Instructor Bio

Marty4Marty McAllister of McAllister Music and Art Studio has worked with students of all ages for more than 30 years, helping them create a sense of achievement and satisfaction through art and music. Her empowering approach to teaching, inspires and equips each student with the necessary confidence to express themselves creatively.

Raised in Northern Indiana in a family of musicians and music enthusiasts, she was exposed to an enriched musical environment with emphasis on routine practice, performance contests, and long term achievement.  During Junior High and High School, she participated in musical theater, modern dance classes and solo and ensemble classes in both vocal and instrumental categories.

She also played clarinet and was a majorette in the school band, played acoustic guitar and sang with several folk music groups in the 1960′s.  Majoring in Music Education at the University of Texas at Austin, she graduated with a principle in voice and piano minor.  After college, she taught in public schools for a very short time, and finding much more pleasure in teaching private lessons,  she has done so since 1980.  Her experience includes teaching all levels and ages in Dallas, Oklahoma and now Austin. She enjoys becoming familiar with many types of individuals and discovering the magic in music that touches them and keeps them wanting more from their personal musical experience.

Professional organizations:  National Guild of Piano Teachers, Music Teachers National Association, Austin District Music Teachers Association, Wednesday Morning Music Club, Austin Singers member, Armstrong Community School of Music faculty, Board member Salon Concerts Inc.

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