About InsideOut Musician

Set the music inside you free!

Creative courses for all musicians
Dedicated sessions for string players and
Ceilidhs for the craic!


Nurturing your experience as a musician inside and out.


Are you a professional, student, teacher or amateur musician wanting to:

  • connect with other music lovers and keep learning?
  • find new inspiration and professional development opportunities?
  • increase your motivation to perform and develop your artistic practice?

InsideOut Musician is an online community packed with courses designed to be fun and transformational.

We are committed to fostering musical creativity, collaboration, and wellbeing, and our regular online InsideOut Ceilidh is the perfect opportunity to meet other musicians and enjoy one another’s contributions.

All of us in the core team at InsideOut Musician began our musical lives as string players and we have each sought to enhance our creative voices in unique ways.

InsideOut Musician Team photo
We embrace a diverse range of musical styles and we work across different disciplines including film, dance, art and theatre.

Our approach draws on mindfulness, improvisation, classical/traditional/world music, yoga, therapeutic process and theatre.


We are here to help you find the freedom and enjoyment you long for!

The Origins of InsideOut Musician

Early in 2020 violist Sophie Renshaw saw herself and musicians around her in a state of crisis, with no paid work, no incentive to keep playing or creating, no new opportunities and no easy way of collaborating effectively with others. So along with her team of colleagues she began experimenting with innovative ways to collaborate, teach and share performances online. These experiences became the bedrock of Inside Out Musician.

All our courses are designed to enable musicians to play with greater ease and imagination in an atmosphere of mutual exploration, support and encouragement. We welcome musicians of all levels, embrace a diversity of music, people and cultures and we actively encourage creative collaborations across genres.

Our mental health as musicians is dependent on maintaining purpose and motivation and we rely on being able to connect with our audiences to share our art. The ethos underlying all that is offered at InsideOut Musician is that of reaching out to help mitigate against the debilitating effects of isolation and loss of motivation that many of us are currently facing as well as to enable connection with each other to share our love of music.

We have started a fundraiser campaign to create a bursary fund, designed to help support student musicians (half-bursary rate) and anyone in severe financial difficulty (90% rate). By supporting this Gofundme you will be keeping our performing musicians – at every level – connected and encouraged to keep live music alive.