Whether someone desires to be a competition-winning pianist or as someone who wishes to deepen their appreciation for music, Alexandria is deeply committed to providing a world-class musical education.
Alexandria takes great pride in attentively designing customized lesson plans based on each student’s unique skills and talents, interests, and long-term goals. The end result is not only knowing how to play piano well, but providing a broad appreciation of music that will last a lifetime.
As a daughter of a long-standing piano teacher in Las Vegas, she has always had a great passion for teaching. Prior to opening her teaching studio in Las Vegas, Alexandria ran a leading piano studio in New York for 10 years and served as a Carnegie Hall teaching fellow for 2 years. She taught students ranging from 4 to 86 years young; some were the children of NYC’s top musicians, and her adult students included architects, doctors, and retired scientists. Her students would at times follow in her footsteps: her 10-year old student performed at Carnegie Hall after placing first at an international piano competition.
In addition to teaching privately, Alexandria gives masterclasses and presentations at universities and music schools around North America, as well as serving on international competition and grant panels. Locally in Las Vegas, she sat on the panels for the Las Vegas Philharmonic Concerto Competition, the Heart of Education Awards at The Smith Center, and the Roger Bushell Scholarship Competition, among others.
Alexandria was trained under the Eastern European system which focuses on a strong technical and musical foundation. Some may say that it may not be the easiest system to train under because of its rigor, but its longer-term benefits are undeniable—it has produced most of the leading pianists of the 20th centuries, including Sviatoslav Richter, Van Cliburn, and Olga Kern. Alexandria was deeply influenced by her piano teacher of eight years, Erna Gulabyan, a leading piano teacher in the California Bay Area who came through the Yerevan and Moscow Conservatories of Music.
Alexandria holds three piano performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music (B.M.) and SUNY Stony Brook (M.M., D.M.A.). She is a graduate of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, where she was an inaugural inductee in their Hall of Fame.