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About Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen
Kevin Allen
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Alexandria, VA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Piano, Voice
Education: Master of Music in Music Education - Peabody Conservatory (currently); Master of Music in Piano - Norfolk State University - (2002-2004); Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, piano & voice - University of MD Eastern Shore - (1997-2001); MD Teaching Certification
Performance Experience: 20 years of experience - piano collaboration/accompanying, choral conducting experience, and church music director/pianist.
Teaching Experience: 17 years of teaching experience - piano, voice, and chorus.
Teaching Philosophy: I believe all students can learn and grow. I prefer to cater lessons around the experience and interest of the student, while encouraging overall musicianship - music reading, ear training, composition, etc.

Get to know Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen is a multi-faceted musician, working as a music educator, conductor, pianist, accompanist, and singer. In 2015, Mr. Allen became the Vocal Music Teacher at a high school in Prince George’s County Public Schools, where he teaches three choirs and three levels of class piano.  He is also the Director of Music at John Calvin Presbyterian Church in Annandale, Virginia, where he has served since 2011. He recently joined the V.A.B.E. Piano Quartet (8 hands/2 pianos). As an active piano collaborator, he has accompanied many instrumentalists, vocalists, choirs, and musicals in Maryland, Virginia, and the D.C. Metro area.  

Previously, he taught middle school chorus in Prince William County Public Schools for 10 years.  He has performed with the Washington Chorus, under the direction of Julian Wachner and The Choral Society of Washington, under the direction of the late Norman Scribner.  He has also served a variety of churches in Virginia and in the D.C. metro area for over 10 years.  

A graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Mr. Allen was a piano student of Dr. Sheila McDonald Harleston and a voice student of the late Dr. Gerald Johnson and Dr. Sandra Jarrett.  While at UMES, he performed with the Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Harleston, where he was regularly a soloist during many performances and tours abroad to France, England, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Trinidad.  Also, he was an award winner in the 1998-2000 DeBose National Piano Competitions held at Southern University.  He earned his Master of Music degree from Norfolk State University, where he studied piano with Dr. Ernest Brown.  He also performed with the NSU Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Carl Haywood.  Mr. Allen is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Music Education degree from Peabody Institute at John Hopkins University.  

Kevin Allen teaches at:
4664 King St
Alexandria, VA 22302
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