Join us for “FALL EXPO” at your Schmitt Music store – Monday, November 6th through Sunday, November 12th – special savings on select sheet music & books, and free workshops in Minnesota!
BUY 2 GET 1 FREE DEALS!
- All in-stock Holiday Sheet Music & Books are BUY 2, GET 1 FREE this week! Offer includes the “King of Kings” holiday book – new from LORIE LINE!
- All Taylor Swift titles are BUY 2, GET 1 FREE!
DENNIS ALEXANDER PIANO WORKSHOPS!
Join us at the College of Saint Benedict – Saint John’s University on Saturday, November 11 for a day of free “Dennis Alexander Piano Workshops” located in the music building – Stephen B. Humphrey building, Room 028 – at St John’s in Collegeville, MN.
- Breaking Barriers with Teenage Students – Teaching strategies to motivate and inspire (for teachers, students, and parents)
- 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM | FREE!
- Why Didn’t I Think of That?
- 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | FREE!
This session will focus on ways to motivate, inspire, and keep those intermediate students practicing instead of becoming another sad statistic in the ever-growing pool of people who say “I wish I hadn’t quit taking piano lessons!” During this session, Mr. Alexander will also demonstrate creative ways to use digital pianos in lessons and during home practice to help reinforce practicing, memorizing, and technique.
Over the years, Dennis Alexander has received hundreds of questions from piano teachers at workshops, conventions, and through correspondence. This session will highlight numerous questions that deal with technique, motivation, repertoire, sight reading, rhythm, artistry memorization, teaching adults, stage fright, and other issues that every teacher must deal with, regardless of the level of the student. Mr. Alexander will share numerous “solutions” to these questions through an interactive Powerpoint presentation that will include input from members of the audience.
Since his affiliation with Alfred Music Publishing Company in 1986 as a composer and clinician, Dennis Alexander has earned an international reputation as one of North America’s most prolific and popular composers of educational piano music for students at all levels. Professor Alexander retired from his position at the University of Montana in May 1996 where he taught piano and piano pedagogy for 24 years.
Upon moving to California, he taught privately, in addition to serving on the faculties of Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Northridge. He currently lives in Albuquerque, NM where he maintains an active composing and touring schedule for Alfred Music Publishing Company.
Questions about Fall Expo or print music orders? Please contact Elliott, our Print Music Manager – CLICK HERE to send an email.
Sheet Music & Books are not available at Schmitt Music piano stores in Englewood, CO and Overland Park, KS.