Alex Dugdale is a product of the Seattle Public Schools and began his teaching career in high school by volunteering at Eckstein Middle School and giving private lessons to the young kids in his neighborhood. During his time in Rochester, he worked at the Eastman Community Music School assisting in both the jazz band and musical theatre class as well as teaching privately. During the summer, Alex taught private lessons and worked at summer music camps. After graduating college, Alex returned to Seattle and immediately began teaching at schools and privately. He currently works for Bishop Blanchet High Schoolʼs grade school band program full time as well as assisting in the Edmonds-Woodway High school and Eckstein Middle School jazz programs and teaching privately.