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Music Lessons in Edinburgh

I am a classically trained double bassist with a BA (musical studies) and a singer songwriter having released 5 albums, my most recent album Cycles of Life was released on Linn Records in 2013 and I have new album coming out later this year. I compose my own string arrangements for my songs and play bass on my recordings. I play piano and guitar to accompany my songs.

I have a great deal of performance and teaching experience and feel I have a lot to offer pupils.

Tutoring Experience

Would you like to learn the double bass, or brush up on your technique ?
I am an experienced double bassist having studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Conservatoire.
I have been teaching for 10 years now and offer a solid grounding in all aspects of the double bass technique, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

I have been enjoying teaching piano for 3 years and have experience in leading up to the ABRSM and Trintiy exams, with excellent results. I cycle to pupils homes to teach, depending on the area or the pupil comes to me.

I am an experienced singer/songwriter, regularly performing my own music throughout Scotland and internationally. I have a great deal of experience singing live, and have just started to teach singing. I can include songwriting techniques if required.

Please contact me for more information - looking forward to hearing from you.

Tutoring Approach

It is important to me to create a good rapport with the pupil and lessons are always relaxed and enjoyable.

For double bass beginners I usually start with the Simandl Method - a methodical approach to learning the technique. I focus on establishing good left hand shape and bowing technique.

For piano pupils I teach using the Piano Adventures books, which are fun and encouraging for beginners. Pupils usually make quick progress using this method. I have experience with leading up to ABRSM exams.

I offer practice techniques and music theory. The lessons are always in tune with what the individuality of the pupil.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Royal Conservatoire1997CollegeBA (musical studies)
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