PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS
in Missoula, MT
w/ ALEX WRIGHT
Alex Wright is a professional musician offering Piano lessons, Guitar lessons, and Songwriting 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, I have been performing since a very young age. In 2008, I moved to Los Angeles, CA and starting teaching and performing music professionally.
I started playing piano by ear at the age of 3. In my early years, classical music was my biggest passion and I spent many hours at the piano. I won many piano competitions and got 3rd place the Pinault International Piano Competition. I had the pleasure of studying under Dr. Paul Barnes at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, who is an internationally renowned pianist best known for his collaborative works with Philip Glass - some of which is my favorite music to this day.
In 2009, I joined Demi Lovato's band playing keyboards and singing backup. We toured internationally in Europe and South America. My first gig in the band was for the largest crowd I've ever played for - 25,000 people at the Madrid Arena in Spain. Later that year we won the "Best Summer Tour" award at the Teen Choice Awards. It was a fun experience to see how the Pop Music world works from the inside, which inevitably drove me to change paths and tackle more creative pursuits.
I joined Kiev in 2010 - a progressive indie rock band based out of Orange, CA. Kiev is best known for its hit single "Be Gone Dull Cage" which was featured on an episode of 'The Walking Dead' in season 5. We were fortunate to work with many Grammy award winning producers and engineers, visual animators, and prolific artists, such as Walton Ford, on our first full-length record "Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth", which won Album of the Year at the Orange County Music Awards in 2013.
WHAT I OFFER
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.
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.
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.
“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