Alison studied Composition at Birmingham Conservatoire until 1995, under RSC MD John Woolf. She has been teaching music professionally her entire career in Surrey. She trained as a Vocal Teacher and Coach under Vocal Process Ltd over the last 10 years and continues with them for her CPD. She taught at Birmingham Conservatoire Junior School and has past and current students performing in the West End, Pop, TV and Film industries. Whilst she has vast experience in teaching flute, theory, piano and recorder, she is also highly experienced in child and teen larynx and voice development. Alison has experience in Early Years music (Montessori) and in training children and teens for higher exams.

Alison enters students for ABRSM – Classical, LCM – Theatre, Rockschool – Pop and Trinity – She enters students for festivals, concerts and her own students’ yearly show. Students get taught in classical performance presentation, studio technique, harmony, theatre skills, further performance techniques, aiming for every student to reach their personal best. Alison consults for youth theatre academies and dance schools (having a dance background including class at the Birmingham Royal Ballet). Shows include: Fame, Sweeny Todd, Oliver and Jungle Book.  Alison has taught at several schools in Surrey including City of London Freemans, Priory, Greenacre, Bramley, Ambleside Montessori School in Cheam and maintains a large private practice.  She is thrilled to be working at Banstead Prep School and desires to see the Music Department sail.