Sensei Ale

     Alejandra is a classically trained violinist and violist from Monterrey, Mexico. Starting at the age of 6 in public and private musical programs, she found her passion in music performance and joined the prestigious Superior School of Music and Dance of Monterrey (ESMDM) at 15. During her studies, she was the concertmaster of the Nuevo Leon Youth Philharmonic for 3 years and the Concertmaster for the ESMDM’s Youth Orchestra during her final years of school. In 2014 Alejandra joined the Orchestra of The Autonomous University of Nuevo León, where she was a part of the first violins section for 8 concert seasons. She has performed as a soloist with the Nuevo Leon Youth Philharmonic and the ESMDM’s Youth Orchestra.

     Upon the completion of her Bachelor’s degree she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance at the California Institute of the Arts under the instruction of performer-composer Andrew McIntosh. As she was winning the Jonathan L. Greene Foundation Scholarship 2016-2018 and winning the 2017 FINBA scholarship by the National Institute of Fine Arts of Mexico, she began to dive into the world of musical education. Once she began to complete her Suzuki Method Training and Courses she found a new love and passion for instructing the future musicians of our generation. With this newfound love for child education and contemporary classical music, Alejandra was a featured soloist in the CalArts Ensemble performing Helmut Lachenmann’s Toccatina. Currently, she is a member and co-founder of the Morii String Quartet, which dedicates itself to the performance and discovery of new musical works by diverse composers and minorities, along with working at one of the highest quality music schools in the country.

Violin Instructor