I work with individuals and groups teaching singing, piano and performing skills. I also prepare students for auditions, performances and exams.

Operating as usual

[06/07/21]   Well done to everyone performing yesterday at our online student concert. Wonderful to see and hear you all. You are ALL stars! 🌟

[05/25/21]   Opening up the studio again next week for face to face lessons just one a day a week at the moment to test the waters. Looking forward to seeing you in the flesh soon! Will email all with details of safeguards in place. Better get practising!

Spring Concert 25/04/2021

Spring Concert


Spring Concert A mix of musical styles from classical to contemporary, traditional to theatre, serious to silly - something for everyone.


[02/03/21]   New students are welcome for online lessons, so get in touch!

[01/22/21]   Lessons are continuing online so please get in touch if you would like some guidance in piano, singing or theory, or anything else musical to keep you motivated in your music making!

aberdeencity.gov.uk 16/01/2021

Kitchen Ceilidh with Danse McCabre | Aberdeen City Council


aberdeencity.gov.uk Kitchen Ceilidh celebration of Robert Burns for all the family.

[01/07/21]   Online lessons start week beginning 18th January, so let's get the New Year off to a positive start and set some music learning challenges! Tara


[11/08/20]   Thanks to everyone who joined us today to perform and appreciate the efforts of all our music students. Great time had bay all and well done! Keep up the practising. Thanks, Tara

[11/07/20]   Looking forward to our first virtual student concert Sunday 4pm. If you would like to join us then please message me. Tara

[11/03/20]   Good luck to all out performers at our virtual student concert on Sunday 8th November at 4pm. Get in touch if you would like to be involved! Tara

justgiving.com 02/11/2020

Great Dames Music for Mental Health

Thanks to everyone for supporting us and this great cause.

justgiving.com Help Great Dames Vocal Duo raise money to support Scottish Association for Mental Health


The VOCES8 Foundation

Our joint project with Future Talent is open for applications! Gifted young singers aged 13-17 from low-income families are encouraged to apply for training with Voces8 and Apollo5. Please help us spread the word as widely as possible!

Full details at https://voces8.foundation/futuretalent

eveningexpress.co.uk 10/09/2020

North-east singing duo hit the right note to raise cash for mental health - Evening Express


eveningexpress.co.uk A pair of north-east songstresses are using their talents to raise much-needed funds for a mental health charity following the tough lockdown period.

edinburghkiltwalk2020.everydayhero.com 04/09/2020

Help Sue make a difference

edinburghkiltwalk2020.everydayhero.com I'm raising money to rebuild the Braemar Sheiling. The new building will be fabulous and provide low cost accommodation for Girlguiding and other youth groups from all over Scotland. I love taking young people away on a residential experience - they learn such a lot and you can see their characters....

[08/06/20]   Thanks to all for coming to our music masterclass last night. Congratulations to all the brave volunteers! Get in touch if you would like to have an online lesson in piano or singing! Thanks, Tara

[07/12/20]   Online zoom masterclass coming up on Wed 5th August 6.30pm. Please get in touch students to book your spot! Thanks, Tara

[06/28/20]   Lessons are continuing online. Please get in touch or message me! TaraπŸ˜€

[06/12/20]   If anyone would like to join in our summer sing along on Wednesdays at 7pm on zoom, please get in touch. Songs are chosen by the group and include: Walking back to happiness, Tomorrow, Thank you for the music, The lion sleeps tonight, Fame, What a wonderful world...Tara


The Great Dames


During this time of unimaginable life changes, the effects will be felt for many years to come. We thank everyone who is working through this crisis.
We are truly humbled and so will be donating all future proceeds from our CD sales to NHS Mental Health Sevices.
If you would like to purchase a CD (Β£10 with free p&p) and help this very worthy cause, or just to add a donation, please contact us via PM to Ceri Kindley or Tara Leiper. Thank you!

[06/02/20]   I hope you are all surviving lock down and keeping some music-making going. Lessons are online now, so do get in touch! Tara

[05/15/20]   Lessons are still continuing virtually so get in touch and keep your music making going!

[03/13/20]   Our first free event of the season is cancelled tomorrow. So sorry. We hope to reschedule the University of Aberdeen Percussion ensemble for a date in the near future. Tara


A big thank you to everyone for coming along to our night at the opera yesterday evening with myself and Ben Marsden at Newton Dee. A wonderful time had.


Start the new year with a concert of operatic favourites!

[11/28/19]   Wishing the best of success to all London College of Music candidates in their singing and piano exams in the next few days. Do you thing and shine!


[11/03/19]   Thanks to everyone for joining us at Newton Dee for a second performance of Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass today. Even though a quarter of the singers were missing we had some lovely music making accompanied by strings with Aden, Michelle, Shona, Linda and friends.

[10/18/19]   Thanks to everyone who came out on such an awful night to support our music students of all ages singing and performing on the piano. Well done to all for being so brave - I hope you all enjoyed it! Thanks, Tara

[10/13/19]   Thanks to all the singers and audience who joined us for a packed theatre at Newton Dee to celebrate choir day. What a wonderful range of people and song - it was very special and a real celebration!

[10/10/19]   Calling all singers to join us for a performance of Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass at Newton Dee Sun 3rd November. If interested please message me. Thanks, Tara

[10/10/19]   Our last free event of the season at Newton Dee Phoenix Centre is this Saturday at 5pm. Choirs coming to share their love of singing, so please join us for an hour celebrating the joy of group singing!


polyphonic overtone singing - Anna-Maria Hefele

Link to vowels and overtone/harmonic work. Follow up from our talk last week on vowels and formants.

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[10/08/19]   Student concert at Howe Trinity church hall on Friday Oct 18th at 7pm. Informal event with lots of goodies to eat and drink. All welcome, Β£5 entry.

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