Andover Educators
MaryJean Allen

MaryJean Allen

B.M., M.M., and Artist Diploma in Vocal Performance
Minor in piano performance
Licensed Andover Educator, 2000
Certified Alexander Technique Teacher, 2010
Co-author, What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body, Plural Publishing, 3rd edition, 2016

Region: Midwestern United States
Home State: Illinois
Available for:  * individual lessons * workshops

MaryJean Allen has taught Body Mapping since 2000, and she is also a certified Alexander Technique teacher. MaryJean travels often to teach her unique Body Mapping and Alexander Technique Workshops to musicians, actors, dancers, and people from all walks of life. She is co-author of What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body, Plural Publishing. An expanded 3rd edition, with newly created audios and videos was published in 2016. MaryJean has presented her workshops at Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, and the following Universities: Northwestern, Miami-Ohio, Texas Women’s, Chicago, Evansville, Northeastern Illinois, Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and Illinois Wesleyan. Other workshops include The American Choral Director’s Association Chapters of the Midwest Central Region, Chicago, and Wisconsin, Chicago Classical Singer Convention, Masterworks Festival, Illinois State Music Piano Teacher’s Association, and many high schools and churches throughout the US. Each summer MaryJean teaches voice, Body Mapping, and Alexander Technique at a month-long auditioned Young Artist Program for college students: The Up North Vocal Institute. A veteran private voice teacher for 30 years, MaryJean has students who sing professionally in classical, music theatre, or popular music venues; others teach voice or choral music.

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Practical Realities!

"Your approach really effervesced; practical realities presented with enthusiasm and clearly articulated with practical applications. I felt that your pacing of the materials was excellent! I must say that I felt as refreshed at the end of the day as I had in the beginning. Your use of materials was terrific (the slides, the balls, the rollers, everything)."

Patty Weis
Professor of Music
University of Concordia