Allison Boriack

Allison B.

Fresno, CA

About Allison B.

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Allison teaches: Ages 1 to 90
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2010
Last sign in: 4 days ago

Overview

Allison graduated from Biola University with a Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance and minor in Biblical Studies. She has played numerous roles including Susanna from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, "Anne Page" from Merry Wives of Windsor, "Belle," from Beauty and the Beast, and was a featured soloist in several concerts at Biola University. She has received awards from Intimate Opera Company, Los Angeles Chapter of NATS Collegiate Auditions, and also participated in the California Opera Association in Summer of 2010 as a featured Young Artist.

Allison has studied voice and acting under Randy Stump, Dean Rhodus, Dr. Jeanne Robison, Dr. Susan Ali, and Edna Garabedian.

She was the lead singer and song-writer for her band "SirenSinging." They released their first CD in March 2011 and have been performing locally and all over California. Recently, SirenSinging has played at the famous Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles.

She is a member of the National Association of Singing Teachers and the Music Teacher's National Association.

She's been performing for over 15 years and been teaching for over 3 years. She's worked with children as young as 4 years old to people well into their 60s.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every lesson is about you.
The first lesson you tell me about yourself and what you would like to learn. I will hear you and tell you some feedback. We go at your pace, but you will only progress as much as you put time into learning.

A typical voice lesson will include warm-ups, explanation of vocal physiology, any corrections, and perfecting any songs we've been working on. Later, we will work on diction and interpretation. We develop goals together.

A piano lesson is a little different. The first lesson I do an evaluation of how much you as a pianist already know. After we determine your level, lessons will include games, art, music history, and of course lots of piano playing!

For younger children 5 and under, I offer a "musical readiness" class. This class includes rhythm, movement, singing, piano, instruments, and aural skills. I use a curriculum designed for children 6 months to 5 years called Music Together. I'm a trained MYC Piano teacher and can teacher piano to ages 3 and up.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lesson: upright piano, keyboards, seating for parents

4 other rooms: Separate room for parents with younger children. Toys and open space to relax while waiting for the student to finish lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I am familiar with the Harmony Road Curriculum, Alfred's Basic, MYC, and Music Together and several other various techniques, lessons, and theory books. I also designed my own voice class curriculum. If you want to learn a different instrument such as guitar, bass, ukulele, or something else, please let me know!

My specialty is in operatic singing, but I've studied musical theater and pop voice as well. I've also had a lot of ensemble experience, including musicals, operas, and choirs.

I'm excellent at helping people prepare for auditions. I will also tell you whether or not its a good idea to audition for something. If you are not ready, I don't think it is ethical of me to waste your time.

Photos and Videos

An original song performed by Allison.

Experience

Owner of C'est La Vie

Jan 2014 - Present
C'est La Vie Arts

I manage payments, process invoices, teach voice, piano, acting, and more!

Education

Child Development

Aug 2015 - Present
Fresno City College

Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance

Sep 2006 - Dec 2010
Biola University

Biblical Studies

Aug 2006 - Dec 2010
Biola University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Somatic Voicework Method Levels 1-3

Aug 2015
Shenandoah University

Specializing in pop, rock, R&B, and jazz vocals

Music Together Center Director

Feb 2014
Music Together, LLC

I'm registered to teach a special music curriculum for children 6 months to 4 years. It's a mommy and me class where we sing, dance, and play with instruments.

Awards

Featured Young Artist

Aug 2010
California Opera Association

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association

Jul 2014
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

National Association of Teachers of Singing

Jul 2014
NATS

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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