Madeleine is based in the centre of Glasgow and is very easy to get to, on foot or by car.
If you don't live nearby, online lessons are always available as well!
Beginner to Advanced
Beginner to Intermediate
All ages catered for!
BMus (Hons) Traditional Music
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
I have experience teaching all ages and all abilities, from beginners looking to pick up a new skill to advanced players wanting to improve and express themselves and everything in between! I specialise in Celtic and Americana folk music, and can also teach general musicianship skills such as theory and writing music - whether you're learning for a hobby, to perform with a band, or to play with a singer.
I have developed my own skills through years of study. I started learning music when I was five years old, beginning with piano. I continued to learn classical piano until I finished high school. I began studying violin when I was eight, beginning with classical music but soon focusing on traditional music. For a while, I was lucky enough to have lessons on bagpipes, mandolin, guitar, and singing, and attended ensemble classes from string chamber orchestra to jazz ensemble to chorus.
I was fortunate to grow up in an area with a very lively music scene for a rural state, and - largely thanks to the Concord Community Music School - took advantage of all the opportunities I had to perform with and learn from local peers and professionals.
By the time I left New Hampshire to study traditional music and pursue a music career in Glasgow, I had been writing, arranging and performing in a band for four years. As a result, I was completely ready to take advantage of the abundance of music and musicians in a city with such a thriving traditional music scene. At university, I studied under Marie Fielding, Ali McCulloch, Greg Lawson, Jenn Butterworth, and many more of the best musicians and teachers in Scotland. I graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2019 with an honours degree, getting top marks for my final recital, in which I was accompanied by Rory Matheson, who currently plays in Fara and Trip; and Rufus Huggan, member of Snuffbox and fellow member of the Routes Quartet.
As a result of spending so much of of my life immersed in the creation, learning and teaching of music, I am eager to share my knowledge of music and how to play fiddle and piano, and can help you through every step of the way!