In association with
Dr Ailie Reid

Instruments: Vocal Coach/Singing teacher. (specialist in SEN and music)
Genre/Style(s): Bel Canto (specialist) all styles.
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Ailie-Jane Reid was born in Northumberland and trained from an early age to become a classical singer. She graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a B.A. in Music, majoring in performance, and went on to tour and sing professionally both in the U.K. and internationally. Ailie has worked with Ben Zander of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, U.S.A. and has sung as a soloist with various orchestras and conductors, her most notable recent performances were a solo performance for the King and Queen of Norway and a recital with the Northern Sinfornietta at Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland. She has worked as a singing coach for several years both in the U.K. and Norway and gives regular masterclasses in vocal technique and performance. Ailie’s passions lie not only in performance, but also in the pedagogy of singing. Her current research hopes to focus on strategies that professional and semi-professional classical singers with dyslexic can utilise in order to excel in their chosen field.

Ailie has recently completed her Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Travelling Fellowship, and has completed courses in the following music methods:

Kodaly – Master Singers Course and Music Pedagogy Courses, Edinburgh and Hungary
Dalcroze – Pedagogy Course, St Andrews, Scotland and Switzerland
Suzuki and Singing – Teacher Training Course Vantaa , Finland
Orff – Pedagogy Course, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
The Gordon Music Learning Theory Course – Buffalo. U.S.A.
Kodaly/ Gordon- Teacher Training Course – Wichita Falls U.S.A.
Suzuki – Masterclasses Observations, Matsumoto, Japan.

Research Interests

Pedagogy of professional classical singers
Rehearsal and performance techniques of classical singers with dyslexia.
Deficits and strategies of classical singers with dyslexia
Dalcroze, Kodaly and Suzuki, Orff, and the Gordon music theory methods
Multisensory methods of teaching music to adult dyslexics
Learning and memorizing strategies of classical adult singers with dyslexia.

Musical Interests

Ailie is an International Soprano and has performed in Scandinavia and Scotland.
Classical music/opera Donizetti, Bellini, Rossini with a passion for Mozart and Puccini.
Traditional jazz and big band music.

Contact Ailie

Address: Edinburgh
Mobile: 07802870661

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