Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
Online via Webcam
Violinist Isaac Allen attended Manhattan School of Music and received his Undergraduate Diploma from The Longy School of Music, Masters of Music in Chamber Music Performance from Kent State University and the Artist Diploma from San Diego State. He has studied violin with Ivan Chan, Laura Bossert, Terry King, Patinka Kopek and chamber music with Robert Mann, Earl Carlyss, Silvia Rosenberg and members of the Juilliard, Orion, Vermeer, Emerson, Alexander, Miami and Alban Berg String Quartets. He has performed in Canada, the U.S., China and Taiwan. With a strong dedication to teaching, Mr. Allen has given master classes throughout the United States and served as a violin teacher at various schools and universities, including San Francisco State and Brookline Music School. Festival appearances have included, La Jolla SummerFest, Music at Menlo, Aspen, and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. As a chamber musician, he has performed with Paul Neubauer, Toby Appel, Steven Ansel, Ronald Thomas, Paul Katz and the Alexander String Quartet.
My Musical Education Background
I have over 20 years of teaching students at the beginning, intermediate and advanced level. I currently teach violin and chamber music at San Diego State University as well as Villa Musica community music school. I have served as the president for San Diego American String Teachers Association chapter with whom I oversaw an annual youth music competition as well as organized teachers workshops in the greater San Diego Area. As one of the directors of the Hausmann Chamber Music Program I am responsible for leading a year round youth chamber music program and have coached at similar programs throughout the country. My students have included, beginners starting from age 7 up to adult amateur musicians wishing to learn violin as a side project. Aside from my teaching positions and home studio, I currently coach violin classes through San Diego Unified and participate in educational outreach programs throughout the country.
Genres and Subjects Taught
I teach a mixture of technique and repertoire from Suzuki to the Galamian scale system. I primarily teach classical, but have experience teaching different styles such as jazz, rock, and fiddle.
$70 an hour. $35 per half hour. Lessons to be payed in semesters of 13 lessons. Payment plans available and detailed make-up policy.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Age 7 - 99 Beginner, intermediate, advanced
My Certifications and Awards
Undergraduate diploma, Longy School of Music MM in performance, Kent State University Artist Diploma, San Diego State University Morrison international award, John Ireland Prize Rutenburg International Chamber Music Competition
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