has been a professional singer for over 15 years, specialising in jazz,
soul, gospel and folk music. She taught singing on the BTEC Performing
Arts and Popular Music courses at Oxford College of Further Education
for 5 years, and jazz and singing at Ruskin College, Oxford, where she
still teaches part-time.
After postgraduate jazz studies at the Guildhall School of Music, she
released her first CD of her own compositions, and has toured nationally
and internationally, including representing the UK at the Lebanon and
Syria Jazz Festival. Other recordings followed an Arts Council-funded
tour of her 8-piece band, as well as live performances on Radio 3 and
4. She also sings jazz and soul in a busy function band.
Humphrey Lyttelton described her work as: "
original songs, beautifully-sung
For the last 4 years, she has been studying the Estill Voice Training
method, which focuses on how the voice actually works, with exercises
for its different muscles to avoid vocal strain and develop the sound.
The method can be applied successfully to any style of singing, and
Alison's private teaching includes jazz, pop, soul, gospel, blues, West
End show songs, Gilbert and Sullivan, heavy metal, world music, etc.
to students of all ages.