Leith Primary is quite near the sea

December 22, 2016 § Leave a comment

Hi All

..one final post for the 2016 before i have a rest!

…heres a link to an interdisciplinary music project created over 5 weeks with P4s and 5s at Leith Primary as part of the Sounds Like Music singing and ukulele workshops. Well done to all the children who took part in the project, leading the way with their creative musical skills. Thanks so much to my co worker Nora Winstanley for her expert teaching and recording skills:)




New venue for the new year

December 15, 2016 § Leave a comment

After 5 years at the Calton Centre we are now relocating due to its imminent closure as a community venue.

But not to worry  as Happy Ears for 0-3s class starts again in the new year on Saturday 7th January 10-1050.

Its still a drop and still only £5 per session.

At St Margaret’s church, 170 Easter Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QE, a short walk form the Calton Centre.

Access via a short flight of steps and blue door to right of main church entrance.

See you all soon


Boost post

Ukulele at Hermitage Park primary school

November 8, 2016 § Leave a comment

I had a great experience teaching ukulele to P4s and P5s at Hermitage Park School in Leith from the start of term until last week. Its a shame to have to leave but the project is only funded for 5 weeks per class. It is part of a city-wide council initiative to provide ukulele tuition to P4s and 5s in the classroom setting. It has been a fantastic project to be involved with and long may it continue. I received some fantastic feedback from staff and learners. See the images below.


New classical guitar tuition video

October 27, 2016 § Leave a comment

Classes in October

August 21, 2016 § Leave a comment

Hi Everyone

As you all know there are no Happy Ears classes for 0-3s (or individual tuition) on the first Saturday of each month.

So no class on October 1st.

But there are classes on all the other Saturdays in October:)

See you all soon


No classes on the first Saturday of each month…

June 29, 2016 § Leave a comment

Hi All


I wanted to remind everyone that there will be no classes on the first Saturday of every month. Classes run weekly otherwise and theres no break for school holidays.

I hope to see you all soon



Busy times!

June 7, 2016 § Leave a comment

Hi All

I though I would give you all a quick update on what’s happening in the Happy Ears world…

I am making a short film with Oaklands school to be shown as part of “An Awfey huge fantastic variety performance” at the festival theatre on 22nd of June. Tickets are available here

…0-3 classes at The Calton Centre, EH7 5EP re-commence on 18/6 and will be on each week except first Saturday of each month 10-1050, Hall B2, except first Saturday of each month. We don’t stop for school holidays:) Still a drop in and only £5 per family, no extra cost for extra siblings and parents/carers/uncles/aunties

One to one tuition in ukulele and guitar continues at St Margarets church on Easter road. A few spaces still available for my Thursday holiday classes and Saturday sessions. Next block commences second week of July.

I have been assisting in teaching ukulele groups across the city in partnership with the councils “Sounds like music project” recently wrote a song with P5s at Leith primary, I plan to record this soon so watch this space.


Hoping for sun instead of rain..!