Teaching Philosophy: My teaching philosophy is to help students discover and love music in their own way. I prioritize flexibility in the pace, teaching style, and tone of every lesson I give. I insist on a healthy and nurturing learning environment, rooted in positive feedback and joy for the art form. This learning environment allows the student to be more focused and openly invested in the process of discovering their own voice and a love of music. In addition to focusing on instrument fundamentals, I also spend lesson time on music theory, ear training, and rhythm studies to ensure a well-rounded musician.
Musician and Teaching Artist Allison Elmgren brings over 10 years of teaching and performance experience to her work with students. She began studying piano at the age of 8 and the flute at the age of 11. As an orchestral musician, she was Second Flute with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and was a substitute flutist with the Louisville Orchestra and Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra. She has attended Chautauqua Music Festival and the Aria International Music Academy. She also has done well in numerous competitions, notably winning the Atlanta Flute Club Young Artist Competition and placing in the Society of Arts and Letters Midwest Regional Young Artist Competition.
Allison started teaching in 2013 and has significant experience in both private instruction as well as group sectional work. She was a highly regarded clinician for high school band programs for three years in Atlanta, Georgia working with over 50 students a week. She specializes in teaching all levels of the flute as well as beginning pianists. She earned a Masters of Music in Classical Flute at the Manhattan School of Music studying with Linda Chesis. She also holds a Bachelor of Music in Flute from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under Dr. Jonathan Keeble. She currently resides in Boston, MA where she lives with her husband, son, and golden retriever. In her free time she enjoys reading, baking, hiking, and playing video games with her family.
She started teaching in 2013 and with Note-worthy Experiences in January 2022 and teaches in-person and online lessons.