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Allison T.
Oaklyn, New Jersey
Learn Songwriting from an Award Winning Songwriter and Composer
An EMMY-nominated composer and nationally touring artist, my songs have been featured on film and television, including shows on PBS, NBC, Lifetime, Bravo and more. Whether you're new to songwriting or looking to sharpen your skills, I can help you take your composition and lyric writing to the next level.
About Allison T.

Are you burning to write songs, but don't know where to begin? Are you a songwriter who feels stuck or needs help taking your song from a good first draft to a piece that's polished and ready to be recorded? I love helping people to hone their musical inspirations and make their music the best it can be. I look forward to working with you! Collingswood Home Studio -- Equipment: Grand Piano Guitar, ukulele Microphone and amp Recording device Specialties: Piano, Guitar, Songwriting, Classical, Musical Theater, Pop, Rock, Music Theory, Composition & Songwriting, Songwriting, Guitar Accompaniment, Piano Accompaniment, Performance, Business of Music. Bio: Allison has had considerable success as both a touring singer songwriter and composer for film, TV, and theater. She has shared the stage with Petra Haden, Rachael Sage, Fred Armisen, Lelia Broussard and many others. Songs from her most recent record, Sweet and Vicious, have been heard on Lifetime's Dance Moms, NBC's Late Night with Carson Daly, as well as shows on PBS, Bravo, Oxygen and TLC. As a composer, she was nominated for an EMMY and received a Telly Award for the music she composed for the documentary 5000 Miles from Home. Most recently, she composed music for the indie romantic comedy Get Happy, which premiered at the 2015 Manhattan FilmFestival. After many years in New York City, she now resides in Collingswood, New Jersey with her family.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2005

Education

MFA Music Composition with concentrations ln songwriting and film scoring

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Teaches ages 8+

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Speaks English, Spanish

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Allison T.
Oaklyn, New Jersey
Learn Songwriting from an Award Winning Songwriter and Composer
An EMMY-nominated composer and nationally touring artist, my songs have been featured on film and television, including shows on PBS, NBC, Lifetime, Bravo and more. Whether you're new to songwriting or looking to sharpen your skills, I can help you take your composition and lyric writing to the next level.
About Allison T.

Are you burning to write songs, but don't know where to begin? Are you a songwriter who feels stuck or needs help taking your song from a good first draft to a piece that's polished and ready to be recorded? I love helping people to hone their musical inspirations and make their music the best it can be. I look forward to working with you! Collingswood Home Studio -- Equipment: Grand Piano Guitar, ukulele Microphone and amp Recording device Specialties: Piano, Guitar, Songwriting, Classical, Musical Theater, Pop, Rock, Music Theory, Composition & Songwriting, Songwriting, Guitar Accompaniment, Piano Accompaniment, Performance, Business of Music. Bio: Allison has had considerable success as both a touring singer songwriter and composer for film, TV, and theater. She has shared the stage with Petra Haden, Rachael Sage, Fred Armisen, Lelia Broussard and many others. Songs from her most recent record, Sweet and Vicious, have been heard on Lifetime's Dance Moms, NBC's Late Night with Carson Daly, as well as shows on PBS, Bravo, Oxygen and TLC. As a composer, she was nominated for an EMMY and received a Telly Award for the music she composed for the documentary 5000 Miles from Home. Most recently, she composed music for the indie romantic comedy Get Happy, which premiered at the 2015 Manhattan FilmFestival. After many years in New York City, she now resides in Collingswood, New Jersey with her family.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2005

Education

MFA Music Composition with concentrations ln songwriting and film scoring

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 8+

Speaks

Speaks English, Spanish

Speaks

Has background check

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$135
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Teacher's Studio

Allison is such a great teacher. Very knowledgeable, articulate and patient/caring when it comes to her lessons and teachers. I would recommend her for anyone seriously trying to learn Piano/Music Theory!

Posted Jan 28, 2020
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Wonderful first lesson! Allison was patient and kind and by the end of the first hour, my daughter was playing a song I could recognize.

Posted Aug 30, 2019
Teacher's Studio

Patient, competent and personable. Looking forward to my lessons.

Posted Apr 11, 2019
Teaching Artist
Feb 2020 - Present
Carnegie Hall/World Cafe Live
Teaching artist with Carnegie Hall's Lullaby Project in Philadelphia. The program pairs artists with new parents and caregivers, helping them to write lullabies for their children and teaching them ways to use music to enhance mother/child bonding.
Performer
May 2015 - Present
Allie-oops Children's Music and Music Parties
I specialize in Mommy/Daddy-and-me style music parties for babies and toddlers. While singing and playing guitar, I lead children and their grown-ups through a variety of fun music and movement activities. A variety of percussion instruments and props are provided for young partiers to play with and explore.
Private Music Teacher
Aug 2005 - Present
Piano Lessons in South Jersey (formerly Music Studio of Allison T.)
Private instructor of piano, guitar, ukulele, theory and songwriting, teaching students ages 4 and up. From 2005 - June 2015, my studio was based in New York City. As of September 2015, I am located in Collingswood, NJ, where I teach from my home studio.
Performer, Composer and Producer
Jan 2002 - Present
Allison's Invention
Under the moniker Allison's Invention, I write, arrange and produce original singer-songwriter material, as well as commercial music for film and television. My most recent recording is the EP Sweet and Vicious, available on iTunes, Spotify, etc.
Music Instructor and Program Director
Feb 2007 - Jun 2014
Music For Queens
Music for Queens offered Music for Aardvarks classes to babies and toddlers ages 4 months through 4 years. As Program Director, I ran classes throughout Queens, serving roughly 120 families per semester. I was also the primary class instructor, accompanying class on voice and guitar and leading children and their adult care-givers through a variety of music activities designed to develop gross and fine motor skills, encourage socialization, and nurture their innate musicality.
Teaching Artist
Sep 2005 - Jun 2008
Richard Rogers School of the Arts and Technology (P.S. 166) in Manhattan
I taught private piano and guitar lessons for the After-School program. Additionally, I taught several "rock band" classes in which I instructed students on keyboards, guitar, bass or drums and helped them to write, arrange, and perform songs together.
MFA Music Composition with concentrations ln songwriting and film scoring
Jul 2019 - Feb 2022
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Theatre, BA
Sep 1995 - Jun 1997
The New School, New York, NY
Theatre
Sep 1994 - Jun 1995
London Dramatic Academy, London, ENG
Theatre
Sep 1992 - Jun 1995
Pomona College, Claremont, CA
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
EMMY Nomination
Nov 2010
Television Academy
Bronze Telly
May 2010
The Telly Awards
Alliance for Women Film Composer
Jun 2018
Through advocacy, support and education, the Alliance for Women Film Composers aims to increase the visibility of women composers active in media scoring. The AFWC advocates for the inclusion of women composers within industry events; supports filmmakers, game developers and studios in their inclusion of women composers; and educates, mentors and inspires emerging women composers.
National Academy for the Recording Arts and Sciences, The
Jun 2011
The Recording Academy, known variously as The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences or NARAS, is a U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers and other recording professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers. The Recording Academy is headquartered in Santa Monica.
Women In Music
Jan 2010
Women In Music is a non-profit organization with a mission to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition. Our seminars, panels, showcases, achievement awards, and youth initiatives celebrate the female contribution to the music world, and strengthen community ties.
Dramatists Guild, The
Sep 2007
The Dramatists Guild of America was established over eighty years ago, and is the only professional association which advances the interests of playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists writing for the living stage. The Guild has over 6,000 members nationwide, from beginning writers to the most prominent authors represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theaters.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2001
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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Instructor details
Songwriting
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$57
45 minutes
$80
60 minutes
$100
90 minutes
$135
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30