alexander woods piano

Collaborative Piano

Music Lessons

Jazz & Popular Styles

Professional Bio

Alexander Woods is a pianist and music teacher living in the Twin Cities. He completed his master's degree in Collaborative Piano & Coaching at the University of Minnesota, and bachelor's degrees in Music and Religious Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. He enjoys performing a wide array of repertoire, spanning everything from art song to choral music to chamber works. Woods is also an experienced jazz and pop musician, and he consistently seeks to incorporate a variety of styles in his performances.


Woods enjoys a career as a piano teacher and freelance pianist in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and has performed in Switzerland, Italy, and throughout the United States. He holds positions at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Borromeo Music Festival, and St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church. Woods is also an active keyboardist in the Twin Cities popular music scene, having performed and recorded with bands in several genres.

Woods was the recipient of the Rydell Fellowship in Accompanying and Coaching at the University of Minnesota and the McCord Memorial Grant at Pomona College, which funded summer music study at several festivals. His primary teachers include Timothy Lovelace, Lydia Artymiw, Genevieve Lee, and Ming Tsu.

alexander woods piano

"I look at music not from the standpoint

of being a musician, but from the

standpoint of being a human being."

~Herbie Hancock