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Dennis Alexander

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Army Veteran Dennis Alexander and His Dog Jackie Conquer PTSD & Addiction in a Teardrop Camper

Deliberate Living

Dennis Alexander and his dog Jackie traded a rough few years dealing with PTSD and addiction for life on the road in a tiny teardrop trailer. Life on the road is helping him find himself and become the man he wants to be.Shownotes for THIS episode: https://hollycpriestley.com/army-veteran-dennis-alexander-and-his-dog-jackie-conquer-ptsd--addiction-in-a-teardrop-camper/Support the Podcast:Venmo: https://venmo.com/Holly-PriestleyPaypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/hollycpriestleyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/hollycpriestleyFollow Me:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollycpriestley/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HollyCPriestley/Website: http://hollycpriestley.com/The Tools I Use to Produce This Podcast:Buzzsprout (Get $20 by using this link to set up your own Buzzsprout account: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=844573 )iMovieZoomAn old, refurbished MacBook Air I've owned for....at least 5 yearsCanva (Earn a Canva Credit by using this link to set up your own Canva account: https://www.canva.com/join/lsk-vdb-msf )--Basically, nothing special. I started creating this with the tools that were available to me and they're largely free to use. Intro & Outro Music: Wallpaper by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4604-wallpaper/License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/This description contains affiliate links. If you decide to make a purchase, I may receive a small kickback which helps to support the channel and bring you more content like this. Thanks! 


23 Aug 2021

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Dennis Alexander: Composing Piano Music for Students

All Keyed Up

Dennis Alexander, one of North America's most prolific and popular composers of educational piano music for students at all levels, discusses composing pedagogical piano music. He discusses his own compositions and offers some thoughts on the field of pedagogical piano music in general, as well as advice for aspiring composers.


9 Jun 2021

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212: From The Notes On the Page To Artistry And Mastery, with Dennis Alexander (Premier Piano Course)

Musicality Now

Today we have the honour of talking with one of the top authors of piano books over the last nearly 35 years: Dennis Alexander. With over 400 publications and recordings on Alfred Music, including Alfred’s flagship piano method Premier Piano Course, Dennis is one of the world’s most prolific and popular composers of educational piano music for students at all levels. In 2015 he was awarded a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in recognition of his extraordinary service to the music teaching profession. Mr. Alexander provides a rich learning experience for his students by bringing awareness to the importance of musicality. Often dull topics like music theory and reading notation are brought to life with a creativity and a consciousness of musical expression. In this conversation we talk about: • How Dennis’ background in playing by ear and improvising feeds into how he approaches composing. • The main difference between children and adult learners and one great way to make learning more enjoyable and improvisation less intimidating if you’re an adult learner. • And the specific aspects which you should have in mind to bring a rendition from a strictly-correct but unmoving one through to a compelling, musical performance. Enjoy this glimpse into what makes one of the top piano methods much more than just “playing the right notes at the right time”. Even if you’re not a piano player you don’t want to miss all of the deep musical insight in this interview! Subscribe For Future Episodes! Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | RSS | YouTube Full Show Notes and Transcript: Episode 212 Links and Resources • Dennis Alexander Online • Premier Piano Course • Keys to Stylistic Mastery • Keys to Artistic Performance • Dennis Alexander on Alfred Music • Dennis Alexander Compositions Enjoying the show? Please consider rating and reviewing it! Click here to rate and review

1hr 11mins

20 Nov 2019

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Dennis Alexander, Coaching The I-Phone Generation

Box Out Basketball

Andy Rodman and Dennis Alexander discuss the ways new technology influence the mindset of coaches and players, and how coaches can best reach and relate to the younger generation.Website & Social Media Links- boxoutbasketball.com- instagram.com/boxoutbball_la- twitter.com/boxoutbball_la- facebook.com/boxoutbball.laFollow Andy- instagram.com/andy_rodman_ twitter.com/andy_rodman_Follow Phillip- instagram.com/the_phillipbrownFollow Dennis- https://www.instagram.com/coacha420

1hr 8mins

20 Dec 2018

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Dennis Alexander, Lakeside High School Basketball

Box Out Basketball

Andy Rodman interviews Lakeside High School Head Coach Dennis Alexander. Coach Alexander shares insights from over 10 years of coaching basketball. He shares his philosophies on process minded thinking and how basketball can be used as a tool to influence young minds.Podcast LinksITunes- https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/box-out-basketball/id1399970783?mt=2Stitcher- https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=192649Soundcloud- https://soundcloud.com/boxoutbballGoogle Play Music- https://play.google.com/music/m/Idavxm2gxe2ypcau5cddt6cfyii?t=Box_Out_BasketballWebsite & Social Media Links- boxoutbasketball.com- instagram.com/boxoutbball_la- twitter.com/boxoutbball_la- facebook.com/boxoutbball.laSkill Development Youtube Videoshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYY4okk2JzkPW6G-ZgGPLpwBox Out Basketball Offers Personal Training!- To set up a session, send a direct message to any social media platform, call 323-813-1485, or email boxoutbball.la@gmail.comFollow Andy- instagram.com/coach_rodman twitter.com/coach_rodmanFollow Phillip- instagram.com/real_infamous


8 Jun 2018

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16 Mar 2018

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Donkey of the Day - Dennis Alexander

Donkey of the Day

Charlamagne crowns Dennis Alexander Donkey of the Day after accidentally firing a gun at the ceiling and injuring a student during a gun safety class. Dennis Alexander was teaching the class... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


16 Mar 2018

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Dennis Alexander – LSG Texas High School Football Coaches Show

Coaches Show – Lone Star Gridiron

LSG Texas High School Football Coaches Show The AUTHORITY on Texas High School Football! Subscribe in iTunes Chris Doelle sits down with Coach Dennis Alexander in the newest episode of this groundbreaking series on Lone Star Gridiron. In the show, we celebrate the coaches that have made a difference in the lives of people around them. Listen in as we discuss: Coach Alexander's coaching path and journey Schools that played a role in his career: Kilgore, Rice University, Taylor, Hughes Springs, Daingerfield, Harleton, Troup,  Some of the most influential coaches in his career and life Being from a family of educations Why is East Texas so good at football? How recruiting has changed The impact of this game on kids The negative impact of media on the sport The things more important than winning The young coaches who "get it" versus those who are for themselves The unseen rewards of this very tough career What is next for Coach Alexander and much more! COACHES: we want to hear your story as well.  If you are a current or former Texas high school football head coach, contact us and we will set up a time for your interview! The LSG Texas High School Football Coaches Show series is brought to you by the  book, All I Need to Know I Learned From My Texas High School Football Coach: A handbook of wisdom for parents, young people and yes, even coaches! by Ken Purcell and Chris Doelle. You can order a copy of the book NOW!! Call the fan feedback line 713-568-6361 and let us hear what you have to say! Subscribe in iTunes Direct download link

7 Aug 2017

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TTTV064: Why Creativity Matters with Dennis Alexander

TopCast: The Official Music Teachers' Podcast

Thanks for reading TTTV064: Why Creativity Matters with Dennis Alexander from Top Music Co. Dennis Alexander didn’t train formally as a composer. He always wanted to teach, and that’s what he studied. He stumbled upon composing a little way into his teaching career, and boy are we glad he did! Dennis’s own teacher embraced his improvisations and flare for creativity. Had he had a different teacher growing up, we might not […] The post TTTV064: Why Creativity Matters with Dennis Alexander appeared first on Top Music Co - Supporting Creative Music Teaching.


1 Nov 2016