Teaching

Allison has taught private voice and theory for over ten years and takes a great deal of joy in imparting her musical knowledge to students from various musical backgrounds of all age groups. While she is most active in the classical music community, she is also experienced teaching students from other singing traditions, including jazz, musical theatre, popular music, and singer-songwriters. Since music has always been a source of great joy in her life, she aims to provide a fun, open, and encouraging environment in which her students can freely explore, experiment, and discover. Skills she may seek to improve include pitch recognition and accuracy, breath control, vocal range, vocal timbre and production, musical style, posture and alignment, and diction. Allison’s strong background in languages enables her to teach her students to sing in English, German, Italian, Spanish, Latin, and French. Allison is also able to prepare her students for Royal Conservatory examinations, auditions, and performances, and is a registered member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA). She recently taught a public masterclass to Bachelors and Masters students for the music department at the University of Mississippi. Allison completed a Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance at the University of Victoria and a Masters of Music in Opera at the University of Toronto. Her various teachers and mentors have included Mary Morrison, Timothy Noble, Wendy Nielsen, Selena James, Alexandra Browning, Diana Woolrich, and Norma Bertsch.

For lesson inquiries or more information, please contact Allison directly. She would be delighted to hear from you.

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