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My Cello Lesson Trek – Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall

I am an avid student of the cello and here is a compilation of my treks to weekly cello lessons, all year long! 

As a classically-trained cellist and pianist, I have come to enjoy a variety of musical genres and seek to explore diverse styles on these traditional instruments. For me, music is not only a passion but also an escape from the stresses of life. The source of comfort emanates from several areas; for instance, I have synesthesia which, generally-speaking, is the crossing of nerves that creates dual effects and sensations. For instance, each musical note to me, along with every number, day of the week, and month of the year, visually appears to me in a corresponding color. Furthermore, I have found that I tend to memorize music quickly and synesthesia here plays a seemingly different role. When performing a composition such as Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G Major, the individual musical phrases have an intimate connection to my brain and provide the sensation of a mental road map that delivers a sense of traveling on a journey with the ultimate relief or returning home.

Featured below are a few more samples of my work; while I do play the cello in its traditional form, you may also notice that I employ an assortment of guitar pedals to generate altered tones. Some of these pedals include the distortion, delay, the iconic “wah-wah” pedal (symbolic of 1960s rock bands), and my Boss RC-300 looping station. This is arguably my most important piece of equipment, allowing me to pre-record musical tracks as well as offering the ability to record and loop various tracks live while creating the sensation of a modern one-man band.

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House of the Rising Run: Alex Prizgintas/Cello

American Woman: The Guess Who/Alex Prizgintas/Cello

Night in Tunisia: Dizzy Gillespie/Alex Prizgintas/Cello:

Scherzo: Daniel Van Goens / Alex Prizgintas / Cello: 

Cream: Sunshine of Your Love / Alex Prizgintas / Cello: 

Bach Suite No. 4: Prelude / Alex Prizgintas / Cello: 

Black Dog: Led Zeppelin / Alex Prizgintas / Cello:

Claude Debussy: Reverie – Alex Prizgintas
Claude Debussy: Arabesque No. 1 – Alex Prizgintas
Led Zeppelin: Kashmir – Alex Prizgintas:

J S Bach: Arioso, Cantata, BWV 156 – Alex Prizgintas:
George Goltermann: Concerto No. 4 in G Major – Alex Prizgintas:
Saint-Saëns: The Swan (Le Cygne) – Alex Prizgintas:
Tarantella: Op. 23 By William Henry Squire – Alex Prizgintas:
Allegro Appasssionato OP. 43 by Camille Saint-Saëns – Alex Prizgintas:
A Trans-Siberian Christmas – Alex Prizgintas – Holiday Wish: 
Liebertango: Astor Piazzolla–Interpereted By Alex Prizgintas: 
Alex Prizgintas, Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4” Cello Looping: 
Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog / Alex Prizgintas at Woodbury Common: 
Purple Haze / Jimi Hendrix – Cello by Alex Prizgintas: 
Alex Prizgintas – Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Allemande:
 Alex Prizgintas – Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Prélude: 
Dave Brubeck and the Revolution of Rhythm: Selections from “Time Out” Performed by Alex Prizgintas

A Trans-Siberian Christmas – Alex Prizgintas, Cellist — My Holiday Wish

The best part of being a musician is in performing! 

Listen to me play the Bach Prelude:

Also, here I am playing with Paul Block on guitar who sings a wonderful song:

My repertoire of classical, jazz, rock, and pop music can be adapted to both small concerts and background music for venues including assisted living facilities, nursing homes, private events, weddings, and more. These postings are a sampling of the music I have available for such events.

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Alex Prizgintas: Selected Scenes from the Esplanade at Palisades, Palisades, NY: 2/3/22.”
Alex Prizgintas: Selected Scenes on the Cello from the Eliot at Erie Station, Middletown, NY.
Alex Prizgintas: Selected Scenes on the Cello from the Esplanade at Palisades, Palisades, NY
Alex Prizgintas: Selected Scenes on the Cello from the Promenade at Blue Hill, Pearl River, NY