Teaching Artist Statement
I believe music and arts education provide an invaluable asset to our growth and development, at any point in life. I also believe that if we treat the study of music as seriously as a difficult subject in school, and as enthusiastically as the pursuit of a lifelong hobby, boundless progress and opportunity will arise. I believe that everyone is capable and deserving of a high quality music education, and potential students of mine need only to realize one thing: With patience, care, and effort, nothing will stop you from mastering the art of classical music. It is a mission of mine to train my students to one day function as their own teachers, to hear themselves play as if they are hearing another play. In doing so they begin to hear and develop their own voice.
Alexander Morollo began his training at the age of six under renowned composer and piano pedagogue Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee. Along with a BM from Emerson College, Alexander was awarded an undergraduate diploma and an MM in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Hugh Hinton from the Longy School of Music, where he also received a Teaching Artist certification. An avid teacher, Alexander is teaches at the Community Music Center of Boston and the Encore Music Academy. Throughout his teaching career he has prepared students for proficiency exams in piano, sight reading, solfege, and music theory. He continues to do so through the Royal Conservatory of Music. During his undergraduate education at Longy, he was chosen by the school to co-instruct graduate students in secondary piano through classroom instruction and private lessons. Several students of his have been accepted into Bachelor of Music programs themselves, most recently at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and Ithaca College in New York. Alexander is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the 2015 recipient of the Mary Ellis Smith Prize for ‘Excellence in the Art of Piano Pedagogy.’ He started teaching at South Shore Conservatory in 2017.
Award-winning teacher and pianist Alexander Morollo has performed at piano festivals, master classes, and in competitions both as a solo recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Canada. Along with a BM from Emerson College, Alexander was awarded an undergraduate diploma and an MM in piano performance at the Longy School of Music. He has performed in masterclasses for Marvin Blickenstaff, Andreas Klein, and Mykola Suk among many others. Highly trained in conducting and music theory as well, he has studied with Judy Ross and conductors Julian Pellicano and Geoffrey McDonald. Alexander won the Catherine Dower-Gold Performing Arts Award and First Prize in the Young Artists Piano Competition of Western Massachusetts and Connecticut in the highest division. He started teaching at South Shore Conservatory in 2017.