Bill trained as an actor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (then RSAMD). After several years of professional work on stage, screen and radio, he began to teach Performing Arts at Coatbridge College. He joined the Centre for Voice in Performance at the Conservatoire in 2007 and after engaging in further voice work with Nadine George of Voice Studio International, he became an accredited teacher in 2012.
Bill completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Arts Education in 2008 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Bill co-authored (with Professor Ros Steen) the research paper Double-hinged Doors: The RSAMD’s Voice work in training and theatre’ in 2008.
Bill also has an active interest in physical theatre and has trained with East 15, Al Seed, Ewan Downie, Alex Rigg, Anna-Helena McLean and the British Grotowski Project.
Bill directs in a freelance capacity with Grinagog Theatre (The Edibles, Little Ulla ), Glasgow Life (Ricky McWhittington, Aladdin, Cinderella) All’s Well That Ends Well in the Conservatoire, The Breathing House and One Good Beating for Rekindle, and Immaculate for Tabby Cat. He occasionally performs as an actor on stage and screen, and regularly appears as a singer with Jericho Hill, a tribute to Johnny Cash.
Bill has worked in a variety of settings over his thirty-year career in the arts.