Alison Leadbetter-Hines has been singing, teaching, and conducting in the Washington, D.C. Metro area since 1972. With over 41 years of experience as a professional musician, she has the passion and insight to inspire the next generation of vocalists. She studied at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, VA., where she received a B.M.E. in Music Education, majoring in Voice with a minor in Piano. A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, she teaches both privately and for the Montgomery County Department of Recreation. She is an experienced choral conductor, having developed and worked with groups such as the KICK Choir at Hughes Methodist Church and with The Rockville Chorus, as well as music directing at area high schools. A skilled accompanist, she has been playing piano for lessons, choirs, instrumentalists, and other miscellaneous performances for 30 years. In her free time, Alison also enjoys cooking with fresh produce from her garden, yoga, reading, and cherishing her pets. She and her husband Gary live in the Wheaton/Silver Spring area where she teaches privately out of her home.