Allison Chilton is originally from Connecticut. She earned her B.M. from SUNY Purchase and her M.M. from Boston University, both in violin performance. Allison is passionate about teaching and has been teaching privately for over twelve years. She has previously been on faculty at the Westport Music Center, St. George’s School, The Rhode Island Philharmonic School and the San Diego Youth Symphony. Allison is also a member of MTAC (Music Taecher's Associate of California) and is an avid performer and has performed with the Ridgefield, Waterbury and Greater Bridgeport Symphonies in addition to Orchestra New England and the Rhode Island Philharmonic. Currently she freelances throughout San Diego and can be seen playing with Classics 4 Kids and the California Chamber Orchestra.
I believe that being an excellent music teacher is about more than being extremely proficient on your instrument. While this is one important aspect, it is equally important to approach each student according to their individual needs. I tailor my methods and materials for every lesson so each student can make the most progress possible. I also firmly believe music lessons should be fun and promote students to feel good about their accomplishments. Encouragement and a positive learning environment are the key components I utilize to make this happen.
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