Achievements

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Master of Music

After becoming legally blind, I returned to the University of Missouri-Columbia to complete my Master of Music degree in piano performance.  I launched a successful career as a free-lance pianist, performing at more than 125 events in the Governor’s Mansion and at numerous corporate and social events in Missouri. 

 
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Bravo Performances

As a music educator, I have owned and operated my business, Bravo Performances LLC, an independent piano studio for students of all ages and all skill levels.  I am an active member of Music Teachers National Association, a Past President of the Mid-Missouri Area Music Teachers Association, and a Music Teachers National Association Permanent Professional Certified Teacher of Music in Piano.  According to this organization’s record, I am the only legally blind music educator to have achieved this level of success.

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Rape Agreession Defense systems

In addition to my music and my equestrian achievements, I am active in various mid-Missouri organizations.  I am a Rape Aggression Defense Systems Self-Defense Certified Instructor and a member of the Sheriff’s Posse.  Sheriff Wheeler’s assignment for me is to teach R.A.D. classes through the Cole County Sheriff’s Department.  I am a member of Toastmasters International, serve as President of the Morning Music Club, and have served on the Board of Directors for Missouri Protection & Advocacy Services.

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Motivational speaker

As a motivational speaker, I design and customize programs around equestrian principals to educate, inspire, and motivate my listeners.   I am available to  speak and perform for corporate and social organizations.  While serving on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Horse Show Association, I enjoyed providing motivational speaking and piano performance presentations for several MHSA Award Banquets. 

All things are possible when one rides by faith, not by sight.
— Deborah McAlexander

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