After being inspired by a peer playing “Jingle Bells” at a holiday recital, 5-year old Allison Dubinski immediately demanded a violin from her percussionist father and could frequently be found following her brother around her childhood home in Indiana playing “Hot Cross Buns” for him.
Allison earned her Bachelors Degree in Violin Performance and Psychology from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana where she studied with Professor Larry Shapiro. She was also concertmaster and soloist for the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Stanley DeRusha.
After graduating, Allison moved to New Jersey to become a third grade teacher in Newark. She then went on to receive her Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University and currently works as a clinical social worker for the Child Mind Institute's School and Community Programs. Allison plays regularly as the concertmaster for the String Orchestra of Brooklyn and is a violinist with SORA Quartet. In her free time, Allison enjoys riding her bike, cooking delicious snacks for her friends, and building miniature houses.