MUSIC TUTORS

Lamp House Music offer a fun, safe and creative environment for pupils of all ages, in which to develop an understanding and appreciation of music. 

Tutors who work out of Lamp House Music must be professional, qualified, contemporary, patient, passionate and enthusiastic – everything that a music teacher should be!  All are PVG Certified.

Lamp House Music’s tutors always take into consideration each pupil’s ability, ambitions, learning style and musical tastes – lessons are fun and inspiring but also informative.  Should a pupil wish to take gradings or sit music exams, our music tutors are happy to support pupils in this.

Whilst the music teachers at Lamp House Music are highly dependable, if a tutor must be absent, cover from another tutor will be provided.  On an extremely rare occasion where cover is impossible and a tutor can not be provided – payment would not be expected. 

Callum

Guitar / Bass Guitar / Piano / Music Theory

Callum is an Edinburgh College graduate, with a BA degree in Music.  Having played keyboard since 7 years old, Callum also went on to learn guitar and is now an expert in both.  In addition he has Grade 8 in 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 has performed at venues and festivals across Scotland in the indie/ska band, The Begbies.

Garry

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. 

Chris A

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.

Fraser

Guitar / Bass Guitar / Ukulele

Fraser is a professional musician and guitar tutor who lives and works in Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Fraser has been playing guitar for over 14 years and graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a 1st Class Honours degree in 2016.

Fraser brings a friendly and enthusiastic approach to his teaching and strives to help each of his students find their own joy in music. He has taught people of all ages to play guitar and has helped students pass SQA and Rockschool exams, pass university auditions, write and perform their own music, understand music theory and learn their favourite tunes!

As a professional guitarist, Fraser performs with some of Scotland’s top function bands and with various theatre companies. He also writes his own music and is currently putting together a band to perform his work.

Duncan

Bandjam / Guitar / Bass Guitar / Ukulele / Music Theory

Duncan graduated from Edinburgh Napier in 2018 with a BA(Hons) in Popular Music, his focus there was Guitar Performance, Studio Recording/Mixing and Music Composition. Over the years, he has developed a keen interest in beat-making, live looping, synthesis, sampling, sequencing, rhythm, harmony, arranging and production.

Working in the festival and theatre circuits, Duncan has played in the orchestra pit as a guitarist for many productions and musicals, he has also worked as a Music Assistant throughout East Dunbartonshire with small and large music ensembles and has helped schools succeed in choir competitions.

Duncan believes that music theory is fun and can be used as a tool to inform the music making process.  He has taught music theory up to university level, helping those who previously struggled, from very basic theory through to its intricacies.

Duncan is incredibly passionate about music, believing it fo be life changing and everyone deserving of the chance to have a positive experience with it.

Chris L

Violin / Viola / Piano / Guitar / Bass Guitar / Ukulele / Banjo

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Chris is a multi-instrumentalist – he teaches violin, piano, guitar, bass, ukulele and banjo, plus plays many others including bayan accordion, drums and a host of exotic string instruments.  Chris has been teaching music since he was 13 years old and has taught in several different countries and in three different languages.

Chris is a classical composer and trained choral conductor, he has performed with renowned musicians including Gary Novak and Frank Gambale and given a number of premieres of contemporary works.

He performs regularly as a jazz and folk violinist, has toured as a balkan-folk accordionist, is an accomplished classical pianist who particularly tends towards unusual and neglected works. Chris has a deep knowledge of classical repertoire and has also worked as an opera repetiteur in London and in Berlin.

When not playing music, Chris can be found performing all manner of circus arts including juggling, trapeze and fire performance. 

 

Penny

Piano / Recorder / Music Theory

Penny is an experienced music teacher who teaches individuals to a high standard and has an excellent pass rate in Associate Board and Trinity Guildhall examinations.  However, making music is firstly about enjoyment for Penny, and therefore exams are an option, not a necessity – Penny’s main aim for all  pupils being to pass on her own enthusiasm, love of music and musical creativity.

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.

Sam

Piano / Keyboard

Sam is a professional pianist, keyboard player and music tutor.

Beginning piano lessons at the very young age of 4, he quickly fell in love with the instrument. Through childhood, he played mostly classical music and won many piano competitions. 

Sam then became interested in jazz and more contemporary musical styles through which he learned to love music theory. In 2017 Sam earned his BA(hons) in Popular Music at Napier University.

Sam now works as a music teacher and performs with the sought-after events band Sahara at events throughout the UK. 

Sam is passionate about offering high-quality tuition within a fun, supportive environment.

Dave

Saxophone / Flute / Clarinet / Recorder

Dave is a professional saxophonist who believes that enjoyment should be at the core of playing music, and that learning to play an instrument should be compelling and inspiring as part of a larger world of music.

While studying for his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Glasgow, Dave played in rock bands, big bands, jazz orchestras, wind orchestras and theatre shows as well as cocktail jazz groups, sax quartets and clarinet quartets.

Originally classically trained, he switched to study solely jazz music for his final year of study and, after graduating with First Class Honours, Dave went to work as a musician on cruise ships where he played the sax, flute and clarinet with hundreds of different musicians from across the world including performers from London’s West End, former X-Factor celebrities and other international acts.

Upon returning to Scotland, Dave began playing in a successful function band, has worked as a session musician for a wide variety of music projects and enjoys helping others to find their own passion within music.

Shuna

Shuna studied music at Edinburgh College and Abertay University and has a BA Honours Degree in Music Performance. Shuna is an experienced songwriter and performer and has been gigging as a solo artist for over 6 years, as well as performing in other bands.

She has a real passion for music and wants to share that passion and enthusiasm with her students. Shuna’s lessons are relaxed and intended as fun and enjoyable for everyone.

Shuna’s music styles lie within the blues, pop and soul but she is happy helping students with any of their preferred genres of music.

Lynnette

Vocals / Piano / Flute / Recorder

Lynnette has a BA in Popular Music Performance through Abertay University, with a principle study in Vocals, however Lynnette also teaches piano and flute, and plays guitar, bass and recorder.

Lynnette has previously worked with Dads’ Rock Academy and Portobello Music School assisting with individual lessons and overseeing two children’s choirs, for ages 6+.   As well as teaching at Lamp House Music, she leads her own mummy-baby choir in Edinburgh. 

Lynnette’s vocal experience is vastly varied and having sung in many styles – including classical, musicals, rock and pop – Lynnette is happy to teach in a wide array of music genres.  Lynnette has also proved her ability to support pupils through graded exams, with a 100% pass rate.

Maria 

Vocals

With a BA Degree in  Popular Music from Edinburgh College, Maria regularly performs in her local area of West Lothian and also in Edinburgh.

Maria enjoys all genres of music, in particular jazz and pop, but is happy to teach any style. Maria also has grade 7 Music Theory and although her first instrument is vocals, she also plays a range of instruments including keyboard, drums and guitar.  

As well as having her own business through which she sings in retirement homes across Scotland, Maria is  a singer/songwriter and is currently woking on her first solo album.  In addition, Maria also works as an assistant in an after school music club, helping Primary 1s and 2s with their musical skills. 

Ryan

Drums

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. 

Eamonn

Drums / Music Technology

Originally from Motherwell, Eamonn now lives in Edinburgh, studying BA Popular Music at Napier University.  Eamonn has first-hand experience of sitting exams with drums as a first instrument, having himself obtained A’s in National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Music, and having also worked with many drum pupils studying the Rockschool syllabus, Eamonn is perfectly-placed for supporting and guiding students through exams and gradings.

Having amassed a wealth of knowledge from his own drum teacher (and then having exhausted his repertoire – moved on to the teacher of his drum teacher!), Eamonn is hugely enthusiastic and passionate about playing drums.  He loves to share this expertise with pupils of all ages and stages, which he does in a patient, mature manner with lessons tailored to the individual and their goals.

Eamonn also has a love for computers, and combining this with music, has mastered and can teach a broad range of music technology skills.  Eamonn can help pupils learn simple or complex ways in which to use Logic and Garageband, to include songwriting/music making, recording audio, using the programs’ extensive sounds’ library, effects, plugins, samplers etc to go from a song idea in your head to a completed piece of music.

Eamon is the drummer in indie rock band ‘Luna The Professor’, who were listed in Jim Gellatly’s ’10 for 2020′ and have played in venues all across Scotland, plus have had more than 70,000 streams on Spotify for just one song!

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The Lamp House
Station Yard, Hospital Rd,
Haddington East Lothian,
EH41 3PP
t: 01620 825630
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