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Alexandra Gorlin-Crenshaw

Alexandra Gorlin-Crenshaw

I accept students from beginner to professional levels. I expect all my students to come to lessons with a genuine desire to learn, and I encourage a steady commitment to practicing with the emphasis on quality: attentive, thoughtful and efficient practice. I help students gain tools and problem-solving skills they may use with increasing independence and confidence in pursuit of their musical ambitions. I respect each student's unique background and personal goals, and while my approach can be rigorous, cultivating each student's love for music is always the first priority. Some students in my class decide to pursue a professional path in Western classical music and I can help them make progress in that direction - and I also have plenty of students who want to explore other styles and practices such as improvising and composing. I organize regular group activities and workshops with guest teachers, to facilitate a vibrant and communal atmosphere of learning amongst my students. Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions. More information at these two links below: https://spark.adobe.com/page/YcFeXUrZsjpUv/ https://alexandragorlincrenshaw.com/teaching

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Analysis
  • Harmony
  • Counterpoint
  • History
  • Composition
  • Piano Pedagogy

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • At a school
  • At own home
  • At own studio
  • Online

Credentials

  • 2019 - Préconservatoire - Conservatoire de musique de Montréal
  • 2018 - Préconservatoire - Conservatoire de musique de Montréal
  • 2017 - Adjudicator - Kiwanis Music Festival Ottawa
  • 2017 - Préconservatoire - Conservatoire de musique de Montréal
  • 2016 - Adjudicator - Kiwanis Music Festival Ottawa
  • 2016 - Préconservatoire - Conservatoire de musique de Montréal
  • 2015 - Préconservatoire - Conservatoire de musique de Montréal
  • 2012 - Maîtrise d'interprétation - Conservatoire de musique de Montréal
  • 2012 - Professeur 2012 à présent - Préconservatoire au Conservatoire de musique de Montréal
  • 2010 - Certificat de perfectionnement - Ecole Normale de Music de Paris
  • 2009 - Performer Diploma - Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • 2007 - Bachelor of Music - Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Professional development

  • Lessons in the Taubman approach - Biomechanical understanding of piano-playing, linking the physical with the artistic - 2017
  • Lessons in the Taubman approach - see above - 2018
  • Lessons in the Taubman approach - see above - 2019