Alison currently teaches at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, and occasionally offers online classes and courses on various repertoires such as The Italian Baroque B-List, Tunes from the Seaside, Divisions on a Ground, Scottish Tune of the Week, etc. If you’d like to get notifications of when these classes will take place, write to email@example.com and ask to be added to the mailing list.
From 1999 to 2010 Alison was on the teaching faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (OH), where she taught recorder, coached Renaissance consorts and Baroque ensembles, and taught the wind components of the program’s Historical Performance in Context courses. She has taught master classes and been the instructor to recorder and traverso students at various post-secondary institutions in Canada and the USA, and has coached at early music workshops in British Columbia, Québec, Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Texas, Connecticut, Washington, Oregon, California, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Georgia.
“Alison is such a fun teacher, tempering her serious criticism and instruction with an easy light-heartedness. Please invite her back.” (Amherst Early Music)
“Depth, humour and insight from Alison and a fully engaged class made this a great experience.” (Ryerson University Life Institute)
“If there would be an Oscar/Nobel prize for lecturers, Alison would be the first recipient. Not only she knows and is passionate about her subject matter, but her lecture delivery is simply superb.”(RULI)
“Loved every minute.” (RULI)
Alison has produced two books of studies (Shadowing Bach, Hors d’Oeuvres) and Scottish Airs, a book of 18th-century tunes by James Oswald for baroque flute and recorder. For more info go to the Publications page: https://alisonmelville.com/publications/