Alec & his guitar

Alec has a range of performance experience on guitar, bass (acoustic and electric), drums, mandolin, ukelele, banjo and vocals, including musical ensembles, musical theater, rock band and electronic. He has taken private instruction on guitar, bass and drums, and is considered an advanced intermediate player of all three.

Here is one of Alec’s latest performances: playing bass and arranging Justin Shaefers’ (Sonoma Academy ’18) original song, “Spare Me,” by adding bass, violin and drums to the acoustic guitar:

Here is Alec playing drums, guitar, mandolin and bass in the Fall 2013 Instrumental Music Ensemble Concert (he is easily identifiable in the red Santa hat):

Fall 2013: Drums Sonoma Academy musical ensemble for “In the Mood”

Spring 2013: Drums, guitar, bass Sonoma Academy Spring Concert: The Blues

Fall 2012: Drums, banjo, vocals – Sonoma Academy A Capella Choir Concert

Fall 2012: Various – Sonoma Academy musical ensemble for “Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses” (for which he collaborated on original score)

Spring 2012: Acoustic & electric bass – Spreckels Performing Arts production of “Spring Awakening” (only teen in otherwise adult ensemble)

Fall 2011: Acoustic bass – Sonoma Academy production of “Urinetown”

Fall 2010: Ukelele – Sonoma Academy production of “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” and Roma Festival

Summer 2010 – Winter 2011: Electric bass, drums, guitar and vocals – Helladownunder rock band

Summer 2010: Electric bass – 6th Street Playhouse production of “Rent: Student Edition”

Summer 2010: Drums – Rock Band Camp

Fall 2009: Mandolin – Montgomery High School production of “Dark of the Moon”

Summer 2009: Electric guitar – Stanford Jazz Camp

Summer 2008: Electric guitar – Rock Band Camp