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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 musician 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, alongside my private teaching practice. I also have a First Class Honours degree in Applied Music. My latest project, The TAM Sessions (Tune, Art, Make) combines 2 of my favourite things- music and crafting. This is a mental wellness project with a focus on Community and joy!
I have more examples of my playing on my YouTube page.
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