James Cuddy

James Cuddy

Guitar, Music Theory & Piano Teacher in Edinburgh

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

Experienced musician, music therapist and music educator. BA, MA, PDGE (in training).

James is a multi-instrumentalist who has holds a 1st class degree in popular music and a masters in music therapy. He has years of working with children in a variety of contexts. His approach to music-making and teaching centres around the relationship and joint music-making. Music is learnt through interaction and being challenged by a mentor.

Electric and acoustic guitars are James’ first instruments, yet can also play the piano and has experienced as a trumpet player in orchestras, brass bands, wind bands and big bands.

James also has experience working directly with children who have learning difficulties, ASD and behavioural problems.

Imbuing a love for music is what James’ wishes to bring to the life of each of his students.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • Standard Grade Music A
  • Higher Music A
  • Advanced Higher Music A
  • BA (Hons) Popular Music (1st)
  • MA Music Therapy
  • PGDE Primary (in training)
  • Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator
  • Drum Circle Facilitator (VMC)

Been a part of many musical ensembles, choirs, orchestras, wind bands, big bands, brass bands, rock groups and duo’s from a very young age.

My proudest moment as a music teacher was working with a group of Year 6 students in a special needs school. Together we wrote and performed a song that expressed their excitement and fears about leaving primary school and heading to secondary school. Witnessed a group of young students engaging in the creative process and taking ownership of their own creation was what every music teacher hopes to see during their career.


1/2 hour£15.00


I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Roseneath Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1JB, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

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