Vandoren Artist Alexa Tarantino has released an exciting, new online program. Now, jazz education is one click away. Learn about a new way to approach jazz for all ages and skill levels.
How it Started - A Note from Alexa
While I love performing for audiences at jazz venues and festivals all over the world, I especially thrive off of working with students and teachers across the globe. I have been looking for a way to connect with you all in a more meaningful and consistent way! I know that access to high-quality music instruction can be expensive through private lessons, workshops, residencies, and conservatories. I hope
The Alexa Approach will allow me to share my experience with more people around the world in a customizable, affordable, and accessible way that enables any learner or educator to personalize the material in whatever way it resonates with them.
About The Alexa Approach
Through my new platform THE ALEXA APPROACH, you’ll get insider access to ALL of my educational materials - that means having an extensive video library at your fingertips consisting of all of my saxophone and woodwind exercises, demonstrations, and lessons covering warmups, technique, woodwind doubling, and more.
For students and educators of all instruments, levels, and backgrounds, you’ll find videos teaching jazz theory, improvisational concepts, vocabulary, repertoire, and beyond.
Whether you have 5 minutes or 50 minutes, The Alexa Approach enables you to customize your musical studies anytime, anywhere. Start Now!
Pricing and Monthly Subscription
Monday Feb 15th through Monday March 1st is the "Exclusive Preview Period" where pricing is discounted to $24.99 mo/$249.99 year (Yearly Membership = $50 savings. Get one year for less than the cost of 3 private lessons!). Preview Members have the opportunity to request certain content as Alexa builds up the video library.
From March 2nd onwards, the pricing returns to $39.99 mo/$399.99 year (Yearly Membership = $80 savings. Get one year for the cost of 4 private lessons!)
- For Preview Members Only: EXCLUSIVE Virtual Launch Party Invitation for March 1, 2021
- For Preview Members Only: Digital Download of Crossing Paths (Alexa's first album)
- For Preview Members Only: 20% Off A Store Item of Your Choice
- For Preview Members Only: Free 30-min Private Lesson with YEARLY Membership Purchase ONLY ($50 Value)
- Unlimited Access to The Alexa Approach Video Library with new content released regularly
- Invitations to The Alexa Approach Community Virtual Hangs
- Participation in The Alexa Approach Community Forum
- Priority Access for One-on-One Bookings
- 10% Off All One-on-One Products throughout Membership
- 15% Off All Other Store Products throughout Membership
About Alexa Tarantino
“[Alexa is] a one-woman wrecking crew, […] an indomitable force for expression, education, and absolute excellence.” - Wynton Marsalis
Managing and Artist Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center Alexa Tarantino is an award-winning, vibrant, young jazz saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer, and educator. Alexa’s “lovely, ardent way of improvising,” and “sharply plotted but gracefully unencumbered straight-ahead jazz [compositions]” (The New York Times) establish her individual voice which shines through as a dynamic performer and educator. Tarantino was recently named one of the “Top 5 Alto Saxophonists of 2019” by the JazzTimes Critics’ Poll and nominated as a “Rising Star - Alto Saxophone” by Downbeat Magazine’s 2020 Critics’ Poll.
She has performed regularly as a leader and sidewoman in a wide variety of ensembles and genres including the Cecile McLorin Salvant Quintet, Cecile McLorin Salvant’s OGRESSE Ensemble, Ulysses Owens Jr.’s Generation Y, LSAT (quintet co-led with baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian), Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Sherrie Maricle & the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, the Alexa Tarantino Quartet. Firefly, Alexa’s third record for Posi-Tone Records released April 30, 2021. Her previous album, Clarity, peaked at #9 on the JazzWeek Charts and landed at #54 for JazzWeek’s Top 1— records of 2019.
Tarantino is currently on faculty for Jazz at Lincoln Center's Youth Programs (High School Jazz Academy, Let Freedom Swing/Jazz for Young People) and represents the organization as a Clinician and Educator for various schools, festivals, and workshops. She holds a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from The Juilliard School and Bachelor’s degrees in Jazz Saxophone Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. Alexa is Founder and Director of the Rockport Jazz Workshop in Rockport, Massachusetts and Co-Founder of A Step Ahead Jazz with pianist Steven Feifke. Alexa Tarantino is a Vandoren Artist and Yamaha Performing Artist.