Since the age of 16 I have been teaching music, individually as well as in groups. I try to make my lessons fun and engaging to all students, making sure that students get what they want out of lessons and are always learning something that they enjoy. I try to make an extra effort in preparing for each lesson by writing or arranging music or exercises specifically for the needs of the student or by listening to songs that they would like to learn.
I am particularly passionate about Music theory and will always try to include it in my lessons. I feel it is very important for students to understand what they are doing and why they are doing it, in order for them to become accomplished musicians.
Private Tuition in Music
I am available for private tuition in Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Drums, Ukulele, Mandolin, Voice or Music Theory. I have years of experience and a PVG certificate from Disclosure Scotland. If you have any queries please use the contact form at the top of the page or click here
I am involved in several teaching projects in Edinburgh and the surrounding area.
Lamp House Music
Lamp House Music is a Music School and Rehearsal Studio based in Haddington where I plan and teach many one-to-one lessons. The lessons include a range of ages from young children to adults.
Totally Sound is a youth music project for young people aged 12-18. I provide guitar and keyboard tutoring, advice for playing in bands and writing songs, and run recording sessions.
Sounds Like Friday
Sounds Like Friday Website
I work for the Edinburgh Council program Sounds Like Friday where I teach a guitar class at Oxgangs Primary School.
Adult Education Website
I teach evening music courses for the City of Edinburgh Council Adult Education Program.
Sounds Like Music
In collaboration with the Youth Music Initiative, I have been teaching a 5-week long Ukulele course across primary schools in Edinburgh.
‘Mixed Strings’ at Bruntsfield Parents Forum
Bruntsfield Parents Website
I conduct a string group for the Bruntsfield Parents Forum after-school clubs. I arrange all the music and prepare the children for performances.
Clive’s Easylearn Pop Music Schools
I taught Guitar, Bass, Drums and Keyboard at Clive’s Easylearn Pop Music Schools.
Excel Sports – Rock School
I tutored at a week long Rock School course every summer as part of the Excel Sports Rock School.