Alison Bendy lives in Oxford where she has a well established guitar teaching practice. Her early studies in psychology at Leicester University have led her to a particular interest in the ways in which people learn.
Her performing career took off at an early age in her native Bristol, where she made appearances on local TV and radio. She has performed solo at the Purcell Room and worked with several singers and chamber groups, both locally and abroad.
Currently Alison performs in a duo with Gerald Garcia. She also sings with a choir and is a member of the Aragon Guitar Quartet.
Since 1981 she has been closely involved in the publishing and recording of educational guitar music, especially the popular Guitarist's Way series (Holley Music) and her acclaimed album of student repertoire Danza Mora.
"Alison Bendy's playing is fluent and unstrained. Her performances are pleasing, well shaped with good tone and always with an eye toward the students who will be listening to her playing." Classical Guitar Magazine