Alison Schwartz studied piano performance at the University of Missouri—Columbia under Dr. Julie Knerr, where her music education focused on classical repertoire and elementary piano technique. Her method for beginners combines learning to read music and learning by ear. She strives to provide the best possible piano instruction through technique, theory, sight reading, aural training, and learning pieces, all of which are tailored to the individual student. Her students are provided with many opportunities for performance and are welcome to work on music from a variety of genres. Alison has been playing piano for 20 years and teaching piano privately for 8 years.