Oral History Information
Dennis Alexander has sought to engage and inspire music makers at all levels throughout his long and successful career as a music educator. As a professor of music with a focus on pedagogy, Dennis began to notice the ways in which his students successfully learned to read and study music. In 1986, when given the chance to develop method books for Alfred Music, Dennis leaped at the opportunity. Over his long and successful career, he has published over 400 books at all levels and with the same conviction for which he successfully taught in person. What comes across within his methods is Dennis’ own passion, which by itself encourages confidence and a sense of fun. As a composer, Dennis has penned the chamber classic “Dance Suite” and “With These Hands,” a tribute to his son. Countless music makers have Dennis to thank for nurturing them along their musical journeys!