Very carefully selected – our music tutors must be professional, qualified, contemporary and enthusiastic – we want to ensure that our pupils have fun whilst soaking up information.
We have an excellent team of tutors who work out of Lamp House Music, who are featured below.
Lamp House Music offers a fun, safe and creative environment for pupils of all ages in which to develop their understanding and appreciation for music.
Guitar / Ukulele / Bass Guitar / Bandjam
Chris is a professional musician who is experienced in teaching students with a wide range of ages, abilities and social backgrounds. He has taught one-to-one lessons and also facilitated larger group workshops as a specialist youth worker for various organisations in the East Lothian and Edinburgh areas.
Chris is competent with numerous music genres, and the theory that goes behind them, including rock, pop and jazz. He plays guitar and sings backing vocals for The Klones, a popular function band in the area, in addition to performing with various bands that write their own original music.
Chris is currently in his fourth year at Napier University, studying on the Popular Music course as a mature student.
Guitar / Bass Guitar / Piano / Music Theory
Luke studies Guitar with a focus on jazz but he also has a keen interest for folk and contemporary acoustic guitar playing as well as rock/pop/blues electric guitar playing. Luke also studies jazz piano but started out learning and working through the traditional classical piano grades. Luke enjoys exploring popular music theory and performance by putting this to good practical use, as is evident in his one-man variety shows which have had full runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festivals 2016 and 2017 – combining music and magic with theatre and comedy.
Guitar / Bass Guitar / Mandolin / Piano / Bagpipes / Whistles / Music Theory
Garry is a professional musician and tutor, who teaches at various youth workshops and music classes and has lots of experience with both one-to-one and group lessons.
Garry graduated from Edinburgh University with a BMus (Hons) Music Technology after having completed a HNC Music Performance at Stevenson College. He has a range of experience in different styles including rock, jazz, folk and classical and he plays lots of instruments including the Guitar, Bass, Piano, Mandolin, Ukulele and Drums as well as the Bagpipes and Whistles. He is also a grade 8 classical singer and former member of the National Youth Choir of Scotland.
One of Garry’s passions is musical theory and he enjoys teaching pupils why they are learning, moulding them into great all-round musicians as well as instrumentalists.
He plays professionally in a swing band for weddings and corporate functions all over Scotland as well as local venues. Garry is also an experienced Sound Recordist and Live Sound and Lighting Technician.
Guitar / Bass Guitar / Piano / Keyboard / Music Theory
Since graduating, Callum has been tutoring pupils privately and also working for the Dads Rock Academy in Edinburgh, assisting children and their parents as they work towards their annual end of year show.
As a guitarist and keyboardist, Callum has built a respectable reputation in the industry, working in various genres including blues, funk, hip hop and electronica. Callum has also worked as a guitar tech for bands including Idlewild, created music composition for a computer game and worked at WHALE teaching song-writing to pupils of all ages. Callum plays in an indie/ska band, The Begbies, who have performed at venues and festivals across Scotland.
Double Bass / Bass Guitar / Piano / Guitar / Ukulele / Composition
With a Bachelor of Arts in Popular Music, in which he specialised with an ABRSM Diploma in Instrumental Teaching, Simon has applied over 10 years experience as a bassist and composer to his teaching practice focusing on enabling his students to grow a greater enthusiasm and love for music and sound.
As a teacher he specialises in bass guitar and double bass, jazz and composition. He also teaches beginner piano, keyboard/synth, ukulele and guitar in many different genres. Simon tailors lessons to the student’s individual learning style and encourages ear training/active listening, sight reading and transcription in lessons.
Amongst others, Simon’s musical heroes are Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and also film composers Bernard Herrmann and Michael Kamen, conductors Daniel Barenboim and unique artists such as Bjork.
Simon plays double bass and bass guitar regularly with jazz bands in the city, plus with the Nicole Smit Trio and as part of Luke Closely’s Mugician show. Other work includes psych-rock band Soufon Fang and the Maxwell String Quartet.
Electric Guitar / Bass / Harmony / Guitar Improvisation / Music Reading
Scott D Whitefield
Violin / Viola / Cello / Fiddle / String Group / Music Theory
Scott’s previous roles have included Leader of Fiddlesticks Orchestra, for which he was Principal Violinist and voluntary General Manager. He facilitated numerous rehearsals, sectionals as well as stepping in as conductor.
Scott is also the Violist of GDA Quartet and peripatetic Strings Tutor for Midlothian Council. He has performed with numerous orchestras in and around Edinburgh as a Violinist and Violist.
Scott has vast experience of working with groups and individuals of a wide range of ages, abilities and social backgrounds. He aims to make lessons enjoyable and relaxed, helping pupils learn and improve their playing whether that be for enjoyment or preparing for grading exams/auditions.
Vocals / Piano / Flute
Vocals / Trumpet
Drums / Music Technology
Ryan is a passionate and experienced drummer and tutor with many years experience playing for theatre groups, jazz orchestras, and ensembles of all styles. He received his BMus (Hons) in popular music performance through Kingston University, undertaken at Edinburgh College – receiving the Marsden Citizenship award in 2015.
Ryan was involved in the creation of Dad’s Rock Academy in Edinburgh and as such, has taught a wide age range of pupils – always aiming to provide a fun but educational approach to lessons. His specialised styles include funk, latin, afro-cuban, jazz, blues and rock.
Extremely motivated and passionate about music (especially drums!) Ryan has performed in bands and projects across the country. Previous experiences include playing over 70 shows in the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, performing with professional ballroom dancer Tibor Poc, and touring with the Robin Robertson Blues Band.
Flute / Clarinet / Saxophone / Recorder / Piano / Music Theory
From Edinburgh, during his high school years, Michael played with several local wind bands and orchestras as well as many of the ensembles in his high school. Michael then went on to study for a BA Honours at Edinburgh Napier University, specialising in flute performance under the tutelage of Andrea Kuypers and Katherin Bryan.
Michael has been teaching woodwind since his first year at University and aims to prioritise students’ aims and goals in lessons. He has an excellent pass rate in ABRSM and Trinity exams, but also keeps lessons varied and interesting by using different musical styles.
Saxophone / Piano
Jennie graduated last year with a BMus (Hons) degree in Classical Music, where she specialised in saxophone performance. Jennie has a passion for education and enjoyed researching different methods of music education as part of her degreee. Jennie has always enjoyed playing various styles of music, including classical and jazz, she also experimented with contemporary, 20th century music during her degree.
Jennie has a lot of experience teaching both individual and group lessons and has taught students of all ages and abilities. Jennie always aims to create a happy learning environment and to make lessons fun and enjoyable for every student.
Piano / Recorder / Music Theory
Penny has qualifications in practical music, musical theory, dance and music composition, she plays regularly at wedding ceremonies, as well as being Music Leader and Kirknewton and East Calder Church where she also runs a vocal group who perform each Sunday and at events in the Church Calendar.
Samantha also trained as an Occupational Therapist, working in the field of Mental Health, and is interested in the connection of music to health and well being. She is enthusiastic about teaching piano to anyone who feels it could be of therapeutic benefit to them within their current life circumstances.
Samantha is based at Lamp House Music during the day, and as such is particularly suited to teaching adults.
Piano / Violin
Please note that Lamp House Music is closed for business from Saturday 30 June until Monday 16 July 2018.
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Lamp House Music
The Lamp House
Station Yard, Hospital Rd,
Haddington East Lothian,
t: 01620 825630
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