Alison is a wonderful communicator and an innovative leader. She has created and developed unique multidiscipline and cross -cultural programmes supported by Creative Scotland. She is an inspirational workshop leader and highly respected teacher.
VOCAL TEACHER: Alison is a highly respected vocal teacher and has taught for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus preparing child soloists for performances in concert halls throughout the UK including selecting and training soloists to sing for Danny Elfmann (composer of film scores such as Batman, Beetlejuice and Spiderman). She also trains singers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, National Youth Choir of Scotland and Inverclyde Junior Choir (finalists of BBC Choir of the Year Competition). Alison has her own private teaching studio and will be launching a series of online singing courses to help singers of all backgrounds unlock their vocal potential and access her knowledge from anywhere in the world.
WORKSHOPS: With expertise in vocal technique, performance and conducting, Alison is well placed to give highly sought after workshops to choirs of all levels wishing to develop raise their standard of performance. Alison also gives workshops to conductors who would like to gain more knowledge of vocal technique to get the best sound from singers.
SCOTTISH HERITAGE WORKSHOPS & FESTIVALS: As Director of Folk for Folk Festival and Celtic Kickstart, Alison has devised workshops to promote Scottish Culture including music, art, storytelling and live performances to school children in disadvantages areas. She has commissioned new works, created opportunities for Scottish artists to perform and taken these workshops over to Mexico and Japan.
CULTURAL FUSION EVENTS: Alison works closely with the diverse cultures present in Scotland including the Bangla Community, Pakistani Community, Indian dancers, Mexican musicians, Syrian refugees resident in Scotland and Japanese Taiko drummers.
Alison McNeill Fiddle Workshops: FiddleOn Magazine, “Alison is a demon – in every sense of the word. She plays superbly in a variety of styles and sings like an angel. She has a natural ability to teach, finding that very clever balance between not letting you get away with anything shoddy whilst avoiding too much pressure and seriousness . . . . Your inhibitions seem to melt away as a result of her patience, firmness and humour.”