|Member Since:||November 3, 2016|
|Last Visit:||January 23, 2018|
In 2013 his grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer and Alexander performed "How Great Thou Art" in her hospital room before the nurses took her in for surgery. The doctors and nurses were all touched by the music and shared that the atmosphere of the hospital was calmer and more peaceful than before he had played. Alexander then realized that he wanted to dedicate his life to bring healing to people of all walks of life through his violin playing. Alexander shares his talents in local hospitals and assisted-living facilities where he performs for residents, patients, nurses, and doctors. He also uses music to interact and engage with children with Autism in the community. In 2014, Alexander traveled to Japan with TEAM international missions where he played in churches, hospitals, universities, retirement homes, residential homes, mental facilities, and reformatories throughout the Azumino and Matsumoto areas in Nagano prefecture. He also ventured with a team from both Azumino Family Chapel and Abundant Life Church to Kamaishi in Tohoku where he played for victims of the tsunami during the three-year anniversary of the tragic disaster. Alexander has performed in a variety of groups ranging from Go-go to indie/folk. In 2015, Alexander collaborated with Backyard Band for the Battle of Bands at the Howard Theater where he created original violin compositions. He was also invited to perform a fallen heroes tribute for the United States Secret Service.
Alexander began teaching violin in 2011 to interested students in his local college community. He continues to teach throughout the MD area and is passionate about empowering students through the power of music. Alexander uses a combination of etudes and traditional Suzuki methodology to teach technique while using popular tunes to teach rhythm and body movement with the violin. He has taught students from ages 5-55 and has experience with teaching children with special needs. Alexander's goals for his students are for them to discover their individuality as a musician and share their music in the community. Alexander learned through his teachers, Blanka Bednarz and Ben Shute, that music is more than the notes on the page but the person performing them.
Alexander currently plays in Hospice for patients as a part of the Healing Arts program and at Walter Reed in Bethesda in the rooms of patients to provide therapeutic music.