I design and deliver music workshops for children and adults in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Borders. I also lead CPD training events for Early Years workers, nursery staff and primary school class teachers. A primary school teacher by training, I also teach music in schools for pupils with additional support needs.
I believe that music is not just a personal experience, but also a social one, whether music-making with others or when performing to an audience. This ethos is reflected in the dynamics of the workshops, which allow for both individual and group exploration and expression.
The Flow Music Workshops is a meeting of many experiences. For several years I taught the P1 classes at the Portobello Music School in addition to running my own community classes and workshops in Edinburgh. I have also worked with the RSAMD in their MusicWorks outreach programme, Fèisean nan Gàidheal, and the Scots Music Group. In my spare time I run The Flow, a popular web site on traditional flute playing and continue to run FluteFling traditional flute and whistle classes in Edinburgh.
A traditional musician for 30 years, I have played in many settings and draw on this rich experience in my workshops. A former archaeologist and graphic designer, a passion for music led me into teaching. I began to take my music into schools after qualifying as a Primary School teacher in 2008. I also continue to work in schools as a classroom and music teacher.