Ally Z

Ally Z.

Powell, OH
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Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been playing the clarinet for 15 years and teaching private lessons for one year. I have loved helping my students improve their tone quality, technique, and rhythm on the clarinet. My students have developed a passion for music and become more advanced on the clarinet by taking lessons with me. I use rhythm, technique, and tonal quality exercises, and a specialized program to teach simple to advanced rhythm. I'll share the "tricks of the trade" to help you master difficult music with ease.

About Ally Z.

Hi, there! My name is Ally and I can't wait to meet you! I've been playing the clarinet for 15 years and teaching private lessons for 3 years. I have loved helping my students improve their sound, technique, and rhythm on the clarinet. I am proud to be able to teach private lessons at an affordable price. During my undergraduate degree at Ohio University, I marched in the "Most Exciting Band in the Land", the Ohio University Marching 110, which was ranked the number one marching band in the United States in 2014. I've been privileged to take private lessons under the best doctorate level instructors throughout the years. My musical enthusiasm and encouraging personality will help students to also become excited about the clarinet, making them more likely to practice and continue with the clarinet long-term.

I've had many diverse experiences which qualify me to teach private essay writing lessons at an affordable price. I am a published poet, creative writer, and am currently in the editing stages of writing a book for publication entitled, "The Eight Pillars of Anger Management". I earned first place in the "There Ought to be a Law" Essay Contest and was recommended for Advanced Placement writing courses in high school and writing and poetry courses in college. During graduate school, I was selected as a Graduate Assistant, editing textbook chapters and authoring and co-authoring peer-reviewed journal articles for publication. I'd love to share my passion for writing and help you develop into an accomplished writer!

I'm an uplifting, hardworking, and caring person and my teaching style is encouraging, precise, and collaborative. My goal is to help you be "a cut above the rest". I look forward to helping you reach your goals!


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37 Reviews
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Ally's a talented writer and poet. Her writings clearly reflect a mature, introspective young woman in tune with the human condition.

Posted May 29, 2019
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Allie is a very talented writer. Her creativity draws you in as a reader. Very talented.

Posted May 17, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Ally is a deep, introspective writer. She touches upon the human condition in her writing, which can be related upon by anyone.

Posted May 17, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Allie seemed very nice and patient. My daughter enjoyed her personality and learned some new scales. We only took 5 lessons to keep her up during the summer but we had a time when a lesson was canceled one hour AFTER the lesson was supposed to start (We had waited around for over 30 minutes online). 30 minutes after the lesson was supposed to end, she said she was sick and needed to reschedule. Things happen and yes, I get sick, but I have never been too sick to text someone to cancel a lesson. I also wish things would have been sent to me before lessons so I could print them out for my daughter to practice. I was running back and forth between the printer on 2 of the 5 lessons. Maybe just online isn't for us and we need a live person but we tried it. Again, Allie seems very nice and all of her reviews are 5+ stars so maybe it just wasn't the avenue for us.

Posted Aug 21, 2018
Bryant W.
Profile-location-online Online

Allie tutored my son in clarinet as he worked to catch up with his more experienced high school music classmates. She was supportive, interactive, patient and boosted his confidence, while reinforcing the skills needed to perform well in class. We thank her for her efforts!!

Posted Jul 2, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

Allie is knowledgeable, encouraging and helpful.

Posted Jun 6, 2018
Ava B.
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Allie helped my daughter get excited about learning the clarinet.

Posted Jun 4, 2018
Tony B.
Profile-location-online Online

Allie shared one of her short stories with me and it was intense! I was glued from the first word to the last word. It was very good!

Posted Apr 25, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

Allie is a great writer who can suck you in with her visuals. She's written things that have given me chills.

Posted Apr 25, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

Very encouraging. Provides helpful tips to practice between lessons.

Posted Apr 25, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

Love how detailed she gets and really help you on what you’re struggling with.

Posted Apr 5, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

She is good teacher

Posted Mar 30, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

Allie was a great instructor and my daughter really enjoyed talking lessons with her. Allie was very thoughtful and encouraging and really worked hard to accommodate our schedule. Thanks!

Posted Mar 23, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

This was the first session and Allie was great! She took her time and explained things.

Posted Mar 11, 2018
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Allie is a very patient and kind teacher. As an adult student, I appreciate her practical advice and her easygoing style. I learned a lot of useful things that I will use in the future.

Posted Mar 7, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

Great teacher e

Posted Dec 23, 2017

Allie Zins is an extremely gifted writer. She is blessed with an extensive vocabulary and has great command of the English language. Her grammar skills are amazing as she skillfully crafts each sentence. Her poetry is highly descriptive and written with extreme emotional depth. At the present time, Allie and I are co-authoring a book on anger management. Allie is definitely on the road to success in the literary world as she continues to perfect her craft.

Posted Dec 8, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

She is a wonderful instructor and I have learned so much from her. I appreciate what she has done for me.

Posted Dec 7, 2017
Matthew Paylo, YSU

Ally was a fantastic graduate assistant! She was extremely helpful in editing/writing and could be a real asset for those seeking some additional assistance and support in writing/editing!

Posted Oct 27, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

Really enjoyed my first clarinet lesson with Allie. She listened to what I wanted to accomplish and tailored the class to that. Looking forward to my next lesson!

Posted Oct 26, 2017
James M.
Profile-location-online Online

Ally is an amazing teacher! These lessons have been very beneficial for me. Since my first lesson, my writing skills have improved rapidly. I couldn't ask for better!

Posted Oct 25, 2017
Tracey V.
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Posted Oct 25, 2017
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It was a good experience to have lesson with Ally on line. She is a good teacher with experience and patience. My son had 10 lessons with her, started from zero knowledge to a good simple song . He played piano for 5 more years, maybe this helps him to understand the notes easier. We definitely will go back to Ally for more lessons when we need her help.

Posted Sep 12, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

Ally is a great teacher, she is very positive and encouraging.

Posted Sep 6, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

Ally is a gifted and creative clarinet performer who is passionate about teaching while having fun in the process! She brings 15 years experience to her students. Ally’s caring and patient nature are a great fit for all levels. I highly recommend Ally for your private lessons!

Posted Aug 15, 2017

Ally is an incredible teacher with a big heart for teaching. She's a beautiful musician and instructor! I would go to no one else. She is very kind and informative in her lessons.

Posted Jul 29, 2017

Ally is a very accomplished musician, with an excellent personality and matching drive to teach.

Ally marched in the Ohio University Marching 110, who only accepts the best musicians and requires a high level of physical fitness to hold their place at the top of all college marching bands. This experience gives her an exclusive perspectice that she passes on to her students.

Posted Jul 24, 2017
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Ally is a great clarinet player & teacher. I've known her & enjoyed her clarinet music for years. She is a joy to work with & with her as an instructor you'll be playing like a professional before you know it . She's the instructor I would have for my kids.

Posted Jul 24, 2017
Eric L.
Profile-location-online Online

Very nice lesson, my son seems enjoyed it a lot, looking forward to future lessons.

Posted Jul 24, 2017
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Ally is a true and accomplished professional. She takes a lot of pride in her work. She has a positive and caring attitude. I sang at a party accompanied by Ally on clarinet. She demonstrated extreme poise being able to ad lib without missing a beat.

Posted Jul 23, 2017
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Ally posesses the experience and talent to help anyone get started! It was a real joy having a clarinetist accompany our 3 piece (drum, guitar, bass) for praise and worship music.

Posted Jul 21, 2017
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Ally is a great teacher. She has lots of talent herself, as well as a great personality. She is patient and sensitive and a good motivator. She can help the student feel good about himself while being challenged to improve his skills. She is very enthusiastic about music in general, and her love of music shines out. She has played her clarinet for us in church with our praise band, as well as with our Christmas program. It was during the Christmas program practices that I was able to see how well she relates to others with less talent. I'm sure she would be an excellent clarinet teacher.

Posted Jul 18, 2017

Ally is a wonderful clarinet player and instructor. She has the ability to tailor the lesson to an individual's needs. And is very kind and positive in her lesson delivery. She has shown her wonderful ability to play alongside me in our church group, even though it required her to transpose the music into a new key. She was certainly able to make quick work of it! Ally is a great person and player. I would certainly not hesitate to recommend her as an instructor. HAPPY PLAYING!

Posted Jun 16, 2017

Ali is a very charming and warm person! And patient...which is very beneficial as an instructor! As a church music director, I observed Ali as a performer and was always impressed with her professionalism! She will make a great teacher!

Posted Jun 9, 2017
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Ally is a class act. Ally's outgoing personality and ability to encourage and uplift others is amazing! Ally has played with our church praise band. She demonstrated strong musicality, talent, and passion for playing clarinet. Would definitely recommend Ally for lessons

Posted Jun 8, 2017
James M.
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Posted Sep 6, 2017
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Posted Aug 6, 2017

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Adjunct Professor
Aug 2019 - Present

Columbus State Community College

*Prepare lectures on behaviorism, psychodynamic therapy, humanism, neurobiology, attachment theory, human development, cognitive psychology, parenting, emotion regulation, psychological disorders, etc., gaining advanced understanding of course material beyond textbook *Build rapport with students and adjust teaching style toward engagement *Mentor students with issues impeding performance (i.e., ADHD, depression, poor study skills, etc.) and manage behavioral and academic issues to support students and carry out instructional duties

Grammar Private Lessons Instructor
Aug 2017 - Present

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Clarinet Private Lessons Instructor
Jun 2017 - Present

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Clarinet Private Lessons Instructor
Jun 2016 - Dec 2016


Graduate Assistant
Aug 2013 - Aug 2015

Youngstown State University

I co-authored and edited a textbook and other manuscripts for publication for Matthew Paylo, Ph.D. and Victoria Kress, Ph.D. at Youngstown State University.

Clarinet Private Lessons Instructor
Sep 2008 - Jun 2009



Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Aug 2013 - Aug 2015

Youngstown State University

Aug 2009 - Dec 2012

Ohio University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Jul 2016

The Professional Counselor Journal

Emerging Leader Award
Oct 2015

Eastern Ohio Counseling Association

Jun 2015

Counseling Today

Publication (First Author)
Jun 2014


Pit Orchestra Selection
Apr 2009

Mr. Robert Gibson/Band Director

Honor Band Selection
Apr 2009

Ohio Music Education Association

The Celebration of Excellence Award
Oct 2008

Mr. Robert Gibson

Clarinet Section Leader
Aug 2008

Mr. Robert Gibson, Band Director

Superior Rating-Solo & Ensemble Contest
Feb 2008

Ohio Music Education Association

There Ought to be a Law Essay Contest Winner
Feb 2007

The Ohio State Bar Association

Poetry Contest Winner
Apr 2000

A Celebration Of Young Poets

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