I offer expert private tuition on Saxophone and Clarinet for players of all abilities and ages. Lesson in person happen at my home studio in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Many of my students come from Tamworth, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield and the West Midlands.
I offer lessons and workshops in school to groups or individuals in South Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Midlands.
I am available to perform for private functions or events on the saxophone, across a range of genres from jazz, to blues, to funk and classical. I am currently based at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire taking a part-time Postgraduate Jazz Performance course on saxophone. I perform regularly in and around Birmingham.
I am a qualified teacher (PGCE from Cambridge University 2006-7) and a First Class BA (HONS) degree from Durham University (2003-6). I have years of experience at helping learners reach their potential. Whatever your musical goal, I will help you reach it.
Alison has a current Enhanced DBS and is trained in Safeguarding to Level 1 (refreshed February 2019). In addition to these standard requirements, Alison also has the Delivering Early Help in Staffordshire V3 and Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect V10 qualifications. She has the Level 2 Child Protection in Education (Music) certificate from Educare.
McAusland Music has public liability insurance for ‘performing, rehearsing or auditioning, either solo or part of a group, band or orchestra and/or whilst teaching or including the setting up and dismantling of equipment, operating sound or lighting equipment at ground level worldwide’.
Alison has the ABRSM Grade 8 Distinction Saxophone and Clarinet. She recently completed the Becoming a Better Music Teacher qualification. This qualification from the major music examination board demonstrates that Alison has shown the skills and characteristics to be an effective, inspiring music teacher.