Lamp House Music is a fun, safe and creative environment for pupils to explore the wonderful world of music!
Tutors who work out of Lamp House Music must be professional, qualified, contemporary, patient, passionate and enthusiastic.
We value each pupil as an individual, tutors will consider and nurture each pupil’s ability, ambitions, personality, learning style and musical tastes
Should a pupil wish to take gradings or sit music exams, our music tutors are happy to provide support.
All Tutors teaching at Lamp House Music are PVG Certified.
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.
Guitar / Ukulele / Bass Guitar / Bandjam
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 / Ukulele
Bobby recently completed the MA Music (Masters) program at Leeds Conservatoire and previously earned his BA Honours degree in Music at Edinburgh Napier University.
With 13 years experience as a music tutor, Bobby has taught all ages and abilities at Rookie Rockstars, The Rock Project and Falkirk Community Trust, plus in high schools, youth clubs and summer camps. His teaching is driven by the students’ wants and needs and he can guide a pupil through any stage of their musical journey.
As a professional guitarist, Bobby has amassed a broad portfolio which includes musical director and lead guitarist for Grammy-nominated jazz artist Andromeda Turre; as arranger and featured soloist in swing band Radio Pachuco, and leading the modern jazz outfit The Bobby Osborne Band plus theatre, studio and pit work.
As a composer, Bobby has written scores for film and museum exhibits for a variety of formats and ensembles. As a member of the band Kung Fu Academy, he released three E.P.s of original music to critical acclaim and toured throughout the country.
Guitar / Bass Guitar / Ukulele / Music Theory / Bandjam
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.
Piano / Violin / Viola / Music Theory
Filip is a Czech composer, conductor, and orchestrator now based in Edinburgh.
After studying at the Brno Conservatory in the Czech Republic, he continued in Composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland from which he achieved First Class Honors.
Filip has been teaching piano, strings, and music theory at various institutions for the past 6 years to children of all ages and abilities, plus adults. Filip strives to understand each pupil as an individual, connecting with their own personal learning style and music tastes, and tailoring lessons to best encourage their progress. He is happy to teach all genres of music in his lessons, from classical, to musical theatre to popular.
Filip’s a winner of the C4’s Composition Competition in New York City (2017) and the recipient of the Edinburgh Studio Opera Composition Award for the Best New Opera (2019).
In 2020, Filip was chosen by an internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Bright Sheng to serve as a Composition Fellow at the festival “Intimacy of Creativity” in Hong Kong.
Violin / Viola / Piano
Lasma is a Latvian violinist who has been based in Scotland since 2016.
She is a recent graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with 2:1 honors. Before coming to Scotland, Lasma gained comprehensive music education in Latvia for 13 years.
During her time at RCS, Lasma participated in many masterclasses, competitions and projects, such as playing and performing with members of Brodsky Quartet and Hebrides Ensemble.
Lasma regularly participates in musical theatre productions, and she is passionate about collaboration with artists across all disciplines.
Lasma has been teaching violin, viola and piano for the past 6 years, both in a music school setting and privately. She firmly believes that teaching should be based on everyone’s individual needs and there should be no limitations to specific genres when it comes to repertoire
Piano / Violin / Recorder / Music Theory
Adél has over a decade’s worth of experience in teaching music, having started in the profession shortly after graduating from high school.
Since then, Adél has achieved her Bachelors Degree in Music from The University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, where she focused on Piano Pedagogy under the tutelage of the internationally esteemed pedagogue, Dr. Liezl-Maret Jacobs, while also studying violin under Violeta Osorhean, the associate concert master for the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra.
Adél was awarded her degree, with Distinction, in 2012 and continued to teach in South Africa until relocating to Scotland in 2020, where she has once again taken up teaching private pupils as well as teaching with Lamp House Music.
Adél prides herself in treating each student as an individual and utilising various learning styles in each lesson. She especially loves teaching beginners as she is a firm believer in the creation of strong foundations. Her lessons include elements of technique, theory and artistry.
Donald graduated as a pianist from the RSAMD (now known as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) in 1989 with a B.A. Music Performance and since then has built a career covering many areas of the music industry.
He has taught the piano privately and in schools for over 30 years, in addition to his successful career as a music editor and typesetter. Donald now works as a freelance music editor and typesetter, producing scores for many of the UK’s top publishers, accompanies two choirs in Dalkeith and Edinburgh, and has composed several books of celtic piano music, choral and instrumental music.
Donald’s approach to teaching is led by each student’s taste and although primarily a classically-orientated teacher, Donald enjoys introducing contemporary styles such as jazz and pop into lessons to keep things fresh and interesting, whilst always focussing on correctly developing a pupil’s technique.
Vocals / Songwriting
Annie is a professional singing tutor, vocalist and songwriter. Graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with an Honours degree in Popular Music, Annie has performed and written music for over 10 years.
Having taught many private one-to-one voice lessons in a variety of styles including pop, rock, soul and country, Annie’s teaching style is friendly and engaging. With lessons paced at an appropriate level to the student – Annie is always keen to encourage each individual to truly enjoy their music and craft.
Annie can also support those who would like to get started or build confidence with their songwriting. Having experience of writing within folk, indie, pop and soul – and an in-depth understanding of elements such as melody, harmony, lyrics and arrangement – Annie is well-placed to help pupils develop their songwriting skills.
Annie has recorded original material with lead and backing vocals, guitar and keys for many years. With an album and many EPs to her name, she frequently performs across Scotland, has appeared at Quay Sessions, STV2 and XpoNorth and had airplay on BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio Scotland and Amazing Radio. In addition to her own material, Annie has performed at many weddings and events as a function singer.
Awarded his BA Honours degree in Music Performance, plus Grade 8 in Vocals, Louie graduated from the Academy of Music and Sound in Edinburgh.
With a real adoration for music and teaching, Louie loves to share this passion with pupils in his relaxed and student-focused lessons.
Louie loves all genres of music, he specialises in soul and rock music, however is adept at teaching in any style. Accomplished in singing, Louie also plays numerous musical instruments, including guitar and bass, which further compliment his music theory knowledge and skills.
Louie is an experienced songwriter and performer – as well as gigging as a solo musician for seven years, Louie has performed to sell-out audiences in renowned venues across Scotland, including ‘The Garage’ and ‘The Caves’ with his band Saint Ambrose.
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.
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!
Drums / Percussion
Jonathan was 12 when he first performed on stage as a percussionist in Glasgow, he went on to have a career as professional drummer and percussionist. Passionate about maintaining and raising the profile of Popular Music in Education, Jonathan spearheaded music development in Higher Education for many years in the UK, and was the Chair of London’s Arts Board.
Personal drummer to Richard Gere in the (deservedly forgotten!) movie, ‘King David’, Jonathan has made appearances on live radio and TV. He has also performed in a touring production of ‘Die Fledermaus’, as Narrator of Children’s Music with the Hertfordshire Orchestra and regularly in the Edinburgh Fringe.
Formed with leading performers from London’s rock scene, Jonathan’s band ‘The Brill Band’ have appeared in many private events and shows, playing blues and Jazz, in a unique intimate style.
Jonathan’s drive comes from his love of performance – the buzz and ‘pull of the groove’.
Find out more about Music Lessons at Lamp House Music
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Station Yard, Hospital Rd,
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