About us


ELM School of Music was founded in January 2010 by Emma Lines and provides private instrumental tuition, events and workshops in the City of Edinburgh.

ELM School of Music is solely run by Emma, and any other tutors are friends and recommended teachers also working in Edinburgh, and work independently as freelancers. We are happy to put you in contact with any of them though, just get in touch.


Emma Lines

Emma Lines BMus Hons (Edin) MISM, owner of ELM School of Music, has been teaching pupils of all ages since 2002 at the time she was studying for her BMus (Honours) at the University of Edinburgh. Emma, while specialising in Recorder, also teaches Piano, Clarinet, Saxophone and Theory.

As well as private teaching for ELM, Emma is Programme Manager for Drake Music Scotland, and having previously been a Board Director, is now Co-Chair for the Edinburgh Youth Music Forum, as well as Recorder Tutor and Ensemble leader for Edinburgh Young Musicians. Emma had her first tutor book, Recorder Roundabout published by Forsyth Publications in December 2010. Emma is currently working alongside colleagues across the UK with Richard Hallam and the Music Education Council in her role at Drake Music Scotland to shape and change the way instrumental music is offered to those with ASN/SEND in the UK. Emma is also a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, European Recorder Teachers Association and The Elgar Society.