Adelaide has an MA in music & psychology from Glasgow University and an MMus with distinction in ethnomusicology from SOAS. She trained classically in cello & piano and then as a music teacher in London with Hoxton Hall Youth Arts and the Music House for Children. She has been teaching music privately and in a variety of community settings since 2004. She is a singer-songwriter and a community choir leader and arranger. She has attended a variety of workshops and courses in music teaching methodologies such as Kodaly and Dalcroze and in the early stages of violin education with Sally Anne Anderson, Artistic Director of In Harmony, Liverpool and co-director of PFMC. Adelaide is an active member of the Natural Voice Network, and the Scottish Songleaders Network.
"I have three young children so am very busy making music with them most of the time! I am the founder-director of Priory Farm Music Camp which is my top favourite thing to do in my year, especially when my own children and current pupils of mine come and join us, as that ties things together for me so beautifully. I really enjoy teaching choirs using our natural voices and finding amazing human connection and inspiration through unaccompanied choral harmony. Throughout 2020 and 2021, I have been lucky to be able to continue running a children's outdoor string group (in all of Perthshire's best winter weather and during COVID times) as well as the obligatory (and surprisingly really lovely and fun) online music teaching and learning via Zoom on piano, violin, cello and singing, to all ages across the UK. I am so looking forward to the normality of music education and performance being face to face and in person again, and most especially live group music making, whenever that may be. I take my hat off to everyone in the arts who is going through this crisis and staying positive."