Touted for her “enthusiasm, professionalism, and commitment in every students' success and development,” Allison Chu offers a unique and holistic approach both as a pedagogue and a pianist
Ms. Chu has performed in Master Classes led by Daniel Shapiro, Boris Zarankin, Ory Shihor, Robin McCabe, Craig Sheppard, Santiago Rodriguez and Nelita True. She has participated at music festivals in Germany, Montecito and Seattle. She has also been a prizewinner at competitions, including SYMF, Cypress College Piano Competition, CAPMT Music Festival, MTAC Solo Competition and a finalist in Southern California's Bach Festival.
Allison holds Bachelor degrees in Piano Performance (BM) and Health Promotion Disease Prevention (BS) from the University of Southern California. She is currently completing a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance (MM), where she studies under the tutelage of Antoinette Perry. Her previous teachers include Vera Hoalim and Dr. Louise Lepley, who she studied with at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles.
In 2013, Ms. Chu was awarded a Teaching Assistantship position by the Keyboard Studies Department and is currently an active member of Music Teachers' National Association and Music Teachers' Association of California. She maintains a private studio and also teaches at the Los Angeles Music and Art School (Los Angeles), Wushu Unlimited (Monrovia) and AMAC Violin Center (Arcadia).