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I am a University of Miami School of Music graduate with extensive experience in music education, theory, songwriting and arranging.
As a winner of the Florida State Concerto Competition at 17, and having performed with some of South Florida's best singers and musicians, I offer a wealth of knowledge about how to connect music theory with music practice.
*** Lesson Details ***
I specialize in creating individual lesson plans - no 'cookie cutter' methods, and no lectures about practicing!
My teaching style is free-flowing and relaxed. I'm very willing to adapt to any and all situations in order to make music education work for YOU.
We offer group lessons that help young students learn socially and with fun activities. Our music reading curriculum teaches "easy success", in a one - note - at - a - time fashion.
*** Equipment ***
I have a small keyboard lab of 4 - 5 pianos for group lessons and games.
It is preferred that private students have a piano or full size keyboard.
We also provide games, piano accompaniment tracks, and other accessories to make lessons more interactive and fun.
*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Gospel, Pop, Blues, Group Piano
Private and Group Music Lessons
Taught K - 5 music classes, specializing in keyboard group lessons, music technology, improvisation and ensemble performance.
· Piano · In home My children ages 6 and 8 had their first lessons with Allen this evening, and they both loved him, and loved the new things they have learned. They are both excited about practicing, and looking forward to their next lesson. I am also now motivated to make time to play, as life as a working parent has kept me from being able to practice. Allen is so incredibly talented and my kids responded really well with his teaching methods. They are genuinely excited and interested in learning more, and I am so thankful!
· Piano · In home If you are looking for an exceptional Piano teacher, look no further then Allen. From the moment I enrolled he has been nothing but professional. He came to our home and spent his undivided attention on my daughter. She was thrilled with her first lesson and is looking forward to working with Allen. I am beyond pleased with Allen and would recommend him to anyone and any age.
· Piano · In home Great person, can't wait to have the next lesson
· Piano · In home Awesome.
· Piano · In home Allen was patient and very knowledgable.
· Piano · In home My daughter has had several piano teachers over the years. And none have shown the dedication as Allen does. His method works. We see gradual improvements. I am a musician as well and can appreciate that she is learning technique as well as how to read complet musical notation.
I would recommend Allen as he is patient, trustworthy and very talented.
· Music Theory · In home Great first day back to the basics and then off to tread the deep waters of theory. Allen was able to to explain the theory in a simple to understand format followed up with application.
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It's been a real pleasure!!!!!!!! Can't wait to get back!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!