About: Allison McNeal
Why do you teach? I enjoy sharing my love of music with my students, and watching them become more adept at the violin. Music gives my students a whole new language in which to communicate and I feel that part of my job is to give them the tools to unlock their unique voice as heard through the violin. I strive to create a positive, encouraging environment in which my students can grow. I believe that everyone can play the violin and it’s my role to find the perfect key to unlock this role within them.
Teaching Biography: Allison McNeal holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from the Hartt School of Music. In addition, Allison completed the two year Suzuki Certification Course in Violin at School for Strings. Allison has extensive experience teaching students of all ages and levels, from 3.5 to adult. She is a Teaching Artist at Midori and Friends and NEST+M, in addition to having a private studio. Allison began teaching at Turtle Bay in 2012.
Performance Bio: Allison McNeal holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from Boston Conservatory and a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from the Hartt School of Music. Allison is an active freelancer in New York City, and has played with several groups including Manhattan Symphonie, Litha Symphony, Boston Opera Collaborative, and the Harlem Symphony Orchestra. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Douglas Cox Violin Scholarship, the Hartt Performing Arts Scholarship and the Boston Conservatory Scholarship. Allison joined the TBMS faculty in 2012.