Diana de Cabarrus

I set up my first music school in 2005 and have been developing and exploring and refining music tuition ever since, via my first private students and then all the students at my London school, at various schools I partnered with to run programmes with their music departments, and then my Edinburgh school for guitar/singing/songwriting, Key To Music. In addition to coaching I do in the UK, I’m now working with USA partners to create a permanent online home for the songwriting tuition formats I’ve developed over the years.

During those decades I’ve had amazing help in making my work more effective from incredible coaches and teachers in the UK and US. I combine their insights and my own experience in performance and composition to allow students to expand their idea of what their experiences in music can be. I continue to receive training on an ongoing basis as a member of various communities of music professionals.

Potted CV: Tuition

Key To Music – Edinburgh – 2014 – present – has had the privilege of coaching hundreds of students through programmes in guitar, voice and songwriting. Some students now have their own body of work they’ve composes, their own releases and performance careers.

Key To Music London – 2005 – 2014 – tuition in guitar and bespoke programmes for schools in percussion, improvisation and rhythm.

Cyrenians – Edinburgh – 2013/2014 – Programmes in improvisation and songwriting for vulnerable client groups.

Only Connect – 2011/2012 – programmes with vulnerable client groups in songwriting

University of Edinburgh 2010-2012 MA in Composition

The Idler Academy – London 2009/2010 – How to sing – Choir programme

The School of Life – 2010 – Choir mistress at Sunday Sermons

The Guitar Institute – 2000 – 2003 Performance in Contemporary Music: Guitar

University of Oxford 1996-2000 BA, MA Oxon Modern History and French.