Lynnette Cruickshank - Music Tutor
About Lynnette Cruickshank
Based in Leith, Edinburgh - I am an enthusiastic and motivated teacher who believes in a fun learning environment tailored to each individual student.
After studying through Abertay University at Edinburgh college, I received a BA in Popular Music Performance with distinction. The degree had a principle study in vocals, however I also teach piano, flute, and descant recorder, and I play guitar and bass. On top of my degree, I received a distinction for my grade 8 rock & pop vocals exam.
My vocal experience is vastly varied, as I have sung in many different styles – including classical, musicals, rock and pop.
I am PVG certified.
I love to put a fun spin on my teaching and have recently come up with a wee cartoon character "Shelly the Snail" to help my students with slowing down while playing.
I enjoy performing and composing, and I released my first album, “Battery Powered” in July 2013 under the Nom de Plume Llennett. During my degree, I began writing an original musical called “The Cassandra Effect.”
I have three cats: Bagheera, Charcoal and Kali, and I am a mum. My pronouns are she/her/hers.
I began teaching in Autumn, 2013, at Dads Rock Academy. After a year of volunteering, I was given the role of Lead Vocal Tutor.
In early 2015, I worked at the Portobello Music School for a term as a vocal coach.
Then, in August 2015, I began teaching multiple instruments at Lamp House Music in Haddington.
Since 2017, I have started teaching from home and when the pandemic hit, I moved all lessons online.
I set up 2 choirs: "Melody Mummies," which was a choir for mums (and any type of guardians) and babies, and an evening choir called "Sing & Gin." Sadly, they're not currently in action at the moment, as they took a back seat due to the pandemic and I decided to focus primarily on teaching and my 2 bands: my solo band Llennett & and I play bass in Auntie Vicious.
I teach children and adults.
All ages above 7 are welcome.
I teach contemporary singing (i.e. Pop, rock, jazz etc) from beginner to advanced. I teach
piano/keys, flute, and descant recorder from beginner to intermediate.
I can help you start from scratch, do exams, get yourself ready for auditions, or just have fun developing a hobby.
1-hour lessons are £27,
45 min lessons are £21,
½ hour lessons are £16.
If you buy 3 lessons or more at once, you get a 10% discount on the lessons.
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All photos by Deborah Mullen.
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"Lynette has been teaching our 9 year old daughter keyboard and is an excellent teacher. She is calm, patient and engaging. Communication has been easy and Lynette has always been quick to reply."