Allen Bishop is a psychoanalyst, teacher, and pianist living in Montecito, California, with his wife
Dena. Allen is a past president of the Santa Barbara Music Club, and is the founding Director of the Santa
Barbara Beethovenfest. In addition, he served for eight years on the Board of Directors of the American Beethoven Society.
While Allen has had a life-long interest in the piano and the music of Beethoven, it is only in the
last 15 years that he has had the opportunity to study seriously with teachers including Zeynep Ucbasaran, Peter Yazbeck, Betty Oberacker, and Glory Fisher. He has performed frequently in the Music Club Concert Series and the Beethovenfest. As co-founder of the Montecito Chamber Players, he has performed at numerous retirement venues in and around Santa Barbara.
Allen is the Dean of the Reiss-Davis Graduate Center in Los Angeles and maintains a private practice in Montecito.