Thank you for visiting my website! I am an experienced clarinet teacher working with both children and adults, and my students range from beginners through to beyond diploma standard. Core to my teaching approach is tailoring lessons for each individual student. We are all unique and have our own needs, responses and ambitions. Lessons are designed to be inspiring, motivating and fun, exploring a diverse range of musical styles.
Some students may wish to work towards ABRSM or Trinity Music exams. I also work with musicians preparing for performances and auditions. Theory and general musicianship are taught as well as instrumental lessons.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions about starting lessons or scheduling a consultation lesson. I am based in Southampton and am fully set up for teaching online.
"Some years ago, as an adult beginner on the clarinet, I started lessons with Alison. I have enjoyed every one of them. Her teaching is inspiring, with the right balance of patient support and challenge. She's helped me build a sound playing technique and has opened my ears to fine nuances of clarinet performance. As a result I've gained the confidence to take part in amateur music making to an extent that I would have once never imagined. Alison is a top-rank professional player who understands the needs of learners at every level." - Paul
"I would recommend Alison as a music teacher because she is very patient and understanding. If you are stuck on something, she will help you and guide you through it. She has helped me improve on my tone and my understanding of notes. I can now play much tougher pieces. She is the best teacher I have had and I would recommend her to anyone." - Beth