Alexandra Schwartz


Alexandra Schwartz

SAA Member


Portland, OR
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Alexandra earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in music education from Portland State University, along with her Oregon teaching license.  She has had the pleasure of teaching general music and orchestra classes all over the Portland area from in school to after school programs from preschool to high school in private and group class settings. In the community, she has worked with many organizations to bring music and the arts, especially string instruments, into the hands of students with Bravo Youth Orchestras, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, and Vibe of Portland. Now, she is excited to be building her own Suzuki based private cello studio to teach students valuable life skills through learning an instrument and developing musicality. Alexandra believes every student is musical and deserves the opportunity to reach their full musical potential in a safe learning environment. During lessons, she wants every student to explore music in a variety of ways, develop their own playing abilities, apply life long learning to all aspects of life, share music experiences and build a community.

Although, Alexandra loves teaching and sharing musical experiences with students while learning with them, she also enjoys performing and staying active in the Portland music community. She plays cello with the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra and with small ensemble groups. She also has a lot of fun performing with local bands in the Portland music scene on electric cello and attending shows whenever possible. 

When she is not teaching, performing, or watching music, you can find her exploring nature in any way possible whether hiking a mountain, camping in a forest, swimming in a river, soaking in a hot spring, or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. In the summertime, Alexandra has had amazing opportunities to work at various camps across the country with international students to help them learn English and lead activities. Her mission as a teacher is to encourage students to be life long learners, like herself, by continuing to learn to perform music, attend multiple teaching workshops and travel the world whenever possible to have new experiences.