Mandolin Lessons

The mandolin has a long distinguished history. It evolved from the lute in Italy and was a popular instrument in the Baroque period.  Notable composers such as Vivaldi wrote important pieces for it.

This was the first instrument I ever picked up as my dad had two bowlback mandolins when I was a kid. They unfortunately went missing when we moved house, but it was always at the back of my mind to have a real go at playing one when I was older

I now own my own bowlback mandolin as well as a flat back.

I teach a variety of styles ranging from Folk to Bluegrass and Classical and take all levels of students, from beginning and upwards, so if youíre just starting out, donít worry! Lessons can be 30 mins or an hour, itís up to you. The first step is to contact me and we can discuss your needs and interests.

I am available in Edinburgh from 9am to 8pm on weekdays, and some weekends.

In Glasgow, I am available one Saturday a month, by arrangement.

Prices ( per half hour )



Weekdays until 5pm



Evenings 5 - 8pm and weekends



Your first three lessons are paid individually, thereafter payment is one month or 4 lessons in advance.

CANCELLATIONS - If you cancel with more than 24 hrs notice, you will not be charged and you can opt for a catch up lesson in addition to your quota, or carry your credits over to your next scheduled time.
If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, then you will be charged for the full lesson price or you can opt for a catch up lesson in addition to your scheduled quota. If no notice is given of cancellation, then you will be charged the full lesson price and you will not be given the option of a catch up lesson.
CATCH UP LESSONS - any cancellation will result in a full charge for the lesson