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About Alexander Hames

Alexander Hames
Alexander Hames
Music Teacher, Professional
Location: Greensboro, NC
Speaks: English
Instructs: Clarinet, Saxophone
Education: Bachelor of Music - UNC at Greensboro
Performance Experience: hosting the "Sunday Jazz Brunch" With the Alex Hames Trio at the Historic Magnolia house from 2018 - 2020, "A Christmas story" at the High Point Theatre, "Jazz for Geeks" with Director of Jazz Studies at UNCG Chad Eby, Host of the Saturday morning Tate street Jazz Jam session from 2018 - 2020, "Rocky Horror Picture Show" with the Winston Salem Theatre Alliance, With Johanna Breed at the Carolina Theatre, and the Greensboro Summer Solstice festival
Teaching Experience: 1.5 years teaching at the Musician's Learning Center in Raleigh, NC 1 year with Music & Arts in Greensboro Director of the New Horizons Community Jazz Ensemble in 2020
Teaching Philosophy: To allow students to develop a wide range of musical skills, beyond what a typical middle/high school band program would include. This includes jazz improvisation, music theory, playing by ear and many other concepts that make a well-rounded musician.

Get to know Alexander Hames

Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Flutist, and Composer Alex Hames specializes in Jazz and Improvised music. His most prominent musical idols include Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, and is well versed in the New Orleans Second-Line tradition. He also offers private lessons to aspiring young musicians, as well as more experienced players trying to hone in their craft. Since moving to Greensboro, Hames was the host of the local “Jazz Party”, as well as the Jam session at Tate Street Coffee House on Saturday Mornings. He has also played for the Winston-Salem Theater Alliance, the High Point Theater, Multiple UNCG-led Musicals, as well as many other theater venues across North Carolina. Hames recently graduated from UNCG, a school often described as “the Juilliard of the South”, where he took private lessons from Emily Loboda-Hitchcock, Chad Eby and Branford Marsalis.

Alexander Hames teaches at:
2609 Lawndale Dr
Greensboro, NC 27408
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