Private Tution : I am not currently offering in-person tuition, but please check out the workshops etc I will be teaching this year below.
October Mandolins 2021
I am running a few online workshops and led sessions in October 2021. If you would like to join, just drop me an email!
Sunday 17th October 2pm : Toria’s 50th. I’ll be teaching this tricky tune by ear (sheet music/TAB provided if you need it). Aimed at upper intermediate and advanced mandolin players.
Sunday 17th October 3.30pm : A chord and rhythm workshop aimed at those who have a bit of experience already, but would like to build upon it. All welcome
Thursday 21st Oct 2pm : We’ll learn a great Bluegrass standard called Big Sciota. This will be an easy going class for intermediate players. Sheet music/TAB provided in advance
Thursday 21st Oct 6pm : Intermediate led session. I’ll provide sheet music/TAB and practice tracks in advance for a mix of Scottish, American an Scandi tunes. We’ll take them at a steady tempo.
Thursday 21st Oct 7.15pm : Upper Intermediate/Advanced led session. As above, but trickier tunes and a bit more fiery!
Glasgow School of Folk
Back in 2019 John Somerville, Adam Sutherland, Calum MacCrimmon and I decided to start an adult summer school in Glasgow. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to meet in person again since, although did enjoy a few online events! Keep an eye on the Glasgow School of Folk facebook page for future plans!
Glasgow Mandolin Band
I have started a relaxed mandolin band which meets once a month in Partick in Glasgow, but currently halted due to covid restrictions. We sometimes meet online. It is for all ages and abilities and I provide music in advance for those who would like to look at it, but we go everything together. All mandolin players welcome, just drop me an email if you’d like more info.
Classes & Workshops
Monday nights during term time I teach mandolin at The Glasgow Folk Music Workshop. Info here
Wednesday nights during term time I teach mandolin at the YMI Falkirk Trad Project. Info here
14th-17th Feb 2020 : Mandolin tutor at Fèis Gleann Albainn Adult Fèis in Fort Augustus – info
3rd – 9th April : Tutor with the National Youth Folk Ensemble
12th-16th July 2020 – School of Folk, Glasgow. I’ll be teaching mandolin and School of Folk Orchestra at our summer school for adults! info
Scottish Music Academy (Online)
I am very honoured to be part of a wonderful tutor team over at the Scottish Music Academy. Head over and check out the courses on offer. They are pre-recorded so you can learn at your own pace https://scottishmusicacademy.com/