Music

Allison Faith Sulock is a classically-trained musician with two degrees in music and a passion for history, ethnomusicology, and different instruments.  

flutes

 

I'm bringing a plethora of odd instruments for a "what's this!?" session for the show Ten Tops at Sacred Fools on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 8pm in Hollywood, CA!

Come learn about the Hulusi, Bass Gemshorn, Mbira, Circular Wot, and more!

 

 

Come visit me at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in SoCal for Dulcimer Karaoke (yes! I play dulcimer, you sing with me!), or just some festive Celtic and Renaissance tunes! #dulcimerkaraoke

Select weekends April 8 thru May 21, 2017 

Alli the Muse

 


 

Performance

Main instruments:

  • Hammered dulcimer, classical flute, recorder (soprano/alto), irish whistle/flute, percussion (concert and ethnic), an array of bamboo/wooden flutes of various types and styles, voice

Other instruments:

  • Ukelele, guitar, piano, mandolin, saxophone, etc 

 Most interesting/strangest instruments in the collection (so far):

  • Bass Gemshorn, Bombard, Shuttle Pipes (a version of smallpipes/bagpipes), Hammered Dulcimer

 

Other than performing with various wind ensembles, orchestras and jam/jazz bands, Allison has performed with the following and is always interested in finding new, interesting groups to perform with.

  • September Muse, a band that specializes in music of the celtic isles and the days of yore
  • Playn Fore Quarters, a medieval/renaissance dance band
  • One Cowbell Band, a quirky group playing the music of early america

 


Curious about the Bass Gemshorn? A fan of vikings?  Click here to download a Viking folk song played on the Bass Gemshorn.


 

Transcribing, Arranging, Composing

Allison can be contacted for any of the following:

  • Arranging music for specific performing groups or specific instruments
  • Transcribing music (notating music after listening to it)
  • Composing or writing music: with or without lyrics

See below for a transcription of "Ice and Fire," the main theme to the HBO series, Game of Thrones

 

 


Teaching

Allison has experience in: Individual lessons, K-12 general music, K-12 Choir and Band, Music Direction, leading general Summer Camp classes, leading Music-based summer camp classes.  

Teaching Philosophy:

  • Everyone is a student and a teacher their entire lives: We should never stop learning, and never stop teaching.  Show the world, especially your students, how to live with compassion, mindfulness, enthusiasm, passion, respect and love.  In order to do this, create a caring and stimulating atmosphere in the classroom and open the door to discovery, curiosity and learning.  Everything is connected, and as such, my musical teaching generally incorporates historical or cultural immersion, and includes lessons that can tie to what is being learned in another subject wherever possible.

If you would like to work with Allison on any musical projects, please use the contact page to get in touch!