Sarah Alexander, a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, is blessed to be able to follow her musical passion as a profession. She began teaching herself piano at the age of 4 and started official lessons at the age of 6. Edward Francis, Dr. Dolly Kessner, and Berthe Odnoposoff are among the many shaping influences during her high school and undergraduate studies. Through countless hours of practice and incredible mentors and teachers, her musical journey led to receiving a Masters in Piano Pedagogy from Texas Christian University. During her time there, she had the privilege to study with Dr. Ann Gipson and Dr. Gloria Lin. They all graciously continue to mentor and inspire her today.
Piano teaching has been a journey for Sarah since high school. She loves helping students discover their natural musical potential by connecting with music. In the Alexander Piano Studio, music is approached as a discipline and students are challenged to develop an understanding of the elements of musicality, strong practice habits, an awareness of body movement, healthy technique, self-assessment, problem solving, and self-expression. Part of this development also includes analyzing and discussing musical elements. The goal in all lessons, then, is the combination of these skills to provide both a musical experience for the performer and the ability to musically communicate with others.
Continuing to develop as a musician and teacher is an important goal for Sarah as she strives to continue educating herself and to spark curiosity in her students as they learn together. Sarah is active in local, state, and national music associations by volunteering in various positions. She belongs to MTNA, TMTA, MCMTA, FWMTA, and Pi Kappa Lambda, a national honorary music society. In TMTA, she has served as the Chamber Ensemble Clinic Chair and is currently serving as the Region I Performance Chair. In MCMTA, she is the Vice President of Business Activities, Festival Chair, and Chamber Ensemble Chair. She has been an invited co-presenter at the MTNA national convention and is frequently invited as a lecturer for the state convention and local meetings.
Sarah currently coordinates the TCC Piano Preparatory Program and maintains a private studio in Keller. Her students excel in festivals, competitions, recitals, master classes, and state theory testing. She also frequently adjudicates and accompanies around the DFW metroplex.
The highest priority in the Alexander Piano Studio is to create a life-long appreciation and love of music through a disciplined approach to discovering, studying, and performing music.