"...simply unique, as a teacher, mentor and person!"
- Christina Lein Stoermer, CHINESE IDOL
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"In such a short space of time, Alex has completely transformed my voice. I find his technical knowledge to be first rate and his ability to apply various techniques to suit the nuances of my voice is what makes him unique; every lesson is a breakthrough! He creates a safe environment to explore the full spectrum of one's vocal talents and pushes his students to connect emotionally with the characters they are portraying. Studying with Alex is rewarding on so many levels and his preparation of the professional is absolutely second to none."
- Christopher Houston, Dancer/Choreographer/Acrobat/Actor/Singer
Metropolitan Opera, Cirque du Soleil,
West End Productions of CATS, MISS SAIGON
"Alex is an incredible voice teacher. Not only did he help me with my technique, he helped me with my confidence. After working with him, my voice has never felt or sounded better. My confidence to get out and pursue more singing opportunities was through the roof because of him, his work, and his endless support. Every week, I looked forward to meeting with him and I would recommend him to anyone! He is the best and I adore him!"
- Hannah Hershman, Singer/Music Therapist
"During my last 6 months working with Alex, I've learned new voice techniques I never even knew I had. He truly does wonders with my voice! He makes me work hard, but I can feel safe and confident in his classes which is very important to me. I am so thrilled and honored to work with such a talented man! He's simply unique, both as a teacher, mentor and person!"
- Christina Lein Stoermer, Actor/Singer
Winner, CHINESE IDOL
"Alex is such a wonderful and extremely talented vocal coach and pianist. Even from my first session I developed a stronger vocal technique from mix to belt, defined language skills and so many stylistically correct details in the world of musical theater. Not only is he a great teacher, but also an unique pianist to collaborate with. He helped me build my audition book, make it far in competitions and make me feel more comfortable as an artist. Thank you so much, Alex."
- Kim Johansen, Actor/Singer
"I am a beginner and also have music interests outside what most NYC students seem to want. Alex makes me feel at ease and tailors each lesson to me, not someone else and doesn't just use a formula. He is a true artist and teacher and I am sure he can dig up whatever needle in a haystack a student may be searching to find. He is extremely accomplished and professional and is also a pleasure to be around. I could not be happier with him for an instructor."
- Lorinda L.
"I truly value Alex as a teacher and coach. He has the unique ability to facilitate a relaxed and educational environment. Not only is Alex a skilled pianist, his vocal knowledge has helped me trust my voice again in a more free and relaxed way. Alex provides performance time for his students and is more than willing to do what he can for our success. Personally, he has taken time to help me build my musical theatre repertoire and has helped me learn the ins and outs of the musical theatre circuit. I highly recommend Alex for voice (and piano) lessons. Not only is he good for a good laugh, he takes the time to get to know his students and work toward their individual goals."
- Andy Boyle, Actor/Singer
"When I first moved to New York, I wanted a teacher who could make me see new perspectives in music. I’ve been studying music since I was very young. With the knowledge from my music education, I didn’t want a teacher that would make me a “star” but a singer full of knowledge, flexibility and expression. Under the direction of Alex I learned many detailed skills to use in singing that transformed the quality of my range and tone that I didn’t know was possible. Due to Alex’s flexibility and expertise, I was able to explore singing through a variety of genres that included Classical, Broadway, Pop and Jazz singing! I’ve grown a lot as a musician. After every lesson, I felt challenged yet accomplished through his positive and encouraging attitude. His enthusiasm to teach is fueled by his passion to help students become the best they can be no matter what level they come in as. I have witnessed him teach all levels of singing with ease and watched his students improve in performance in piano and voice. I highly recommend having Alex as a teacher! I am so glad I found Alex as my voice teacher and I am sure you will find him to be an amazing teacher as well!"
- Jessica Dacpano, Singer
American River Vocal Jazz Ensemble,
Winner: two Downbeat awards, B.M., M.M.E.
"After just four months of working with Alex I feel like I've learned more in that time than I've learned in the past six years of vocal training. I've learned so much about my voice that I never knew before and I already feel more confident about my abilities and I'm always excited to go to the next voice lesson. The lessons are always fun and incredibly informative. Alex is always very encouraging but also tells you how to fix mistakes and improve. He is a wonderful person and a terrific vocal coach, I recommend him to anyone who is serious about improving their vocal abilities."
- Lynnsey Lewis, Actor/Singer
"Alex prepared me to pull off a surprise during one of the biggest days of my life - singing to my husband at our wedding reception. I was incredibly nervous but Alex came highly recommended from two of his former students (both very talented!). I instantly felt comfortable and found chemistry with his personality and methods. Alex gave me the basics I needed to practice regularly in order to feel prepared for the surprise, but his laughter and personality helped reassure me that I could be comfortable pulling this surprise off. My husband was thrilled, my guests cried, I managed to sing in a corseted wedding gown and I'm so thankful I had Alex to get me there. I'd highly recommend him to anyone... he's incredibly talented, knowledgeable and equally wonderful to work with!"
- Rachel Schoenfeld
"Taking voice lessons from Alex has felt right from day one. It is the single hour in my week where I can let go and have fun. He is able to make you feel very comfortable in experimenting all areas of your voice. He is beyond creative, which is why I'm always intrigued on what new techniques he will be teaching. It is honestly a joy to learn from someone so experienced and takes such pride and care with his students."
- Sean O'Donnell
"Working with Alexander Crosett has been one if the greatest decisions of my life! He has been the greatest piano teacher, musicianship teacher, vocal coach, and mentor I have ever had. He helped me learn all the basics in a quick and efficient manner and made a better performer/musician in every sense of the word. Through his incredible teaching skills and his genuine care for his students, he advised me through my entire college process and worked with me until I was able to get into my dream school. Going to his lessons have been and will always be the highlights to my week."
- Lauren Marie Curet, Actor/Singer
Manhattan School of Music
"Alex is a wonderful teacher - He is extremely patient and most importantly caring! He spends the right amount of time going over the detail, ensuring you are learning / absorbing the proper technique. You can tell immediately he is focused on making sure you achieve maximum potential without putting unnecesarry strain on your vocal chords. Alex's lessons are truly fabulous -- they are always filled with lots of energy and most importantly they are FUN! After 5 lessons I can hear a genuine improvement -- I can also start to self diagnose what I am doing wrong. His teaching is invaluable and I highly recommend him to all levels."
- Josh S.
"After interviewing several coaches, I was so happy to have found Alex. Not only does he have extensive knowledgeable of the voice, he is a lovely person, an amazing coach and motivator. Classes are always fun, encouraging and informative. Highly recommended for singers of all levels."
- Della L.
"Alex is an outstanding pianist, coach, and collaborator. I had the pleasure of working with Alex in the Vocal Arts Program at Interlochen. He and I coached a group of young students in preparation for a scene from The Magic Flute. Alex's sense of musical style was impressive. He was direct and clear in his instruction and extremely patient. The students improved enormously under his care. Additionally, Alex helped me prepare for a solo appearance with the World Youth Honors Choir and Interlochen Philharmonic. Alex is an exceptionally generous and supportive colleague. He helped me tremendously to feel more comfortable with rep that was challenging to me. I was so inspired by his beautiful sound and sense of musical line."
- Dr. Tracy Satterfield, Voice Faculty, Interlochen Center for the Arts
"Alex is an extremely gifted pianist, collaborator, and coach; His reading skills are phenomenal—which is always a huge bonus—but his playing is equally as beautiful: musical, nuanced, responsive, and truly collaborative! Singing with him is so easy, and the complete support that one feels from him at the piano is a rare find."
- Dr. Aidan Soder, Voice Faculty, UMKC, Interlochen
"Alex is an excellent pianist. His playing is beautiful, rich, and full of color. I admire his amazing stylistic versatility. He is captivating on stage with is crisp sound and engages the audience with his emotion whenever he plays. I always look forward to performing with Alex. His powerful yet refined sound helps me feel more excited about performing on stage."
- Yuriko Nonaka,
Winner: International Madama Butterfly Competition
"Alex is a joy to work with. The passion and nuance he brings to the music could do nothing but inspire whomever he is collaborating with."
- Angela Hench, Singer
"We were very lucky to have in Alex a very inspiring and caring teacher who taught our son for two years, from the age of five. Alex was extremely good and patient with young children, keeping our son interested and engaged. He built very good rapport, and was firm when required. He had a very systematic approach to the teaching, ranging from ear training, sight reading and even to singing. He also went beyond piano, teaching and encouraging our son dealing with challenges and setbacks. Our son progressed tremendously under Alex."
- Yu J., New York, NY
"Alex combines a thoughtful, student-first teaching approach with a deep technical understanding of piano and a broad range of musical talent. He is a great instructor. Highly recommended!"
- Jonathan R., New York, NY
"Alex is an amazing piano teacher and a gifted musician. Although my son, David studied with him for less than a year, Alex succeeded in bringing my son’s musicality to a whole other level. Alex increased David’s knowledge of music and motivated him to become a dedicated student. While Alex set the bar high for David, he relayed his expectations with his unique sense of humor so that he never felt pressured. One of the fringe benefits David received by studying with Alex is the wealth of music history that he gained. I enthusiastically recommend Alex to anyone interested in learning the piano."
- Deirdre W., NY
"Alex was able to prepare me for a demanding graduate level piano proficiency exam in only a few short weeks. With his methodical and hands-on approach to teaching, I was able to quickly learn and memorize the difficult exercises and pieces I had to perform. At the beginning of the experience I lacked the confidence that I would be able to complete this task in the time allotted, let alone perform in front of the piano faculty. Alex imbued me with the assurance needed to complete the task. I not only passed the piano proficiency, but was told by the piano faculty that they were extremely impressed by my skills and performance at the exam."
- Rebecca S., Washington, DC
"Alex is a great motivator. Apart from the skills and techniques, which he teaches so well, he instilled in me a great understanding of each piece I played."
- Yusuke S., New York, NY
"Alex has been teaching my ten-year old son as part of the MSM Sunday program. Alex is a wonderful piano teacher- he is very systematic in his approach and has extremely high musical standards. But Alex is also very patient, and brings a sense of fun and challenge to the lessons that makes my son want to practice! Alex works with you, to take you to whatever level you want to reach. I can thoroughly recommend Alex as a terrific piano teacher."
- Michelle L., New York, NY
"Alex is very professional and personable. He also is very diligent in providing history, theory and paying attention to the details."
- Patrick S., NJ