Alison Ling studied singing at the Royal College of Music with Marion Studholme, where she was awarded several prizes. She has appeared as soloist for many choral societies in the South East and was a regular member of the BBC Service Choir before its move to Manchester. She has been a member of the St Endellion Music Festival in Cornwall for many years, singing in the choir and taking small solo roles. Since moving to Wales in 2012, she has performed regularly as soprano soloist with Cardiff Polyphonic Choir.
She is on the teaching staff at the Junior Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and has a busy private teaching practice in the Vale of Glamorgan. She is vocal coach for Cardiff Polyphonic Choir, Caerphilly Youth Singers and Gabalfa Community Choir, and regularly takes workshops in England and Wales to help choral conductors and their choirs achieve a good choral sound. These have included Adrian Partington and the Three Choirs Youth Festival Choir, Neil Ferris, Paul Spicer and a session at an ABCD conference.
Recently, she was the external examiner for Cardiff University singing examinations and is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians. She has been a member of AOTOS since 2008 and has grown to value the support from the association in its training and teaching, the openness of its members in sharing invaluable knowledge, and the friendships and network formed as a result.