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ALI BELL

Noble House

25 Frogston Road West

Edinburgh

EH10 7AB

(+44) 7970 153 227

info@alibell.com

www.alibell.com

www.noblehouse.scot

 

 

EDUCATION

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

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

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 EXPERIENCE

Research assistant to Dr. Denise Borland – PhD.

The Singer’s Psyche: The Psychology of Vocal Performance 

Transformational Breath® Pilot Study (2014)

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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

 

 

INTERESTS

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.