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 the sense of community that it brings. I am an enthusiastic and passionate teacher and this comes across in my playing and teaching. I really do have the best job in the world!
My favourite thing is playing and sharing music with other people. I am a member of Da Hooley Ceilidh Band, an Edinburgh based Ceilidh band with over 25 years playing and calling experience, Reishel, a ceilidh band based in Edinburgh, Hopeland, a fusion of Scottish and Americana, and I also play with the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra.
I teach fiddle for the Scots Music Group, and I also have private students. My preferred online platform for students that live further afield is zoom. I also have a First Class Honours degree in Applied Music.