19 October 2011
Having graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Alison pursued a career as a freelance horn player for thirteen years. During this time she played with a variety of orchestras and ensembles including the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, the London Mozart Players, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Orchestra of English National Ballet and the contemporary music group Lontano. Alison was also a regular member of London’s West End theatre orchestras, playing in shows such as Miss Saigon, Singin’ in the Rain, Kiss Me Kate, Phantom of the Opera and Starlight Express.
In 1998, Alison decided that she wanted a new challenge and moved into primary school teaching. She is currently the Headteacher at All Saints Church of England Junior School in Fleet where, amongst other things, she runs the school orchestra and oversees a busy programme of performing arts opportunities for the children.
Alison is married with two teenaged children and when she is not working or playing the horn, she likes to follow football and is a season ticket holder at Aldershot Town!