Allison Pohl

Allison P.

Tacoma, WA
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Levels taught:

    Allison teaches

    5 & Up

    Teaching since

    September 2005

    Last background check
    Allison passed a background check on 02/24/2015 that included the following:
    • National Criminal Record Check
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    2/24/2015

    Average response time

    3.0 hours

    About Allison

    Overview

    Hi! My name is Allison and I'm an opera singer. I fell madly in love with music and singing as a young child and was bitten by the opera bug at age 15. Ever since seeing that first opera, I've never looked back. I did lead roles in my high school musicals, then got my Bachelor of Music and my Master of Music degrees in Classical Voice and Opera Performance both from competitive conservatories. Ever since graduation, I've been lucky enough to make my work as a professional singer. I've traveled all over the country and even internationally bringing this amazing art form to audiences. Now I feel like my dream has come true because I get to do what I love: sing! Pavarotti said, "I think a life in music is a life beautifully spent and this is what I have devoted my life to." I feel so lucky to have a life in music and now I want to share everything I've learned with you.

    Students of mine regularly are chosen for lead roles in school and extracurricular musicals and operas and score very high in school music evaluations.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    During a voice lesson with me, we'll warm up and do vocal exercises for the first half, then we'll learn new music together or work on music you've already learned. I love teaching all styles of classical music and working in many different languages including French, German, Italian, English, and more. I teach lyric diction of all of these languages and the styles of each composer. Above all, lessons with me are relaxed and really fun!

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    Music room w/ electronic piano and seating for parents

    *** Specialties ***
    I specialize in Classical Vocal Technique. I feel very comfortable assigning repertoire of any difficulty and I am especially confident in my lyric diction knowledge of Italian, French, German, and English. I can teach audition preparation and audition technique, as well as acting and stage technique for singers.

    Photos and Videos

    Juliette's Waltz from Romeo and Juliet

    Education

    Master of Music, Voice & Opera Performance

    Aug 2005 - Jun 2007
    Boston University

    Bachelor of Music, Voice & Opera Performance

    Aug 2001 - Jun 2005
    SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music

    Languages Spoken

    French, Italian, German, Latin Lyric Diction

    Professional Proficiency
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    4 Reviews on Allison P.

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    Marie P. May 2, 2015
    Singing · In studio
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    Allison was able to identify my natural vocal range in the first lesson. Never thought that I would be comfortable singing in the soprano range, but she has given me week by week goals to build vocal technique and help me see my progress. She has an outgoing and enthusiastic personality! Lessons are a pleasure.
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    AllanM1 Jun 26, 2012
    Look no further

    Allison is not only an exceptionally talented vocalist, but a warm and easy going person. Her extensive experience and artistic abilities speak for themself. She is the total package. If you're looking for a challenging yet highly rewarding lesson, look no further.
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    DavidY Mar 28, 2012
    Enthusiastic, talented and knowledgable voice teacher

    Allison is a warm, caring, fun, talented and knowledgable voice teacher. She provides lots of fun exercises that challenge as well. She is a professional singer and is very passionate about her craft and her passion is infectious!
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    DennisL Mar 20, 2012
    Thorough,Honest,Energetic,Focused, Fun.

    I'm a recording artist who sings most genres of music (reggae, soft rock, pop, r&b). I also do a lot club gigs (every weekend & sometimes mid-week) where I have to sing 3 one hour sets most of the time. So I developed a lot of bad habits. Allison is a blessing, not only is she correcting the habits, she's also helping my voice to survive for the rest of my life. I can truly say that I'm feeling improvement in my vocals after a few classes (& practicing at home).I'd highly recommend her as a vocal instructor, coach & teacher for all levels. I always leave the class energized.