Allyson is a talented professional musician, teacher, and composer based in New York City. She has toured, and recorded with many famous Grammy award winning popular artists. Most notably Allyson has just come off tour with Multiplatinum recording artist Josh Groban. She plays violin and viola in a variety of styles including classical, jazz, metal, and gypsy. As a teacher she was on faculty at multiple acclaimed music schools such as the "San Francisco Conservatory" and "New England Conservatory." Allyson shares her knowledge of musicianship and string-playing to students of all levels and ages. She is not just a music teacher, she also teaches her students how to succeed professionally, and turn music into a career. She also composes and arranges music for instrumental groups of all sizes on demand and performs regularly with professional string quartets.
WEDDINGS AND CEREMONIES
Allyson offers live music for all types of events ranging from large elegant venues to small intimate settings- solo, duo, trio and string quartet. We can provide music for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, wedding reception, private event or corporate party. All musicians are professional, punctual and reliable. We perform traditional classical music as well as pop and jazz selections, and will be happy to play any special musical requests you may have.
With training from two top conservatories- San Francisco and New England, I enjoy teaching violin, viola, music reading, solfege, through counterpoint and four-part harmony, and can help writing and realizing your own music. I taught classes to children ages 7-18 on faculty at San Francisco Conservatory Preparatory Department and have taught private lessons to professional opera composers, other teachers and students of all levels. My style is very individualized, hands-on and efficient.
COMPOSING AND ARRANGING
Allyson writes and arranges for professional soloists, such as acclaimed cellist Emil Milland, quartets including the Eidolon String Quartet, and orchestral groups including collective SFCCO. Proficient in multiple styles, I can arrange and transcribe for your ensemble or write new original music to suit specific specifications.
Allyson Clare playing with Josh Groban
Allyson Clare playing with Grammy-nominated artist Mario Castro:
Allyson Clare with BlueFox: