"The only thing better than singing is more singing."

Ella Fitzgerald

"If I were a producer I would sign her [Ailsa] straight away." 

(The Observer)

Performance Projects

Ailsa has sung as a soloist and as part of ensembles in various venues, as well as for television and radio, both in the UK and Europe. Ailsa has also sung and composed in studios and has experience of supporting and singing at large-scale events.

 

Choral Director

 Ailsa has been the Musical Director of Three Valleys Gospel Choir since 2012. She has experience leading other a cappella ensembles and has enjoyed taking her choirs to perform regionally and internationally in a variety of settings - everywhere from large concert halls to singing in caves!

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications/Continuing professional development:

  • BA (Honours) Popular Music and Recording

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Music Education (Kodaly Methodology)

  • Association of British Choral Directors Choral Conducting training

  • Gillyanne Kayes Course: Putting Theory into Practice - Making Sense of Vocal Science

  • Professional Membership of The Association of Teachers of Singing; Incorporated Society of Musicians; Natural Voice Network

  • Dane Chalfin Course: Practical Anatomy for Singers and Singing Teachers two day course

  • TCM with Dr Allan Wright Course plus on-going training throughout the year covering all singing styles

  • British Kodaly Academy Summer schools and spring courses

  • Accent Breathing Course with Linda Hutchinson and Dane Chalfin two day course

  • Best practice training day with Vocal Process directors Jeremy Fisher and Gillyanne Kayes 

  • Regular attendance at the Association of Teachers of Singing summer conferences and events

  • Barb Junger/Dane Chalfin song interpretation - one day course

Ailsa teaches junior and youth group ensembles and soloists. She also consults with other singing groups to help them develop group vocal technique and musicianship. 

Get in touch with Ailsa:

Tel 07904 376432

email info@ailsanicholson.co.uk

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