Alison has built up an enviable reputation as a teacher over the years and is highly respected in the County of Devon. She gives vocal tuition to the choristers of Exeter Cathedral and teaches in two Independent Schools as well as providing private coaching to adults. Over the last eight years........
Nov 2007 – Several of her students took leading roles (including the Queen of the Night) in 3 full-scale performances of ‘The Magic Flute’ at Exeter School.
Many of her students achieve Distinction at Grade 8 and ‘A’ for Recitals at A’ Level.
Several students are members of the National Youth Choirs.
Seven students have gained Choral Scholarship awards at Oxford & Cambridge Universities.
Eight have obtained ATCL diplomas – 5 with distinction – before leaving school.
One student recently became a member of Genesis Sixteen with Harry Christophers.
Former students are now enjoying professional singing careers with National Opera Companies and achieving success on the West End stage.
Trained the young soloists and worked with schools in a lavish production of Noyes Fludde in Exeter Cathedral for the Two Moors Festival.
As a teacher.... GBSM: LGSM: ABSM
"Alison instilled a strong love of singing in me and it is thanks to her that I am singing professionally today. Her kindness, patience and inspiring lessons spurred me on to achieve things I always wanted to do". Daisy Walford.
"Alison's enthusiasm and kindness, as well as her desire to push me hard and get the best out of me, created a solid foundation for my future development and ultimately led to me now enjoying my dream career as a professional opera singer!
We worked hard, we laughed, we experimented with different styles, challenging repertoire, numerous languages. Technical coaching is important, of course, and Alison provided plenty of that, but I am most grateful for her enthusiasm and drive, both of which inspired me to push harder, reach higher and believe it was possible to do this singing thing for real! Thank you, Alison".
"Alison considers each voice to be unique and aims to get the best from it. She is at home with baroque, music theatre and everything in between... she is particularly gifted in interpretation and maximising expression and a very good accompanist.... Singing has transformed my life.Thank you, Alison." Dorothy Ferrier.
"Alison taught me for seven years ......
Now I'm pursuing a career in singing and I am enormously indebted to her patience and endless enthusiasm which helped to fuel my love of singing". Bethany Partridge.
"Highly respected as a singing teacher and well known for the high pass marks her students achieve in their exams, Alison is excellent in imparting the understanding and interpretation of song".