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 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 Edinburgh Council Adult Education Programme, Scots Music Group, and I also have private students. My preferred online platform for students that live further afield is zoom. I have a First Class Honours degree in Applied Music and will begin study at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in September on their MEd in Learning and Teaching in the Arts Masters degree programme.