As Scotland’s only Estill Mentor & Course Instructor with Estill Voice International, Gillian set up her own company McLaren Scott Vocals in 2016. She is a successful private singing teacher, running regular courses and workshops and has worked as a Vocal Coach on the Audition Tour for The Voice 2017, Voice Kids 2017-2020 and Change Your Tune for ITV.
Gillian is a voice specialist, advising on the “Sing to Breathe” project with The Cheyne Gang Scotland and teaches on a Freelance basis in various performing arts colleges, including the MGA Academy of Performing Arts in Edinburgh and Hamilton Theatre Arts in Glasgow.
Gillian is a graduate of Glasgow University, where she attained an MA with Honours in Music and Drama. She has taught extensively in the Further & Higher Education Sectors and spent 21 years as Curriculum Leader for Performing Arts at NCL (formerly Motherwell College), which has the accolade of being the first European Educational Affiliate with Estill Voice International. Gillian was responsible for the writing and development of two unique BA Honours Degrees in Musical Theatre and Acting in collaboration with Northumbria University, with graduates now working successfully on both a national and international level.
Gillian is also an accomplished Theatre Director and Musical Director with credits including “Company” at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, “We Will Rock You” at the Motherwell Concert Hall and the Scottish Student premieres of Children of Eden, Rent, Bare, The Boys in the Photograph, Bonnie & Clyde, Soho Cinders and Lift.
Please visit Gillian’s YouTube channel for examples of her work.