Allie is currently earning her Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition at Southern Methodist University. She loves being a music student almost as much as she loves teaching and sharing her passion for piano, music theory, and composing. She has traveled throughout America and Europe sharing her music, even spending a semester at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and attending the International Music Festival of the Adriatic in Italy where she won the Duino Prize in composition. She always looks forward to coming back home to help teach the next generation.
Allie expects her students to work hard and practice diligently, but believes that the learning process should be a fun and positive experience for everyone involved. She is committed to helping students learn any kind of music they are interested in – classical, film music, video game music, pop, etc. – while still establishing a basis of good technique.
Allie teaches all ages and all levels, from beginner to professional. Lessons with her are engaging and fun, and her hope for her students is that they develop to be great musicians, not just great pianists.