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Ms Sarah Whiteside
Ms Sarah Whiteside

MSc Music Therapy
MLitt Creative Writing
BAHons (Philosophy & Literature)
ABRSM Cello Grade 8
ABRSM Piano Grade 7
Instruments: Cello
Music theory
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Hello! I offer creative, friendly and inspiring one-to-one tuition for children and adults. Lessons are designed around each student, with the emphasis on expressive and playful music-making, supported by the development of technique and musicianship. Students choose music they love to work on during lessons.

I'm a classically trained cellist and pianist, and a trained music therapist, with experience of playing in all sorts of bands and ensembles. Now focusing on my teaching work, I take a holistic approach based on an understanding that learning to play an instrument engages the mind-body as a whole and fosters a range of social and emotional skills alongside musical ones. I am also a student of the Alexander Technique and find this increasingly informs my playing and teaching.

I'm able to teach cello students from beginner to advanced and piano students up to around grade V. I also offer training in music theory and songwriting and have a particular interest in the relationship between music and words.

I have experience of working with the ABRSM exam syllabus for both cello and piano and am a member of the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme.

Contact Sarah

Address: Portobello
EH15 2BG
Phone: 07754452637
Mobile: 07754452637
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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