- Teaches students:
- and Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- July 2014
Allison has recently moved to the San Mateo, CA area from Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Saint Joseph's College in 2010 obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance and a minor in Business Administration. During her studies her flute teachers have included Carol Goul, Sally Berger, and Harriet Coppoc. She is committed to her own education and currently studies with Pamela Ravenelle.
In 2010, she was awarded the Shuyler P. Robinson award for her performance at Saint Joseph's College Chapel. Other performances at St. Joe's include performing in the pit orchestra for Cask of Amontillado, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Into the Woods, Pirates of Penzance, and Andrew Lloyd Weber's Requiem with the SJC chorus. She was also a member of SJC's Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Flute Choir, and Drum Line.
Allison also has experience in various singing ensembles including SJC Concert Choir, SJC Chamber Singers, and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. While singing with the Indianpolis Symphonic Choir, received the honor to perform Carmina Burana with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Krzysztof Urbanski.
While in Indianpolis, Allison worked at Paige's Music as the manager of a specialty flute shop, Indy Flute Shop. On a day to day basis, Allison became familiar with flutes, piccolos, and harmony manufactured and hand-made by Altus, Amadeus, Avanti, Azumi, Brio!, David Straubinger, Gemeinhardt, Haynes, Miyazawa, Resona by Burkart, Yamaha, and more. She became involved with the Greater Indianapolis Flute Club serving as Membership Chair from 2011-2013 and GIFC Advertising Committee member for the 2013 Flute Fest.
Currently she plays flute with the Magic Flutes Flute Orchestra, a 30-member flute choir based in San Mateo, CA under the direction of Pamela Ravenelle.
Allison has experience teaching beginning and intermediate flutists individually and in full sections. She can begin a student with no experience and help improve those with experience.
Builds and maintains relationships with customers, schools, and vendors to increase sales and rentals.
Travels to area schools helping flute sections and giving presentations to educate flutists about the instrument.
Organizes and programs masterclasses and clinics with professional flutists.
Allison was patient and kind with Audrey. Audrey enjoyed the lesson. She actually wanted to practice after Allison left.