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- Bachelors, Berklee College of Music, Music Production & Engineering and Electronic Production & Design dual major with Magna Cum Laude honors (Boston, Massachusetts).
- Associates in Arts, Miami Dade College, Music Education (Miami, Florida)
- Interpreter of Contemporary Music - Electric Bass, Taller de Jazz Caracas (Caracas, Venezuela)
2015 - Berklee College of Music Scholarship
2016 - Berklee Academic Achievement Grant
2016 - New England Radar Award Winner
2015-2017 - Berklee College of Music Dean's: Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Summer 2017
Born in Venezuela, Alejandro is now based in Miami, Florida.
A very versatile bass player and audio engineer in genres from all across the globe like jazz, funk, rock and different variations of latin to name a few, Alejandro has attained this wide musical knowledge throughout his nearly twenty years of experience.
After completing his studies in his home country in the prestigious Taller de Jazz Caracas, Alejandro moved to Miami and there he completed his studies in Miami Dade College with focus on music education, he then completed his bachelors degree in Berklee College of Music. Throughout his academic journey, Alejandro played and recorded with numerous bands, being featured in many full length albums as a band member, a session musician and also as a recording and mixing engineer.
My teaching experience began around around 7 years ago. I had graduated from Taller de Jazz Caracas which is a college level jazz institution and began getting bass students. Once I started Miami Dade College I continued to get students while I was getting my associates in arts and continued gaining experience as a teacher, teaching a wide range of age groups from young beginning students to students that were actually older than me be on an intermediate level musically. Once I moved to Boston I continued giving lessons parallel to going to College and now that I am done with Berklee I can focus more time on teaching which is something that I have a great passion for as I like to give back and have students level up and reach their goals as I have.
For beginning students I like to focus attention on fundamental technique on both hands, making sure that they use the correct finger positioning on the bass. As they advance, the student will begin to know the whole fretboard through scales and arpeggios (in all keys) so the student knows where all the notes are in the instrument.
For intermediate to advanced students I recommend books like "Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony" by Bert Ligon, "Fingerboard Harmony for Bass" by Gary Willis, "Funk Bass Fills" by Anthony Vitti, "The Latin Bass Book" by Oscar Stagnaro and "The Essential Jaco Pastorius" by Jaco Pastorius.
As a bass teacher, I like to identify what the student needs to improve on and find the way to get them to have that "aha moment", when they figure out that they can play anything as difficult as it may be with the right guidance and the right tools when practicing. We will also learn the language of the style(s) that the student wants to learn through reverse engineering or transcribing which also improves their musical ears. If the student is interested, I also offer music production and mixing lessons for students that wish to learn how to record themselves with industry standard software such as Logic, Ableton Live and Pro Tools.
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