I've played the violin for ~30 years. I selected Allison to teach our 4 year old and I couldn't be more pleased. She's able to teach the Suzuki method but also improvisational and traditional styles. She has been flexible enough to cut our one 30-minute lesson to two 15-minute lessons per week because of our child's needs. The kid is making pretty amazing progress. As a player who even gets paid to play on occasion, I know nothing about teaching the instrument. I can tell you she knows her stuff, she knows how to teach. She's great with little kids and even teenagers. Wholly recommend. 5 stars, full endorsement.