Alison is a composer living and working in Surrey, UK. A graduate of the Royal College of Music, holding both a Piano Diploma and Honours Degree, Alison went on to complete a Masters Degree at Surrey University, with the philosophy of music at the heart of her studies.
This led to a wider exploration of the links between art, myth and music with the offer of a scholarship to complete a Doctorate at Surrey University. Having a family intervened and a career in music education came to the forefront.
Initially, Alison’s career focused on music education, running a thriving private teaching practice along with workshops integrating art and music. The direction of her career changed as she began composing for her students, motivated by a desire to provide imaginative music that would give young pianists the opportunity to explore the full range and sonority of the piano.
Since then Alison’s publications have covered a range of educational and contemporary classical music for solo piano:
‘Landscapes’ Editions Musica Ferrum (EMF) ‘Treasure Trove’ EMF ‘Doodles’, EMF ‘Capturing the Spirit of Christmas’ in collaboration with Barbara Arens, EMF ‘Capturing the Joy of Winter’ in collaboration with Barbara Arens, EMF ‘Piano Paintings’ in collaboration with Barbara Arens, Arensakov Editions
Included in the following anthologies: ‘Mosaic’ Volume One, EMF ‘Mosaic’ Volume Two, EMF ‘Small Hand Piano Music’, Breitkopf & Härtel