LaVette M. Allen is a a native of Los Angeles, California and is a professional freelance violist/violinist, arranger, composer and teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance and a Minor in Composition from the University of Iowa. While there, she studied viola with the renowned William Preucil, Sr. Upon graduating and returning to Los Angeles, she began studying with Richard Elegino of the L.A. Philharmonic and then Alan deVeritch of USC before he went on to teach at Indiana University, respectively.
Ms. Allen performs with and is currently a member of several orchestras including Culver City Symphony, Peninsula Symphony, Glendale Philharmonic, M.E.S.T.O. and plays with numerous other groups when called to do so. She is currently a Viola Coach at Long Beach Polytechnic High School and teaches Group Violin with Angelica Center for Arts and Music. She has also appeared in commercials, movies, music videos and does string arranging and recordings from time to time.