Meet The Team

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 and Glasgow Children’s Music School was born! When she isn’t working, Katie enjoys running and being a mum to her three children.
Katie Hepburn

Tim Philips, Piano and Early Years

Tim graduated from Goldsmiths University of London with a first-class honours degree in music in 2011. He teaches piano and musicianship in many primary and nursery schools across Glasgow as well as piano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Early Years department. 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 and Early Years

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. Zofia is an experienced tutor and has taught violin and piano in various settings including several independent schools in Scotland as well as 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.
Zofia Marshall

Rachael Campbell, Piano and Violin

Rachael is a musician originally hailing from Oban. She plays the accordion, piano and violin and has a Masters degree in Traditional Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she graduated in 2022. Rachael enjoys teaching children of all ages and stages and loves to see her pupils enjoying making music and progressing. When she isn’t working or teaching, Rachael enjoys walking and going to concerts and gigs.  
Rachael Campbell

Emma Tomlinson, Violin 

Emma is a Glasgow based musician, composer, tutor and researcher. Originally from Liverpool Emma moved to Scotland to pursue a career in traditional music alongside her classical playing. She plays viola and violin as well as piano and is an award winning instrumental teacher (BBC Scotland Trad. Tutor of the Year 2017) teaching from beginners to advanced players of all ages. Emma also composes music for a variety of projects and is currently pursuing PhD study focusing on the viola in Scottish traditional music at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she also teaches. When she isn’t working Emma enjoys hill climbing, walking and is also a busy mum to her daughter. 
Emma Tomlinson

Ariana Black, Guitar and Piano 

Ariana went to Aberdeen City Music School and is currently in her final year of the BEd degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she studies violin, fiddle and piano, as well as music education. Ariana is a multi-instrumentalist who also plays guitar. Originally from Aberdeenshire, she has previously been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and is still a keen orchestral player in her spare time. Ariana also enjoys reading and attending concerts.
Ariana Black

Ruby Whitaker, Piano and Violin 

Ruby is currently in her third year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland studying the Violin and Fiddle. She is a multi-instrumentalist who also plays the piano and trombone. She has most recently taken part in the Argyll Ceilidh Trail touring around Scotland and played in the GRIT Orchestra at the Edinburgh International Festival and at Celtic Connections. Ruby is also the pianist for the Ruckus Ceilidh Band. When she isn’t studying or teaching Ruby enjoys swimming. 

Andi 

Andi is in their second year at Douglas Academy and is our Saturday class assistant. Andi loves helping out with our younger classes and supporting our Primary 1 and preschool aged children.
Andi

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SUMMER LESSONSLooking for your child to start a musical instrument in August? We have availability this Summer for children looking to have a trial lesson in violin, piano or guitar. Lessons take place in our bright and centrally located music studios at Maryhill Burgh Halls and are suitable for children aged 5 years and up. For more details or to book, please contact us at info@thegcms.co.uk 🙂🎹🎻🎸🎶 ... See MoreSee Less
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