get to know Alex Turney

      I'm passionate about sharing the joy of music with students of all ages and skill levels. With over 10 years of experience as a music instructor, and nearly 20 years of playing and performing, I've had the privilege of witnessing the transformative power of music firsthand.

      Music has taken me across the United States. Growing up near Houston Texas, I took guitar lessons from a young age and developed an interest in piano. Later on, I had the opportunity to study music at Boston College where I earned my undergraduate degree, and now my journey in music continues here in Virginia with post-bacc work at VCU.

      Although I specialize in classical guitar, I have experience with a wide variety of genres and styles. I believe that lessons should equip you with the skills and knowledge to realize your passions, so let me know what kind of music you like!

      Alex Turney teaches at:
      1512 Seminole Trail
      Charlottesville, VA 22901
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