MUSIC TUTORS

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.

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.

Sarah

Bass Guitar / Guitar / Ukulele / Piano / Bandjam 

Sarah is an undergraduate student currently studying for her degree in Music at Edinburgh College, with bass guitar as her first instrument. With over a decade’s experience playing and learning music in a variety of styles, ranging from classical guitar to funk, pop and rock, Sarah has a wide repertoire to share in all of the instruments that she plays and teaches.

Having studied music in High School, Sarah has first-hand experience of preparing for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher performance exams and expertly draws on this to best support pupils to succeed in their own experience.

Sarah’s lessons are very pupil-centred, with an emphasis on music as a fun and fulfilling experience.  Sarah takes great care and pride in her adaptable teaching methods, tailoring lessons to fit the learning styles and needs of individual students.

Out-with her work and studies, Sarah enjoys playing in bands and collaborating with fellow musicians to create music, gigging in various venues around Edinburgh.  

Honza

Guitar / Ukulele / Bandjam

Honza Kourimsky is a Czech born guitarist/composer/performer with a BA (Hons) Popular Music, and an MSc in Composition for The Screen.

His teaching experience includes tutoring students on the Edinburgh Napier University music programme, providing private tuition to students of various ages, previously acting as a cover tutor at Lamp House Music.

As well as his first publication of the guitar book “Tapping Discovered” in 2020, Honza is an active musician touring around the UK with various bands and ensembles, playing events varying from small pub gigs to festivals.

Honza is passionate about guitar playing and supporting others’ interest in it. He particularly enjoys working with people who are fired up about music making and want to express themselves creatively.  

Bobby

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.

Duncan

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 Dumbartonshire 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 to be life-changing and everyone deserving of the chance to have a positive experience with it.

Filip

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.

Adél

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

Piano

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. 

Annie

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. 

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!

Find out more about Music Lessons at Lamp House Music

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Lamp House Music
The Lamp House
Station Yard, Hospital Rd,
Haddington East Lothian,
EH41 3PP
t: 01620 825630
e: info@lamphousemusic.co.uk
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