About Robin Thornton

My name is Robin Thornton. I am a professional multi-instrumentalist with a specialism in person-centred music lessons. I teach Singing, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums and Composition.

The sentance, "...the work dried up and they had to take on some pupils..." has been written about Composers and Performers alike. I believe that there are musicians who teach and there are teachers of music. I am the latter. In 2007, I performed in 144 concerts, I have played Drums with Ceilidh Stomp, Bass, Keyboards and Singing with LOKi and played Guitar and Piano as a Soloist and as part of Groups, for Weddings and Private Functions. I am happy to bring that experience into lessons and very happy that I can focus on my students and not have to support my Teaching Practise with performance work. I am a teacher of music.

Music lessons are available online or in my fully equipped teaching studio in Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. If you live locally, or are visiting, why not book a lesson? If you live anywhere else in the world, why not book online lessons. Robin has taught throughout the UK, France, Russia, the UAE and Australia via online lessons.


I teach classically, although not necessarily "Classical". High quality understanding of music is taught through the genres of Classical, Rock and Pop, Jazz and Country. All styles and abilities are welcome. Grades are available on the student's request. Syllabuses from Rockschool, ABRSM, LCM, Trinity and RGT are available. Formal qualifications have their benefits. When the student doesn't want exams, we measure success by the growth of musical skills.

My philosophy of teaching asks, "Was I taught that and could I listen?" I specialise in personality based teaching, I acknowledge my teaching preference and understand the learning preference of each student. Each individual is encouraged to learn about music and learn how they learn. This takes the enjoyment of the music classroom and promotes value in the wider world.

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