I started learning the violin at the age of 5 using the Eta Cohen classical method. This gave me a good technical grounding, but I always preferred traditional music. I played in various folk and ceilidh bands before taking a break to raise my family.
I am passionate about traditional Scottish fiddle music and I think this comes across in my playing and teaching. My favourite thing is playing and sharing music with other people. I am a member of Reishel, a ceilidh band based in Edinburgh, Hopeland, a fusion of Scottish and Americana, and I also play with the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. I also regularly dep for other local bands.
I teach fiddle for the Edinburgh Council Adult Education Programme, Scots Music Group, and I also have private students.
Currently I am in my honours year of the BA (hons) Applied Music degree. In September I will begin a 2 year Masters in Performance Pedagogy at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.