Alex Suarez

Adjunct Instructor

Alex Suarez

Alex Suarez was born in Stamford, CT but grew up in Boca Raton, FL. With an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts, his life took a turn in 2005 when he moved to NY. This was where he decided to pursue music on a more serious level. He is best known for his many roles in pop sensation Cobra Starship and 1/2 of indie pop act This Is Ivy League, but he actually came out of the punk/hardcore scene which was where his recording and touring history began with a band called Kite Flying Society.

Aside from being a multi-instrumentalist for Cobra's live performance, Alex tackled a lot of the production behind the curtain for both live and the studio. It was during this experience, where his skills were really put to the test to write, produce, engineer, mix and remix in the studio and also act as a production coordinator for live and television. With the band being signed to Atlantic Records, they were able to achieve 2 top 5 'Hot 100' singles (Good Girls Go Bad  1x platinum and You Make Me Feel 2x platinum) which opened the touring doors to most major cities worldwide, as well as major television performances. TV spots include: Peoples Choice Awards, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the VMA's, The Latin American VMS's, Conan(x3), Leno, Jimmy Kimmel (x2), Miss USA, X Factor, America's Got Talent, Dancing With The Stars, Australian Idol and Austria’s Next Top Model, to name some of the higher profile events. The band toured with A list acts such as Justin Bieber, Jenifer Lopez, Fall Out Boy, Panic At The Disco, Gym Class Heroes and 30 Seconds To Mars and they also collaborated with major brands, such as Tommy Hilfiger, Amex, Trojan, Samsung and Verizon. 

Once the band had ended, Alex fully submerged into song writing and producing and has collaborated with a range of genres and artists such as Sia, Matt Nathanson, MAX, Jade Bird and snny.

Alex has recently done some live touring and television performances with pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen but currently has a project under the name LEFTI. His new endeavor is a producer/DJ project focusing on blending his live musicianship with electronic music. His original material has been a key player in his synchronization and licensing success and has also remixed the likes of Lorde, Weezer, Galantis and CID, to name a few.