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Claire Philip   

Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

First Class BA (Hons) Applied Music Degree - Specialism in Violin performance

A graduate of the BA Applied Music degree and PGDE teacher training at University of Strathclyde, Claire studied violin and has performed at some of the most high profile venues in Scotland. With over ten years of solo performance experience and eight years as an orchestral leader, she has developed a thorough knowledge of musical styles to compliment her classical training. In addition to her violin playing, Claire is a songwriter and enchanting singer. She can sing songs for first dances on advanced request.

William Johnston
Guitar/Ceilidh Calling/Foot Percussion

First Class BA (Hons) Applied Music Degree, 
Specialism in Classical Guitar performance

Grade 8 Rockschool Electric Guitar (Distinction)
A recent graduate from the University of Strathclyde with a first class honours in BA Applied Music, William has been making music on a professional level for over six years as a soloist, band member and orchestral musician. William was awarded the prestigious Alexander Stone Award for an outstanding solo guitar recital in 2014. He has performed classical guitar recitals around the country, and in addition to his rising solo career, he is in demand as a session guitarist of all genres and instrumentations including electric, acoustic, classical and bass guitar, as well as the viola. 
William plays a beautiful handmade guitar by James Lister for which he received a generous grant funded by the LFMI.
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