Deborah McAlexander, MM NCTM Motivational Speaker Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance Music Teachers National Association Permanent Professional Certified Teacher of Music in Piano
Deborah McAlexander, MM NCTMMotivational SpeakerMaster of Music Degree in Piano PerformanceMusic Teachers National Association Permanent Professional Certified Teacher of Music in Piano


Performance Keynote Speaker


Life’s Ride:  The Key To Victory


When adversity bucks you off your horse, get up, shake off the dirt, get back on your horse, and guide a victorious Life’s Ride by faith,

not by sight. 


My journey through blindness is a great example!

Onward & Upward!

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MOTIVATION: Overcoming Adversity, Leadership, Success Strategies

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: Communication Skills, Education, Faith

HEALTH ISSUES: Disability, Stress Management

Nimrod T. Chapel, Jr. - The Chapel Law Group, LLC:   "You were able to craft a presentation that was not only informative and insightful, but also thoroughly engaging.  The content and overall quality of your presentation is unmatched."

Ivan Turner - Entrepreneur, Speaker, Zig Ziglar Certified Legacy Trainer  & 

Author of “I Broke The Code, So Can You!



"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they      should be. Now put the foundations under them.” ― Henry David Thoreau.


People are always looking for ways to overcome adversity. After all, as human beings we all face challenges in our personal lives and careers. It’s at this most difficult time in one’s life that a decision has to be made. You can capitulate to your hardship and choose to live life in the shadows of failure and pain, or you can break free from the bondage of your adversity and live life to its fullest with an abundance of success and prosperity.


My friend Deborah McAlexander is no different. In fact, she was dealt a challenging hand at the young age of 25 when she lost her eyesight. Deborah could have easily chose to succumb to the adversity, but instead she chose to rise to the top and live life to the fullest. Even being legally blind, she saw far beyond her adversity and is now sharing her message of hope, fortitude and love of life with others.


Deborah’s high energy presentations are one of a kind. Through the serenity of music she shares with others how to build the foundations of success and happiness. Her story is one well worth experiencing.


I highly encourage meeting planners, associations, business owners and houses of worship to invite Deborah McAlexander to speak to their groups for wisdom and inspiration.

Tracy A Schueller, President, Personalized Tours Inc.: “Deborah McAlexander was a smash hit!”

Dr. Monte Shinkle, Concord Baptist Church:  "Please allow me to commend Deborah McAlexander to you as you plan your next special event or concert.  Deborah has an inspiring story to tell. She has been legally blind for many years.  The fact that she can see at all is amazing. She is a wonderful pianist and horse woman.  She combines the two through live piano performance and video presentation weaving in her story of faith.  She adapts her presentation to fit the occasion.  I highly recommend her."


Gayle Lampe, Professor Emeritus, William Woods University: “Deborah McAlexander gave a brilliant presentation that combined and compared learning how to ride a horse to learning how to live life in general.  She gave a great performance on the piano and showed videos of her showing a beautiful American Saddlebred horse.  This was all the more impressive because she is legally blind!  Deborah’s courage and positive attitude is an inspiration beyond belief.  I highly recommend that you take the opportunity to see her presentation.  You will be glad to know that there are people like Deborah in this world, and that she has the ability to share her story in a manner that will help others to be more like her.”



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Piano Performance

To create a musical memory that will last a lifetime, trust Deborah McAlexander’s proven reputation for artistic musicianship and superior customer service. Whether performing classical, popular, ragtime, jazz, or sacred compositions, music is designed for your successful event. Looking for a fun social hour, soft ambience for a luncheon/shower or an elegant dinner reception? Do you prefer “live” music for a wedding celebration? Are you looking for a pianist who also provides inspirational entertainment production performances? Look no further!


Deborah holds a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and master of music degree in piano performance from the same university. She has enjoyed performing for over 125 events in the Missouri Governor’s Mansion. Providing solo and background piano music for corporate and social events gives Deborah the opportunity to connect with her audiences, to give a part of herself to each person who listens to her, and to share the Joy of Music with her audiences.  


First Lady Melanie Blunt:  “During my time as First Lady of Missouri, I have had the wonderful opportunity to become acquainted with Mrs. Deborah McAlexander.  She has always been available to share her impressive musical talents during events at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion, most recently at the First Lady’s Luncheon this past summer.  I have come to greatly respect Deborah’s positive attitude and commitment to helping others.  As you may or may not be aware, her personal story is a testament to her courage and fortitude in the face of personal adversity.  She is an inspiration to countless others who also suffer from vision impairment.”


Mary Pat Abele, Executive Director, Missouri Mansion Preservation, Inc.:  “Whether it was a breakfast, luncheon, reception, or dinner, Deborah’s music provided a perfect atmosphere for the Mansion guests.  Deborah has always been dependable and flexible.  Her pleasant personality has been appreciated by guests and Mansion staff alike.  She has played for guests of all ages, from children attending manners class to senior citizen groups.”


Music Education

Music education is an investment in a lifetime of success and of enjoying music. Developing an appreciation for and understanding of music cultivates creative and intellectual growth.


My primary goal as a music educator is to create a safe environment in which my students can experience continual musical, intellectual, emotional, and creative growth, and to become increasingly dispensable to them in the process. Everything I do as a teacher relates to this fundamental objective:  to help my students of all ages and skill levels grow so they will achieve success in their performance arena of life.


Year round, students of all ages and all skill levels are offered a comprehensive program specializing in repertoire, progressive piano technique, artistic expression and performance, directed practice, theory, musicianship, ear training, music history, improvisation, composition, sight reading, and ensemble playing. A combination of organized private, pair, group, and ensemble lessons prepare students for a variety of motivational performance events. Located in Jefferson City, Missouri, my upgraded independent studio features a Steinway grand piano, multiple Kawai keyboards for student ensemble practice and performances, high tech recording devices, and substantial educational resources.


Deborah McAlexander is a professional musician with a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is also a Music Teachers National Association Permanent Professional Certified Teacher of Music in Piano, Immediate Past-President of the Mid-Missouri Area Music Teachers Association, Adjunct Professor of Music (Lighthouse Preparatory Academy), and President of the Morning Music Club of Jefferson City.


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