BMus (Hons), MMus - teacher of recorder and chamber music - studied saxophone with Sue McKenzie
and composition with Ken Dempster at
obtaining a Masters in composition from
under the guidance of Peter Nelson. He is in demand as a composer/arranger
and has written music for various ensembles across Edinburgh, including
"From dawn till dusk" for EYM's 21st birthday concert in 2019. He teaches recorder,
saxophone and clarinet in primary schools and privately, is the music
specialist at Early Days Nursery, sings with the choir of The Robin
Chapel, is a member of the Banyuls
saxophone quartet and is assistant Director of Music at St. Andrew's & St.
George's West Church.
Cross, BA Hons (Performing Arts - Music Major), PGCE (Primary) -
teacher of P1 musical play, musical foundations, and choir - teaches at Buckstone Primary
School and works for the National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS), teaching Kodaly musicianship in Edinburgh primary schools. She
has twice travelled to Hungary, to observe best practice in Early Years
and Primary music in the home country of the Kodaly method. She studied violin with Maurice Memmot and has
played with the Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra since moving to Edinburgh in
Cross - teacher of pre-school musical play - was
one of EYM's first pre-school pupils at its inception in 1998, attending
classes for 12 years, before becoming an assistant & subsequently
joining the teaching staff. She
studied both Music Performance and Technical Theatre at
& has several years' experience working in childcare, specialising
in early years education. Mairi
is the director of
Thistle N' Thorn Productions musical theatre company and also takes freelance work
in various aspects of theatre.
LTCL - teacher of violin, viola and string orchestra -
taught violin & viola at The Mary Erskine School & Stewart's
Melville College for many years and currently works with the younger
pupils at St. Mary's Music School, as well as teaching privately.
She sings with the Chapter House Singers, plays violin with Scottish
plays early stringed instruments with the Edinburgh Renaissance
Hons (singing teaching endorsement), ALCM - teacher of musical workshop classes and choir -
studied singing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in Glasgow, winning the Prize for Vocal
Ensemble with the Athena Quartet in her first year. She
is a freelance soprano soloist, has worked as a Kodaly musicianship teacher in primary schools and is
currently a full-time singing teacher in Stirling Council High Schools. She is on the music staff of NYCoS Stirling Choir and
is a vocal coach for the NYCoS National Girls Choir.
Holden, BA Hons (string teaching endorsement), PGDip - teacher of
cello and chamber music - began her musical studies on
cello at the age of nine, initially in the RCS Junior Department where
she won the Nan Christie Memorial Prize. She later went on to
study full time with Myra Chahin. Cindy has participated
in many master-classes with artists including Alexander Baillie,
Anna Shuttleworth and Johannes Goritzki. She worked as a cello teacher in Stirling Council Schools
for many years. She currently works as a cello teacher at
Cargilfield Prep School and takes private pupils at her home in Falkirk, as well as in Edinburgh.
Caitlin Morgan - teacher of musicianship - gained a qualification to teach Silver level musicianship for NYCoS
alongside her studies for a music degree at the
Edinburgh. She has participated in the
International Kodaly Symposium, has been Musical Director & rehearsal
pianist for several Edinburgh
companies, is currently an accompanist for NYCoS Edinburgh Choirs and
worked as an assistant for EYM P2 Musical Workshop and Choir classes prior
to joining the teaching staff.
Murray, B.Mus. - Director of Edinburgh Young Musicians, and teacher of
recorder - has been organising extra-curricular
musical activities for children for over 30 years. As a freelance flautist
she plays at
weddings and other functions as well as concerts. She has taught the flute at primary,
secondary and tertiary levels and her private flute-teaching practice
covers all ages and stages. She is a Trustee and former Director of
the Scottish Schools Orchestra Trust
which runs residential courses and
occasional days of orchestral playing for children aged 8 to 15.
Simon Rennard, MMus,
BMus (Hons), LTCL - teacher of recorder -
is a woodwind instructor in
Edinburgh schools & takes private recorder & bassoon
pupils. Since completing his studies in Edinburgh, Glasgow &
Amsterdam, his work as a freelance bassoonist has included playing with
orchestras including the Scottish Chamber, Royal Scottish National, London
Philharmonic, Britten-Pears, British Youth Opera, Flevolands Symphony
& Manchester Camerata. He
has also been a double reed specialist for Sistema Scotland in Stirling.
Robbie, BMus (Hons) -
teacher of musical foundations and choir -
a music graduate of Edinburgh Napier University, where she studied
saxophone with Sue McKenzie and wrote her undergraduate dissertation on
the Kodaly method of music education. She teaches musicianship for NYCoS,
is Music Director of Accord, an Edinburgh-based female choir, and has
worked for a number of Youth Music Initiative projects in nurseries and
primary schools. Helen has twice travelled to Hungary to observe best
practice in Early Years and Primary music in the home country of the
Kodaly method and has completed post-graduate modules in Kodaly Pedagogy
with NYCoS and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Dip.Mus - teacher of violin, viola and chamber music - is Senior String Teacher at the High School of
Dundee, where she teaches violin and viola and directs the Symphony
Orchestra and various string ensembles. She has been Musical Director of a
variety of educational projects in Canada and America combining classical and
Scottish traditional music. She plays with Scottish Sinfonia and performs and records for BBC Radio Scotland
as string player, keyboard player and
vocalist. Gill is an examiner for Scottish Fiddle Music at the RCS and is a former Classic FM Music Teacher of the Year in
Taylor, MA (Hons), PGCE (Secondary), DipABRSM - teacher of violin and
chamber music - has taught in a variety of settings since 2007 including English and
primary teaching. She teaches violin in
schools & is building up a private violin & piano teaching
practice in Edinburgh & Perthshire.
She is a former pupil of St Mary's
School, where she studied violin & piano.
She plays violin with Scottish Sinfonia.