Allie Zins

Allie Z.

Powell, OH
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Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
I've had many diverse experiences which qualify me to teach private grammar 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. I edit papers for family and friends and took 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 book chapters and authoring and co-authoring 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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Allie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2009

Hi, there! My name is Allie and I can't wait to meet you! I've been playing the clarinet for 15 years and teaching private lessons for a year and a half (combined experience). 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'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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Grammar Private Lessons Instructor
Aug 2017 - Present
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Clarinet Private Lessons Instructor
Jul 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


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Jul 2016
The Professional Counselor Journal
Jun 2015
Counseling Today
Publication (First Author)
Jun 2014
Honor Band Selection
Apr 2009
Ohio Music Education Association
Pit Orchestra Selection
Apr 2009
Mr. Robert Gibson/Band Director
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

Photos & Videos

The is one of the viral videos from the marching band I played for in college.
Marching pregame- for the top players and marchers in the band (college)- I am the third from the right.

The is the college marching band I auditioned into and played for during college- the Ohio University Marching 110.
The Worthington Civic Band for whom I currently play.
Photo by Allie Z.

Homecoming at Ohio University


30 Reviews

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Tony B. Apr 25, 2018
Grammar · 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!

Don Apr 25, 2018
Grammar · Online

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

J Apr 25, 2018
Clarinet · Online

Very encouraging. Provides helpful tips to practice between lessons.

Stacy Apr 5, 2018
Essay Writing · Online

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

Hyun Mar 30, 2018
Writing · Online

She is good teacher

Zach Mar 23, 2018
Clarinet · 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!

Latoya Mar 11, 2018
Grammar · Online

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

Geri Mar 7, 2018
Clarinet · Online

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.

Adam Dec 23, 2017
Clarinet · Online

Great teacher e

Bob Dec 8, 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.

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Matthew Dec 7, 2017
Clarinet · Online

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

Matthew Paylo, YSU Oct 27, 2017
Writing ·

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!

Claire Oct 26, 2017
Clarinet · 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!

James M. Oct 25, 2017
Grammar · 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!

Tracey V. Oct 25, 2017
Clarinet · Online


Tong Sep 12, 2017
Clarinet · Online

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.

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Mary Sep 6, 2017
Essay Writing · Online

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

James M. Sep 6, 2017
Grammar · Online

Jill Aug 15, 2017
Clarinet · 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!

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Tong M. Aug 6, 2017
Clarinet · Online

Lanie Jul 29, 2017
Clarinet ·

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.

Tony Jul 24, 2017
Clarinet ·

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.

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Lynn Jul 24, 2017
Clarinet · In studio

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.

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Eric L. Jul 24, 2017
Clarinet · Online

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

Bob Jul 23, 2017
Clarinet · In 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.

Jeff Jul 21, 2017
Clarinet · In studio

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.

Krista Jul 18, 2017
Clarinet · In studio

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.

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Kurt Jun 16, 2017
Clarinet ·

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!

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Joe Jun 9, 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!

Robert Jun 8, 2017
Clarinet · In studio

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

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