All things for Classical Strings

Alexander Saldarriaga

Teacher of Violin

Beginner - advanced levels welcomed

All ages welcomed


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Alex Saldarriaga is a classically-trained violinist who runs his private violin teaching practice out of his home music studio in Tarpon Springs, FL. He has been performing as a violin soloist and member of various music ministries for over 40 years throughout several South Florida churches in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties (St. Philip, Church of the Epiphany, St. Hugh, St. John Neumann, St. Edward, St. Gregory, St. Patrick, All Saints, and Blessed Sacrament). He has served as a violin instructor at the Academy of the Arts at NSU University School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and completed the Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies at The Juilliard School of Music in June 2021.

Alex first studied violin with Mr. Bernard Minzer, who was a student of Mishel Piastro, the former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic and star pupil of the great violin pedagogue, Leopold Auer. Alex later continued his violin studies with the distinguished Dutch violinist, conductor, and teacher, Prof. Hendrik de Blij, who was the first violin professor at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. In 1924, Prof. de Blij became the youngest musician to hold a chair in the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, a record that still stands. Alex served as Prof. de Blij’s violin teaching assistant, preparing advanced violin students to audition for the leading music conservatories. The foundations of Alex’s teaching philosophy and methods encompass the very best of both the Franco-Belgian and Russian schools of traditional, classical violin playing. Alex has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral member at Florida International University and the University of Miami.

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