25 September, 2019
It’s been a really busy summer of teaching, weddings and events. I’ve loved playing at lots of different venues and one of my favourites was Dumfries House in Ayrshire. I’ve often played there for their Christmas events but it was my first wedding there, and it was beautiful!
After a busy few months, I enjoyed a wee break away in mid-September to Fethiye, Turkey. We usually go for city breaks with lots of sightseeing and exploring so a beach holiday was a bit different for us. We spent lots of time relaxing at the beach and reading, something I wish I had more time for in daily life!
Since coming back from holiday, I’ve started on a new music project working with pupils in Additional Support Needs, Primary and Secondary schools to write songs and instrumental music. At the end of the project all the pupils will come together for a performance of their work. It’s a really lovely and rewarding project to be part of and I’m looking forward to creating music with the pupils over the next few months.
As always, thanks very much for reading and for all the likes and comments on my Facebook page. It’s really appreciated!
11 July, 2019
I hadn’t realised how long it’s been since I last posted! I’ve mostly been using my Facebook page to share wee updates and photos, but I’m going to start posting shorter news updates more regularly on here.
I’ve had another busy year with lots of interesting and varied work. I completed a two-year creative learning project with P5-7 in schools across Ayrshire. It was a really interesting project and I love working with that age group, they’re so full of ideas and energy.
After the project finished I had a busy summer of weddings and events, then in October I started as YMI Coordinator for Inverclyde Council. During my six months there I designed and coordinated a music programme for P5 classes across 20 schools. I spent half my time on the office side of things, and half in schools delivering whole-class music sessions. One of my highlights was a brilliant song one class wrote called “The Dog Ate My Homework”. It was something that had actually happened to a pupil’s maths worksheet that week!
I’m busy with weddings and events again this summer as well as my regular weekly harp teaching. I’ve taken on some new pupils recently and it’s great to see so many people interested in playing the harp.
Thanks for reading and for all the Facebook likes, comments and shares – it’s really appreciated!