Teaching

Grant dedicates a large amount of time to teaching accordion both privately and in groups. From complete beginners through to more experienced players, he is able to cater for any skill level a player is at with the key aim of making the accordion an enjoyable instrument to learn. With a large repertoire of classical, continental and traditional music, Grant is able to teach across different genres and keep lessons both interesting and fun.

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As a senior tutor with Musicworks at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Grant has been a key part in running the East Ayrshire Traditional Music Centre in Cumnock. The centre gives those still in school the opportunity to be taught traditional music in a safe and fun environment. As well as private accordion lessons, Grant leads larger mixed instrument groups and integrates different aspects of the Scottish tradition in to lessons.

He is also delivering traditional youth music workshops as a tutor with the fantastic Feis Rois throughout Dumfries and Galloway. This provides those in primaries 5-7 with the opportunity to learn about traditional music over an 8 week course through different mediums; accordion, whistle, ukulele, song etc. Alongside many talented tutors, Grant is able to educate and deliver these traditional music workshops in a fun and relevant way that encourages children to be enthusiastic about the wonderful culture Scotland has to offer.

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Closer to home, Grant organised the first ever Fèis in Paisley in 2015. Gaelic for Paisley Festival, Fèis Phàislig provides instrumental tuition, singing and drama for children aged 8-18 across Renfrewshire with some of Scotland’s leading traditional musicians and tutors. Find out more at www.feisphaislig.com.