Dr. Alexander Wasserman recently joined the Music Preparatory School in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts in the College of Arts & Sciences at Clayton State University. The University’s Music Prep school has a faculty of professional musicians and offers affordable lessons and classes to the public in piano, violin, voice, brass, and other instruments. Each session lasts for nine weeks and adults, children over the age of six, and all skill levels are welcome.
Dedicated to the education of emerging talent, Wasserman has previously served as professor of Piano at Youngstown State University. Additionally, he has held faculty positions at the International School of Music and Vance Music Studios. He has given master classes at University of St. Thomas (Minn.), Westmont College (Cal.), Cleveland Music School Settlement and Youngstown State. Currently, Wasserman maintains a private piano studio in Atlanta.
Wasserman is enthusiastic about teaching at Clayton State University.
“The first thing that I noticed about the Clayton State University music department was just how beautiful the facilities are,” Wasserman says. “Of course, Spivey Hall is well-known as one of the finest recital halls in the country, but the actual music building is just fantastic! When I arrive to teach, I am always so happy to see the wonderful community of students that congregate in the building. It seems to me like a true `family’ and I firmly believe that any strong department at a university must feel like a family unit.”
Wasserman is pleased with the quality of students at the University.
“It’s great to know that the University provides excellent non-college level instruction at very reasonable prices,” he says. “All of my students are extremely hard-working and personable. In fact, in the short time that I have been teaching them, I feel that we have established a wonderful rapport; I'm always excited for our weekly private lessons to see their improvement.”
Wasserman is looking forward to expanding his private studio, as well as beginning classroom teaching.
“There aren't very many programs like Clayton State University’s in the Atlanta metro area, so I feel that there is a great possibility for substantial growth,” he notes. “I hope to become more involved in any capacity with the prep school and with the college. I'm quite proud to be part of a program which is sure to continue to grow in the coming years.”
Registration for Fall Session II pf the Music Preparatory School is now open, with lessons beginning the week of Oct. 15. Prep School students are taught in the Clayton State Music Education Building and have the opportunity to perform on campus in Spivey Hall.
For more information, please contact Carol Payne at extension (678) 466-5600, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out the website at http://www.clayton.edu/arts-sciences/vpa/music/preparatoryschool.