About ELM


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 Senior Programme Manager for Drake Music Scotland, where she manages and oversees the Artistic Programme for the organisation. Having previously been a Board Director and Co-Chair of the Edinburgh Youth Music Forum, Emma is currently an elected Member of the Music Education Council Forum and AN/SEND Working Group to shape and change the way instrumental music is offered to those with ASN/SEND in the UK; as well as Ambassador for the Incorporated Society of Musicians. In 2017 Emma jointly Co-wrote and published The Short Guide to Accessible Music Education with Drake Music in England, which won Best SEND Resource at the 2018 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence. Emma’s previous experience includes Woodwind instructor for Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian Councils, and Recorder Tutor and Ensemble leader for Edinburgh Young Musicians. Emma had her first tutor book, Recorder Roundabout published by Forsyth Publications in December 2010.