Individual lesson at Settlement


Alex has been playing the piano for over 17 years. He has performed in the greater Philadelphia area as well as France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, and Turkey.  A graduate of Cheltenham High, Alex went on to study music and computer science at Gettysburg College. Alex studied classical piano with Dr. Jocelyn Swigger and jazz piano and improvisation with Wayne Fox and Stephen Fieldhouse. He also studied jazz composition, orchestration, and arranging with Dr. Buzz Jones. Alex has performed internationally three times with the Gettysburg College Jazz Ensemble. He has performed at the Montreaux, Jazz a Juan, Istanbul, and Umbria jazz festivals in Europe.  In July of 2016, Alex chased his passion and left his tech job to pursue music full time. He has successfully grown a private piano studio and established himself as a serious player on the Philadelphia jazz scene. Alex has performed at many notable venues including Sullivan’s Steakhouse, The National Arts Club (NYC), South Jazz Parlor, The Union League, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, World Cafe Live, The Clef Club, The Prime Rib, Citizens Bank Park, among many others.  Alex has performed with many great jazz artists including Duane Eubanks, Chris Brubeck, John Swana, Larry McKenna, Justin Faulkner, Dave Posmontier, Bob Howell, Chico Huff, Tony Williams (Sax), Mike Boone, Tommi Mischell and many more. Alex maintains a large private piano studio and also coaches the small jazz ensemble at Settlement Music School’s Willow Grove branch. Currently, Alex is performing and teaching around the Philadelphia area. He has just released two original debut albums “Coast to Coast” and “Bridges.”

Specialties: Jazz Piano, Jazz Ensemble

Divisions: Music