Courses and resources for musicians and creatives,
coaching for string players,
and ceilidhs for the craic!

InsideOut Musician is a creative community run by musicians for musicians

Behind InsideOut Musician is a small highly experienced team working internationally across a spectrum of musical genres. Our carefully tailored courses have something for everyone: Baroque performance practice, mindfulness in playing, Scottish fiddling, improv, audio/video editing and much more…

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Improvisation & Composition

IT Audio / Editing Skills

Instrumental Tuition

Discussion Groups

Mindful / Body Awareness

InsideOut Ceilidh

“I went places with word, music and song where I have never gone before and wonder where to next. All of this due to your vision, sensitivity, hospitality and musical integrity, not always an easy path.”

“I won’t ever forget the feeling as happiness and optimism, absent for such a long time, began to creep into my mind. I was so blessed by her generous and relaxed, organic approach to playing the cello…”

“I have found these interactions to be so important in helping me continue to be inspired and creative in a time that feels so uncertain and uncomfortable.”
“This course has taught me to be brave, and to go for things I believe in with my playing.”

“Trust and support were built so that space cleared inside me, allowing my heart to connect to what felt at times like an authentic voice. No small thing.”

“I will never forget the joy and laughter that characterised every minute of our time with you.”

Tutors and courses

  • Lucy Russell Violin: Modern and Baroque. Struggle-Free Zone, Style Matters! Stylus Fantasticus, Chamber Music
  • Sophie Renshaw Viola: chamber/orchestral coaching, improvisation classes
  • Ruth Phillips Cello: Modern and Baroque. A range of holistic classes in working with the breath, meditation and yoga inspired techniques
  • Mairi Campbell Interplay, folk fiddle and slow sessions
  • Liz Dilnot Johnson Improvising/co-musing and basic IT skills
  • Paul Hutchinson Accordion: Folk accordion and folk tunes
  • Jenni Roditi composer, vocal improviser: Vocal Tai Chi, The Transpiring Band, The Un-Choir, The Essence Choir – and when off-zoom, The Improvisers’ Choir, The Open Choir
  • Discussion sessions on wide range of topics
  • If you are interested in learning the technical skills to enable you to collaborate across genres and disciplines we can help with our basic IT audio/film editing courses
InsideOut Ceilidh line drawing

InsideOut Ceilidh

Join us at our monthly global gathering

The Ceilidh or gathering is a time-honoured practice of sharing what we have with one another… plus a bit of chat and news. We welcome all people and all musical styles. Expect heart-opening offerings including instrumental music, foot tapping tunes, improvised soundings, compositions, myths, stories, poetry and more.

Come and join InsideOut Musician and help us all keep the language and practice of music alive !