Allison Kraus

Allison K.

Washington, DC

Lesson Details

Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Want to learn piano but don't know where to start? Interested in giving those piano lessons from when you were a kid another shot? I'm your gal! With 12+ years of piano training under my belt, I can provide you with a fun and simple crash-course that allows you to adopt a jack-of-all-trades mentality, which ranges from following what's on the page to "faking it."
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About

Allison delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 14 to 25

Teaching since:
2014

Thanks for stopping by! My name is Allison, and I'm a student with a passion for music!

I am a classically trained vocalist, pianist, and composer who has been studying music for 16 years. My abilities in ear-training and sight-reading have given me the perfect springboard to experiment with different musical techniques, and I have spent my time as a music student developing my own jack-of-all-trades style.

Piano students can expect to learn beginner tools such as basic sight-reading techniques and proper finger coordination to finding exciting ways to "fake" your way through a piece. I aim to give students an adaptable tool box that allows them to feel confident in multiple facets of piano-playing.

Vocal students can expect to approach their singing with a musician's ear, and gain the confidence to nail their next big audition or voice recital. I aim to provide a leg up in sight-reading and ear training to give the student an advantage over their peers.

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Experience

Camp Counselor
Jul 2017 - Jul 2017
Nashua Community Music School

I taught music for a Broadway Week camp for students in between the ages of 8-12. We learned contemporary musical theatre songs and put on a showcase at the end of the week.

Camp Counselor
Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
Peacock Players, Summer Theatre Camp

I co-directed and taught music for two junior showcases of "Matilda" and "The Wedding Singer" for students in between the ages of 13-17.

Camp Counselor
May 2015 - Jun 2016
Bishop Guertin High School

I taught ukelele and basic sightreading to students between the ages of 12-14.

Education

Composition
Jan 2019 - Present
American University
Classical Voice Training
Aug 2017 - Present
American University
B.A. Film and Media Arts, Minor in Music Performance
Aug 2015 - Present
American University
Classical Vocal Training
Sep 2009 - Jul 2015
Nashua Community Music School
Classical Piano Training
Jun 2002 - Jun 2015
Nashua Community Music School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Cardinal Convocation Student Activity Award - Musical
May 2015
Bishop Guertin High School
Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence
May 2015
Marine Youth Foundation
National School Choral Award
May 2015
The Instrumentalist

Affiliations

Delta Kappa Alpha Cinematic Arts Society
Jan 2016

The mission of Delta Kappa Alpha is to foster lifelong character, collaborative and creative storytelling, ethical and productive business practices, philanthropic action, and fraternal bonds by and between students of the cinematic arts.

Photos & Videos

2016 American University Chamber Singers, featured soloist
2014 private lesson voice recital
2015 private recital, Debussy's "The Snow Is Dancing"
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1 Review

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Lindsay Rinaldi, Executive Director of The Nashua Community Music School Aug 23, 2018
Vocal Training ·

Allison is an enormously talented and multi-faceted musician who demonstrates a unique understanding of voice, piano, and overall musicianship. Allison is perfect for singers looking for a compassionate vocal coach that will improve style, grace, and musical and dramatic interpretation. With perfect pitch in her toolbelt, Allison is an excellent choice for anyone looking to practice singing with live piano accompaniment while receiving top quality musical feedback.

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