Testimonials

“Naomi is a singer and teacher second to none. She is so generous in sharing her intimate and wide knowledge of Scots and Gaelic song with her classes and does it with humour and grace. I thoroughly recommend her as a teacher to anybody lucky enough to join her merry band of singer/pupils. I had at least five happy years of tuition with Naomi and I’m still singing her songs – and her praises. I learned so much and had such a good time with her and friends I made in her classes. Cum ort a h-uile duine!” – Karin MacKinnon, Glasgow Fiddle Workshop song class student

“Naomi runs her classes in ways that are pleasant and engaging – and you learn a lot too!” – Sandy Hutchison, GFW student

“I have had the pleasure of taking one-to-one Gaelic song classes with Naomi on Skype, through the medium of Gaelic. As well as a love for her subject, Naomi has a real feel for what’s needed and how to teach it, combining a warm and encouraging manner with effective training strategies. I am an online language trainer myself, so can appreciate her skills, and I can highly recommend her as a tutor.” – Davine Sutherland, Online Song Lesson Student

“Thanks so much for inviting me to do the Song Circle workshops with you – it has been a truly lovely experience – and here’s to more in the future!” – Brigid Collins, Song & Art Workshop

“I enjoyed singing as a group, being introduced to new songs, learning about the stories behind the songs and their relationship to place. The tutor’s presence brought all this together with her  extremely knowledgable method. I also enjoyed the introduction to the artist’s work and methodology, working in a group, seeing other people’s ideas and work develop. It made the songs more open and helped me to explore their visual and poetic imagery.” – Michelle Letowska, Song & Art Workshop

“Loved the introduction to the Gaelic language through song!” – George McGill, GFW student

“I really love Naomi’s song classes. I don’t think it is necessary for a singing teacher to have a beautiful voice, but she has and it is like the icing on the cake listening to her singing the songs she teaches. She is clearly a lot more than a singer – she is a font of knowledge about the songs and the language, and clearly has a great interest in her subject. Her quiet modesty belies her ability, which shines through. On a practical note it is a great help when she records the songs and sends them to students – I have a fine collection!” – May Diver, GFW student

“My experience of the Singing Circle was relaxed, inclusive and fun. Every person contributed, every person was listened to respectfully, the variety of songs was very interesting” – Catherine Laing, Uist Song Circle

 

 

"Naomi is a beautiful singer with a deep knowledge and love of song" - Sheena Wellington