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Alexandra Exeter

Edwardsville IL | 62025

About me

Concert pianist and music instructor, Mrs. Alexandra Exeter. Known for her innovative teaching techniques, her prize winning students, being the former owner of Exeter Music, recognized as a respected instructor for several companies such as Schmitt Music, Taylor Robinson Music Company and Musika, renowned for concert performance and holding numerous academic honors– Alexandra Exeter runs one of the largest lesson programs in the St. Louis area, and is now offering her extensive talents as an instructor to students in the Metro East, St. Louis Area.

Holding an Associate of Science Degree with emphasis in Piano Performance and Educational Psychology through IECC, Alexandra is currently continuing her education with long-term aims of Doctorate in Music. Piano instructors to this point have included Doris Bland and Paulette Pruitt of Fairfield Illinois, Dr. Linda Perry of the SIUe Piano Department, and MTNA Certified Master Teacher, Dr. Stephanie Owen of Lebanon Illinois. Alexandra has extensive experience in advanced concert and college level repertoire, in both performance and education.

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Specialties

Her specialties as an instructor include studies in: French Classical Technique, training in Educational Psychology, NLP based instruction techniques, and a virtuosic specialization in Romantic Period music such as Chopin and Liszt.

Alexandra Exeter is a professional, classically trained concert pianist with over twenty years of performing experience, is a 3rd generation student of the French school of Claude Debussy, and boasts additional training in improvisation and composition. Alexandra has extensive experience with the piano, organ, various makes and models of keyboards, classical vocal training and experience with musical software such as Finale, Reason, Sebelious, FL Studio, and Midisoft Studio.

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Lesson details

With regards to methodology, Alexandra is classically trained and puts an extremely high value on solid sight reading, concrete and practical knowledge of music theory and developing a strong sense of musicality. Proper instruction of theory and technique will be incorporated; scales, chords, arpeggios and cadences are all important priorities. In addition to this, Alexandra is familiar with various styles of music and makes it a priority that the learning experience is memorable and enjoyable by incorporating music and musical styles that are meaningful to each and every student.

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Education and Accreditation

Relevant Employment History

The Virtuoso – Piano and Voice Academy
Owner and Piano/Voice Instructor · March 2015 to Present · St. Louis and Metro East
(Current employment.)

Exeter Music
Owner and Piano/Voice Instructor · January 2012 to March 2015 · O’Fallon, Illinois
(Retired to focus on teaching and performing career.)

Taylor Robinson Music
Piano Instructor · August 2010 to February 2012 · Dallas, Texas
(Worked from Edwardsville, Illinois)

Exeter Piano Studio
Piano Instructor and Owner · May 2010 to January 2012 · Edwardsville, Illinois
(Incorporated with Exeter Music as of January 1st.)

Musika LLC
Piano Instructor · February 2010 to August 2012 · New York City
(Worked from Edwardsville, Illinois)

Schmitt Music Center
Store Manager, Piano Instructor · June 2008 to January 2012 · O’Fallon, Illinois
(Acquired ownership of the business in 2012.)

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Relevant Educational History:

Frontier Community College – IECC
Class of 2008 · Fairfield, Illinois
Piano Performance · Psychology · Music Education

Dr. Linda Perry – Piano Performance
2011 – 2012 · Edwardsville, Illinois
Classical Period Repertoire · Stylistics and Dynamic Controls · Piano Performance/Composition

Dr. Stephanie Owen – Piano/Vocal/Organ Performance
2009 – 2013 · Lebanon, Illinois
Romantic Period Repertoire · French Classical Technique · Piano Performance & Pedagogy

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Partial List of Concert Repertoire

♫ Revolutionary Etude – Frédéric Chopin
♫ Fantasie Impromptu – Frédéric Chopin
♫ Nocturne in E Minor – Frédéric Chopin
♫ Etude Op. 10, No. 9 – Frédéric Chopin
♫ Scherzo Op. 31 in Bb – Frédéric Chopin
♫ Mazeppa S. 139 No. 4 – Franz Liszt
♫ Clair de Lune – Claude Debussy
♫ Masques – Claude Debussy
♫ Sonata No.3, Op.28 – Sergey Prokofiev
♫ Nascent Requiem – Masashi Hamauzu
♫ Piano Fantasy – William Joseph
♫ Eternal Harvest – Nobuo Uematsu

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Noteworthy Experience and Accomplishments

♫ 4.0 High-school GPA
♫ Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
♫ Graduated from IECC with President’s Academic Award
♫ Graduated from IECC Chief Executive Officer’s Academic Award
♫ Graduated from IECC with High Honors
♫ Concert pianist with 20+ years of performing experience.
♫ Classically trained vocalist, with 10+ years of performing experience.
♫ 3rd Generation student of French composer Claude Debussy, via Dr. Stephanie Owen.
♫ Students of Mrs. Exeter have placed 1st and 1st Superior in IGSMA Competitions.
♫ Students of Mrs. Exeter have performed on local television.
♫ 10+ years of business management experience.
♫ 10+ years of experience as an educator.
♫ 5+ years of experience as a business owner.

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Testimonials

Dave D.
In less than a year’s time, Alexandra was able to take me from barely being able to read music to...

Jenn E.
My 8-year-old son has been taking lessons from Alexandra for several months now and is really enjoying...

Kim B.
Alexandra is an amazing piano teacher for our three children. She is very professional, and works very...

Shiva S.
Alexandra is an awesome piano teacher, excellent in motivating kids and gets best out of them. She is...

Brian L.
I have worked with Alexandra as a musician in a local band. Her creative nature and her attention to...

Layla S.
Alexandra is a very sincere and honest individual who I’ve had the pleasure of working with at...

Experience

more than 20 years

Rates

$40 - $49

Availability

Monday: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
Saturday: N/A - N/A
Sunday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM

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Teaching location

Students Home
Teachers Studio

Genre

Ballad
Blues
Chamber Music
Childrens Music
Classical
Composition
Contemporary
Country / Western
Folk
Gospel
Improvisation
Jazz
Lounge
Modern
Performance
Pop
Rhythm and Blues
Rock

Methods

Alfred Method
BC Conservatory of Music
Bastien Method
Royal Conservatory of Music
Rote Method
Thompson Method

Instruments and Subjects

organ
pedagogy
piano
speech arts and drama
theory – analysis
theory – counterpoint
theory – harmony
theory – music history
theory – rudiments
voice

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English

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