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Alex Travers


A graduate of Appalachian State University, Alex’s performance career has been anything but bland. A history of performing styles ranging from classical and baroque to rock and metal, he can be found on any given day playing in bands, studios, with singer/songwriters, or in orchestras. Alex began playing violin at the age of six, and grew up as part of the Triangle Youth Orchestra in the Raleigh/Durham area. Upon attending the Hayes School of Music at ASU, he spent time there as concert master of the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra, performing in chamber groups, giving solo recitals,  and competing as a finalist in several solo competitions. In his time at ASU, he also performed professionally in the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, and twice attended the Dorothy-Delay Symposium at the Julliard School of Music. After graduating with a BA in Violin Performance (May 2014), He spent two years in Nashville freelancing as a violinist/fiddler working with singer/songwriters and finding studio work. Currently he resides in Asheville NC and has had a change in focus from performing to teaching.


Playing music is my passion, and the love of playing music is what I strive to pass along to my students. Although many teaching methods emphasize inviolable principals and practices, I cater to each individual student by encouraging the most natural and comfortable means of producing music on the violin.  The healthier one’s approach is to any art form, the healthier the long term outcomes will be in all parts of life. A good approach to technique is essential to playing the violin well, however it is not an end unto its own means. All factors of technique in playing an instrument (tone, pitch, and rhythm) are to achieve the artistic goals of the performer, and this I hope to show to all my students.