About Us

About Us

Glasgow Children’s Music School is a specialist Children’s Music School based in the West End of Glasgow, Cathcart and Milngavie. We offer early years’ adult and child classes, music classes for preschool aged children and children in Primary 1, holiday camps as well as small group, 1:1 and 2:1 lessons on a range of instruments for children. 

We teach using a progressive, Kodaly inspired music curriculum and offer a fun and inclusive learning environment where each child is supported to achieve his or her own musical potential.

All our Music Tutors are professional musicians who have many years’ experience teaching children and young beginners. We are a learning destination with the Children’s University Glasgow in partnership with the University of Strathclyde which recognises our Music School as a provider of high-quality musical instruction. All tutors are PVG scheme registered.

Meet the team

Katie Hepburn, Founder and Director

Katie graduated with a BA honours degree in Applied Music from the University of Strathclyde in 2003 where she studied violin and specialised in community teaching. She spent a year working in a preschool before returning to study a Masters of Music at the University of Newcastle where she graduated with distinction in 2005.

Since then Katie has enjoyed a varied freelance career teaching music and violin in early years settings and primary schools. She has taught and led projects for the National Youth Choirs of Scotland, Royal Conservatoire Scotland, Reel Kids Music Club and Scottish Book Trust and was a Music Producer for the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for over 10 years.

In 2013 she spotted a gap in the market for children’s music classes that were fun and engaging for both children and parents/ carers alike yet didn’t compromise on high musical standards.

She regularly attends training workshops, events and courses to develop her skills and teaching practise. When she isn’t working, Katie enjoys running and being a mum to her three children.

Katie Hepburn, Founder and Director

Katie graduated with a BA honours degree in Applied Music from the University of Strathclyde in 2003 where she studied violin and specialised in community teaching. She spent a year working in a preschool before returning to study a Masters of Music at the University of Newcastle where she graduated with distinction in 2005.

Since then Katie has enjoyed a varied freelance career teaching music and violin in early years settings and primary schools. She has taught and led projects for the National Youth Choirs of Scotland, Royal Conservatoire Scotland, Reel Kids Music Club and Scottish Book Trust and was a Music Producer for the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for over 10 years.

In 2013 she spotted a gap in the market for children’s music classes that were fun and engaging for both children and parents/ carers alike yet didn’t compromise on high musical standards. 

She regularly attends training workshops, events and courses to develop her skills and teaching practise. When she isn’t working, Katie enjoys running and being a mum to her three children.

Celine Donoghue – Violin

Celine graduated with a BA honours degree in Scottish Music from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2005 (now Royal Conservatoire Scotland) where she studied fiddle and tenor banjo. Since graduating, Celine has tutored for a number of organisations including the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Celtic Connections, Glasgow Concert Halls, Feisean nan Gaidheal and National Youth Choirs of Scotland. A very experienced music tutor, Celine currently works for a number of different organisations including the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as well as performing in concerts and other events throughout the country. She is also a mum to her three young children.

Tim Philips – Piano 

Tim graduated from Goldsmiths University of London with a first-class honours degree in music in 2011. He teaches piano and clarinet as well as musicianship in many primary and nursery schools across Glasgow. Tim enjoys teaching younger beginners in a fun and creative way that incorporates Kodaly principals and develops well-rounded musical skills.

In his spare time Tim enjoys reading non-fiction and exploring the Scottish countryside.

Tim Philips – Piano

Tim graduated from Goldsmiths University of London with a first-class honours degree in music in 2011. He teaches piano and clarinet as well as musicianship in many primary and nursery schools across Glasgow. Tim enjoys teaching younger beginners in a fun and creative way that incorporates Kodaly principals and develops well-rounded musical skills.

In his spare time Tim enjoys reading non-fiction and exploring the Scottish countryside.

 

Ross Morris – Guitar

Ross Morris is currently a postgraduate student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has performed across the UK as a soloist, with Glyndebourne Opera and is a Live Music Now Scotland Artist. Ross has been teaching students of all ages for the last five years, and loves to see his students enjoy making music and progressing.

Zofia Marshall – Piano and Violin

Zofia holds a BA degree from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) where she studied piano and violin, and a Bmus Honours degree from the University of Edinburgh. She is an experienced tutor and has taught violin and piano in various settings including independent schools in Scotland, and privately. She has also worked as a classroom assistant at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she gained experience in using the Kodaly method with young children. In her spare time she loves to walk and is also a keen painter and crafter.

Rachael Campbell – Piano and Violin

Rachel is a musician hailing from Oban. She plays the accordion, piano and fiddle. Now in her final year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland studying Traditional music, Rachel is looking forward to a varied career teaching and performing!

Dominique Boeynaems – Guitar and Piano

Dominique holds both a BMus and Masters of Music Degrees. He started learning the classical guitar at the age of 8 and has been playing ever since, graduating in 2021 with a Masters Degree in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he received classes with Scottish guitarist Matthew McAllister.

Dominique is very passionate about teaching guitar and music in general to the next generation. He enjoys being involved in chamber music as well as working with other musicians, and is always looking towards new projects to take on.

Sarah Harrison – Piano and Early Years

Sarah is currently studying on the BEd course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  She loves teaching piano especially to younger beginners and thinking of fun ways to encourage learning! 

Julia McDonald – Piano, Theory and Early Years

 

Tzejia Hiew – Piano

 

Eilidh Reid – Flute / Whistle

 

 

 

 

 

Ross Morris – Guitar

Ross Morris is currently a postgraduate student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has performed across the UK as a soloist, with Glyndebourne Opera and is a Live Music Now Scotland Artist. Ross has been teaching students of all ages for the last five years, and loves to see his students enjoy making music and progressing.

Zofia Marshall – Piano and Violin

Zofia holds a BA degree from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) where she studied piano and violin, and a Bmus Honours degree from the University of Edinburgh. She is an experienced tutor and has taught violin and piano in various settings including independent schools in Scotland, and privately. She has also worked as a classroom assistant at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she gained experience in using the Kodaly method with young children. In her spare time she loves to walk and is also a keen painter and crafter.

Rachael Campbell – Piano and Violin

Rachel is a musician hailing from Oban. She plays the accordion, piano and fiddle. Now in her final year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland studying Traditional music, Rachel is looking forward to a varied career teaching and performing!

Dominique Boeynaems – Guitar and Piano

Dominique holds both a BMus and Masters of Music Degrees. He started learning the classical guitar at the age of 8 and has been playing ever since, graduating in 2021 with a Masters Degree in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he received classes with Scottish guitarist Matthew McAllister.

Dominique is very passionate about teaching guitar and music in general to the next generation. He enjoys being involved in chamber music as well as working with other musicians, and is always looking towards new projects to take on.

Sarah Harrison – Piano and Early Years

Sarah is currently studying on the BEd course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  She loves teaching piano especially to younger beginners and thinking of fun ways to encourage learning! 

Julia McDonald – Piano, Theory and Early Years

 

Tzejia Hiew – Piano

 

Eilidh Reid – Flute / Whistle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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