Hi- I’m Alison Benz. I’m a professional teacher, performer and choir director based in Brightlingsea and love teaching and continually studying the latest techniques in all styles of singing from CCM (contemporary and commercial) through to rock, musical theatre and classical.
As well as being a certified teacher with the A.B.R.S.M I have recently had the honour of studying with Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher of Vocal Process on their online advanced singing teacher training courses. I have over 25 years of teaching and performing experience and specialise in teaching teens to adults.
My work regularly involves preparing students and professional singers for auditions and studio sessions and coaching soloists from choirs as well as vocal ensembles and bands. I also organise large-scale workshops – the most recent one in Brightlingsea being just before the March lockdown with the founder and director of the London Community Gospel Choir, Bazil Meade MBE.
I co-founded Brightlingsea’s community choir Sing Brightlingsea and founded and direct Brightlingsea’s fantastic women’s choir Women in Harmony. I also have an interest in vocal health and rehabilitation and at present am studying to be one of the country’s first Vocal Health First Aiders!