Hello! I’m Allison.

I’m a musician and teacher from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

I've been teaching private piano and horn lessons since 2008, and have directed handbell ensembles in the Milwaukee area since 2012.

In 2019 I started Wisconsin Music Ventures - initially an extension of my private studio, which has turned into a series of small-scale concerts open to the public. Scroll down for more information.

Continue on to find out how I got started as a private music teacher, view my bio and other information.

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Join My Studio

Encouraging young people to study music is an extreme passion of mine. I have been teaching privately for over a decade now, and cannot imagine a life without doing so.

I strive to instill a sense of independent musicianship, self-discipline and a life-long appreciation for the arts in each person I work with.

Continue on to find out what student ages I typically work with, parent testimonials and more regarding my piano and horn background.

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Wisconsin Music Ventures

Wisconsin Music Ventures

Performance + Education + Wanderlust

Motivating musicians and audiences to experience inspiring performance environments by partnering with unlikely local destinations.

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Bells

I have been a handbell director in the Milwaukee area since 2012, working with both youth and adult ensembles. Handbells are a fascinating set of percussion instruments: essentially rhythm, coordination and teamwork. They are fun to play and to watch being played. It is a goal of mine to see them become more mainstream, and to encourage more of the general public to seek out handbell performances.  

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Recent Blog Posts

Music Biz Book Group Announcement

Guess what.. I have started a music business book group via my Studio AMS Facebook page! I’ve tried this sort of concept before, and run book groups as in-person meetups. This time, it will all be done online. The group will be organized through Facebook, ultimately meeting on Zoom.

A Little Rebranding

For a long time – really, all my adult life, I’ve lived by the axiom “work hard, play hard.” COVID-19 has affected every single one of us in substantial ways, whether we’ve contracted the virus or not. I’ve personally chosen to use this time at home for making some big routine and lifestyle changes; a bit of a rebranding, if you will. While it’s not as catchy, something along the lines of “work efficiently, live effectively.”

An Open Letter to the Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020: 

Whether you’re a high school senior, college senior, or even an 8th grader right now – this goes out to you. 

I’ve seen everyone posting their senior class photos on Facebook recently – and even participated. This was, apparently, in support of you. Do you feel supported? Do you feel better? 😉