Clarissa Allred

Clarissa A.

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Clarissa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2014

Hey guys! I'm passionate about the arts and have 15 years of performing experience. I love to teach and I think you'll really enjoy taking lessons! As a spunky three-year-old, I would sing and dance to my dad's piano accompaniment at home. Starting at the age of 12, at a school choir concert, I began to perform solos at various athletic events, graduations, restaurants, and in competitions. I enjoy songwriting and recording covers of songs from a variety of music genres—including Pop, Christian, Adult Contemporary, R&B, Jazz, and Country.

Some of the neat opportunities I have had as a performer include: winning the top 10 in a national vocal competition in 2015, where I was featured as a soloist on LDS artist Jenny Phillips’ studio album; winning 2nd place at the American Idol Experience competition at Disney World in 2014; auditioning in Denver for the actual American Idol TV show in 2009; playing “Eve” in the musical Children of Eden, at BYU-Idaho in 2010; and teaching K-8th grade music for two years in Montana, including directing the Christmas musical, starting in 2014. I also recently had a callback film audition for the role of "Beth," in an upcoming adaptation of Little Women; instead however, I was able to portray a college student, as well as play the lead actress's double. In 2012, I was able to be an extra in a music video starring Alex Boyé and Carmen Rassmussen--and in 2017, I was a musical theatre judge for a high school regional competition in Utah. I currently sing at my community's Farmer's market on select weekends. I'm also a freelance portrait photographer & designer--and a wife and mother to two adorable children!

As a teacher, I will tailor my lessons around you, at your own pace, and will do my best to meet your individual needs as a student and performer. I am loving, creative, and meticulous--and great with children! We're going to have so much fun and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion for the arts with you!

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Experience

Dance Teacher
Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
Red Rock Dance Company

Taught girls ages 3-8 Jazz and Ballet; choreographed dances for recital.

Musical Theatre Camp Teacher
May 2016 - Oct 2016
Allred Academy of the Performing Arts (self-employed)

Instructed kids ages 3-13 in music, theatre, and dance. Directed dance recital.

Music Teacher
Sep 2014 - May 2016
Zurich Elementary School (K-8th)

Created own curriculum; taught choral singing, rhythm instruments, basic music theory; directed Christmas musicals.

Theatre Intern
Aug 2011 - Nov 2011
School of Dramatic Arts

Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel, CA

Co-taught variety of musical, theatrical, and kinesthetic exercises to elementary school-aged students

Education

Bachelor's Degree in University Studies with Emphases in Theatre, Music, and Art
Jan 2009 - Apr 2013
Brigham Young University-Idaho
High School Diploma
Aug 2002 - Jun 2008
Quincy Jr./Sr. High School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

“Most Likely to Receive an Acting Contract"
Mar 2010
Theatre professor, Hyrum Conrad - BYU-Idaho

Affiliations

National Association for Music Edcuation
Aug 2017

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Clarissa A.

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From my K-8th grade music students. So sweet! (2016)

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Photo by Clarissa A.

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"Eve" in Children of Eden at BYU-Idaho, 2010

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Creepy Raggedy Ann doll in Mary Poppins, 2016

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American Idol Experience at Disney World, 2014

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Recording at the studio after winning national vocal competition (2015)

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On the movie set of Little Women as the photo double for "Jo"! (played by Sarah Davenport). "Marmee" is played by Lea Thompson! (2017)

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On set with High School Musical and Switched at Birth star, Lucas Grabeel, who plays "Laurie," in a modern adaption of Little Women! (2017)
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Wendy Aug 7, 2017
Acting · Online

I loved how friendly and personable that Clarissa was. Her passion for the arts was evident as she taught. The techniques and tips she shared were very informative and helpful. She had me do various exercises and activities that made it an overall enjoyable experience. I highly recommend Clarissa as a teacher!

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