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, after engaging in further voice work with Nadine George of Voice Studio International. He received his accreditation as an approved teacher of the technique in 2012, one of only nine in the world.
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, as Associate Director with Grinagog Theatre (‘The Edibles’, ‘Little Ulla’ and ‘Goldilocks and the Enormous Turnip’), ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ in the Conservatoire, ‘The Breathing House’ and ‘One Good Beating’ for Rekindle, and ‘Immaculate’ for Tabby Cat. He most recently performed as an actor in ‘Wake me in the Morning’ at Oran Mor in Feb 2014, and regularly appears as a singer with Jericho Hill, a tribute to Johnny Cash.