Soprano
Traditional Musician
Conductor, Teacher & Composer

Inverclyde Junior ChoirAlison is a wonderful communicator and inspirational teacher, choral conductor and workshop leader. She is in high demand teaching classical voice, violin and fiddle as well as giving masterclasses, conducting choirs and leading workshops in schools and summer schools.

Alison is vocal teacher at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus conducted by Christopher Bell, vocal coach and deputy conductor of Inverclyde Junior Choir (finalists of BBC Choir of the Year Competition) and conductor of Lomond Junior Choir. Alison also works with Scottish Opera Education Department.

Alison has led workshops for school children and music conservatoire students in the UK, Mexico and Japan. She is Director and deliverer of Reely Jiggered’s outreach projects Celtic Kickstart, which encourages children from disadvantaged backgrounds to engage musically and socially through the medium of Celtic Music, and Scottish Culture and Heritage Workshops for Primary Schools around Scotland.

Alison is Director of FOLK for FOLK Festival, a folk festival delivering high quality folk music, dance and storytelling workshops as well as creating opportunities for Scottish artists to perform. Alison is Event Organiser of the National Trust for Scotland Robert Burns Birthplace Museum’s Mid-Summer Festival 2016.

Great Scots Production (Creative Scotland)

Great Scots Production (Creative Scotland)

Folk for Folk Festival

Folk for Folk Festival

Workshops in Japan

Workshops in Japan

Alison has her own private teaching studio and is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians. She prepares vocal, violin and fiddle students for National exams and Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music examinations as well as for auditions, shows and competitions.

Alison McNeill Fiddle Workshops: FiddleOn Magazine 2005  “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.”