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McNeal Violin and Piano Studio
McNeal Violin and Piano Studio

McNeal Violin and Piano Studio

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Introduction: With over 30 years of playing experience, and 13 years of teaching experience I’ve spent most of my life immersed in music. A native New Yorker, I began my musical training at Mannes Pre-College, and then attended the LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts. I hold a Masters in Music from Boston Conservatory, and a Bachelors in Music from the Hartt School of Music. I received my Suzuki Certification in Violin from School for Strings, although I accept both Suzuki and traditional violin students. I’m an active freelancer, and have played in venues such as Merkin Hall, National Gallery of the Arts, and the Apollo Theater. As a teacher I strive to create a positive environment in which my students can grow. As no two people are alike, no two lessons that I give are the same, and I aim to tailor my lessons to the specific needs of each student. I focus on technique, sound production, and musicality. Most of all I encourage my students to uncover and enjoy their unique voice on the violin or piano. Music is a language, and for both the young and old it should be a fun and rewarding discovery.

Hired 5 times

Serves New York, NY

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13 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

6 reviews


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Susannah M.

Violin Lessons

Allison is an amazing violin teacher! As a recent college graduate with no prior knowledge of the violin, I was looking for a teacher who could help me learn quickly without overwhelming me. Allison is an incredibly skilled and knowledgeable teacher who has great patience while also always propelling my playing forward. She is very approachable and encouraging, and I look forward to every lesson!
Aug 8, 2019
Sunday U.

Ms. Allison was a very responsible and professional teacher for me. She knows how to nurture her students, and without being strict, her ways gets students to play easily. Her kind nature allows students to learn more fluently and I would recommend her to anybody willing to learn Violin or Piano. Honestly, out of the four teachers I've had, she is the best out of all of them.
Mar 7, 2019
Yuri O.

Professional, calm, not intimidating, respectful to her students, accommodating when necessary!She taught our daughter from grade 1 to 8. My daughter never wanted to or asked to skip the class! Teacher who knows how to develop mutual, respectful and productive relationship with her students!
Dec 5, 2018
Raj C.

Allison, our son's violin teacher, is excellent from all perspectives. She is patient, knowledgeable, encouraging and always positive even when pointing out areas of improvement. I strongly recommend her as a violin teacher.
Dec 2, 2018
Cameron M.

I have taken lessons with Allison McNeal for about four years. We've gone through Suzuki books 4 to 7, as well as expanding into other violin literature. I never thought I'd be able to play this well! Thank you Allison!
Jul 6, 2013
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Lessons: Prices vary depending on length of the lesson: 30 minutes: $40 45 minutes: $60 60 minutes: $80 In-home lessons are available (in Manhattan only) depending on location for which there is a $10 fee. Events: Prices vary depending on the amount of time needed and type of event.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to hear about any background information (previous music experience) as well as any goals the student might be working towards, such as learning a particular song or playing at an event. If requested I’m also open to having an introductory phone call and/or meeting before the first lesson.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    -Masters in Violin Performance from Boston Conservatory -Bachelors in Violin Performance from the Hartt School of Music -Suzuki Teaching Certification for Violin from School for Strings -Thirteen years of experience with students of all ages on violin and piano

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