Alex Sturbaum

Bodhran, bouzouki, button accordian, and Irish guitar
Available: By appointment
Levels taught: All
Ages taught: All
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Alex Sturbaum has been playing and teaching traditional Irish and trans-atlantic music for over a decade. He began his career in Cincinatti, OH, teaching with the Riley School of Irish Music and playing in various local groups.

Alex attended Oberlin College, where he founded the successful contra dance band Gallimaufly, as well as teaching a course on Irish music within the Experimental College. He has gained recognition in traditional music communities all over the country for his complex, powerful accompaniment and energetic accordion playing.

Alex now lives in Seattle, where he plays with various groups including Countercurrent and Saving Daylight. He is a capable multi-instrumentalist, switching with ease between guitar, bodhran, button accordion, and bouzouki.

As an educator, Alex emphasizes connection with the music, listening skills, and lift.