Alex Wright is a professional musician offering Piano lessons, Guitar lessons, Songwriting & Production lessons. As a music theory guru, Alex can be seen doing anything from shredding solo classical piano to performing on stage with pop artists like Demi Lovato for thousands of people. As a former member of the progressive indie rock band Kiev, Alex wrote and recorded songs with Grammy award winning engineers and producers who are known for working with artists like Radiohead, Bob Dylan, and many more.
Born and raised in Lincoln, NE, Alex began performing at a very young age. He studied classical piano at the University of Nebraska with Dr. Paul Barnes, an internationally renowned pianist. In 2008, Alex moved to Los Angeles, CA and starting teaching and performing music professionally. He worked at handful of schools and studios before striking out on his own - most notably the Irvine School of Music and the Van Tuyl Music Academy.
In 2009, Alex joined Demi Lovato's band playing keyboards touring in Europe, South America, and in the US. After a couple years spent in the pop music world, he decided to put his energy into more creative pursuits and joined an indie-rock band called Kiev. In 2014 Kiev's debut album "Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth" received 'Album of the Year' from the Orange County Music Awards. That same year Kiev's hit song "Be Gone Dull Cage" was featured on an episode of the television show "The Walking Dead".
Online from anywhere, In-Person in Flagstaff, AZ
From Classical to Rock
I fell in love with the guitar when I was 12 years old. There are so many great classic songs I like to use that work great as a platform to learn the basics of the instrument and beyond. Whether you have an acoustic, electric, or both we would explore many different styles of playing while maintaining an emphasis in what type of music you enjoy the most.
SONGWRITING & PRODUCTION
I have been writing music ever since I was 9 years old and it continues to be one of my greatest passions. I have written music with many different artists, and enjoy working with my students on everything from simple pieces on the piano to songs performed by an entire band. Whether you sing or not, I can help you to explore your unique voice to share with the world.
From Beginner to Advanced
Growing up I had the hardest time finding a good piano teacher. Since I could play by ear, most instructors had a hard time fitting me into their typical teaching method. I pride myself in being a fun and energetic teacher who is able to cater my lessons to a wide variety of students, building on their strengths while developing the skills they need to be a great pianist.
“Alex is a very talented and friendly teacher. He really cares about his students' education and works hard to ensure they reach their goals. He welcomes everyone with a smile and is an outstanding teacher!”
Drew Vandalia, student for 8 yrs