25 Frogston Road West
(+44) 7970 153 227
Certified 'Singer’s Psyche'® Trainer and Supervisor 2010-2013
Certified Transformational Breath® Practitioner and Senior Trainer 2014-2015
12 day Somatic Trauma Therapy Training 2014-2015
BMus (hons) Classical Voice and Clarinet at Napier University 2002-2007
Session Singer (recording and performance)
Stevie Agnew & Hurricane Road, Denise, The Gillyflowers, Star Wheel Press, Caroline Gilmour, Setarreh 2009-2016
Lead Vocalist – Edinburgh Sounds, Cabaret 2010-2015
Soloist – Scottish Choir, New York 2011
Research assistant to Dr. Denise Borland – PhD.
The Singer’s Psyche: The Psychology of Vocal Performance
Transformational Breath® Pilot Study (2014)
Noble Institute - Vocal Coach, Trainer and Breath Facilitator 2015-2016
The Junction – Singing for Self Esteem Pilot Project – Youth Project 2016
Generation Arts - Intergenerational Singing Project, working with Dementia – Answer House, Whitburn 2015
Ali Bell Vocal Tuition 2008-Present
Musical Director and Founder of The Lothian Bells Choir 2014-5
Vocal Coach for Lothian and Borders Police Choir, InChorus and Tayside Police Choir 2011-2012
Vocal Coach for Fife Council 2011-2012
INTERNATIONAL WORK & EXPERIENCE
Breath Work in the Healing Fields (Glastonbury, England) 2014-2016
My main aim as a vocalist and a teacher is to create authentic communication.
I have founded choirs with a focus on grounded, authentic voice use and I am now developing an
Embodied Singing Course at Noble House, Edinburgh – the home of the Noble Institute: the professional and life performance institute.
I have gained a huge amount of experience as a backing vocalist due to my ability to tune into voices and recreate the subtle nuances of different singers and genres. Through developing my voice after a psychogenic voice issue I discovered the psychological problems that can impede the abilities of singers and I have spent the last eight years learning different modes of communication including Transactional Analysis and other psychological models. I also have training in working with trauma and have worked nationally and internationally as a Transformational Breath Trainer (Mexico, Kuwait, Kenya).
My combined work as a voice teacher and body worker has lead to my interest is furthering the therapeutic use of the voice.
Through the research I have been a part of with Dr Borland, we have set up a holistic performance institute and will be releasing publications in the near future.
Personal research projects that I hope to run include exploring the use of voice, energy and breath work as a positive intervention in working with premature babies, building on the work I already do with women through pregnancy, birth and beyond.