Rock, POP, Jazz, Classical
Alex has been studying and performing music since the age of 5. He began taking cello lessons in kindergarten where he found his passion for music. Ever since his music passion led him to play many other instruments including guitar, bass, trumpet and piano, with a primary focus on drums and percussion.
Alex had an honor to study with several drum instructors in Northern KY and Cincinnati area including Stan Ginn, Mark McCafferty, and Elmer Monk. Throughout his 11 years of drum/percussion studies Alex has been exposed to various teaching methods and playing styles. He draws his knowledge from this experience that makes him a versatile performer and teacher.
Alex's years of study has been accompanied with 8 years of performance experience thus far. He has performed in numerous ensembles throughout high school including jazz band, percussion ensemble, symphonic band, and marching band. Alex has continued his study of music since high school with the Northern Kentucky University Steel Drum Ensemble focusing on bass and drum set, and performing with his band "Season Ten," playing drums.
Drums have been Alex's passion since early childhood and he is excited to share his love for music and drums to his students. Alex enjoys working with students of any skill level, whether they are a beginner, intermediate or advanced. His experience with various percussion instruments, as well as classical, rock and jazz drumming makes him a very credible and versatile teacher.
Alex is excited to teach at Queen City Music Studio and share his knowledge and experience with students at QCMS.
Alex White's Performance
Vincent Alex Hisle
Vincent Alexander "Alex" Hisle is an award-winning Percussion Educator/Performer/Recording Artist from the OH/KY/IN tristate area. Vincent attended Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts as a music education and performance major, earning his B.M. in 2016.
Alex was fortunate to study with very high caliber teachers such as Dick Jensen, David Fishlock and Patrick Schlecker in the area of Classical percussion (all members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) He studied drum set wi5th Dan Dorff and Mike Meloy who both are well known performers and educators in the area. Scott K. Lang was his primary Percussion Instructor at the NKU School of the Arts. Mr. Lang is the Principal Percussionist with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, a routine extra with the CSO, and performs regularly in Major theatre productions such as Wicked, Rent, etc.
As a performer himself, Alex has played drums and percussion in a variety of ensembles spanning many genres including the following: NKU Concert Band, NKU Symphonic Winds, NKU Percussion Ensemble, NKU Latin Jazz Ensemble, NKU Jazz Combo 3, NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, NKU Brass Choir, Kentucky Intercollegiate Percussion Ensemble (2012) / Selected Soloist (2015), CGOTH Gospel Choir, The Henry Fillmore Percussion Ensemble (local professional percussion ensemble), Star United (Star of Indiana alumni drum and bugle corps) 2014 1st place DCA national title, Lost In Holland (national indie act), The Scut Farkus Affair (local ska/reggae/rock act)
He is also an avid percussion educator and has been teaching percussion since the summer of 2008, having taught over 15 local Cincinnati area drumlines and front ensembles. Hisle's teaching experience encompasses percussion ensemble, private drum lessons and the marching percussion idiom. Many of Alex's private students have made select bands, earned distinct ratings on solo and ensemble material, marched drum corps, have been finalists, or took first place in various high school level concerto contests.
Alex's favorite job as a musician is working one on one with students to develop their talents, and witness them grow as people and musicians themselves.
Vincent Alex Hisle's Performances
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