Catriona is an experienced teacher and has taught many harp courses and workshops/masterclasses in various countries including USA, Australia, Switzerland, England, and Ireland, extensively in Scotland as well as the Edinburgh International Harp Festival for many years. She has been the external examiner for the BA Scottish Music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and has adjudicated several harp competitions including the New Hampshire Highland Games and the Virginia Highland Games, USA.

Catriona taught harp and clarsach at Scotland’s specialist music school, St. Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh for several years and has been a guest harp teacher at the RSAMD, Royal Northern College of Music, Chethams School of Music, City of Edinburgh Broughton School specialist music department and Limerick University Irish World Music Centre.

“Totally in charge of her instrument and mistress of her craft” Irish Music Magazine

Note from Catriona...

“I would like to keep in mind how grateful I am for the treasures shared with me by my teachers - they are wonderful musicians, they are special people, they are gracious and kind to share their information, to give encouragement and inspiration to me over the years. I would like to name here some of the many wonderful teachers I have had the good fortune to study with here in Scotland and beyond.”

Fiona Davidson | Isobel Mieras | Charlotte Petersen | Patsy Seddon | Mary MacMaster | Alison Kinnaird | Wendy Stweart | Anne Marie O’Farrell | Kim Feming | Eira Lynn Jones | Saida De Lyon | Eluned Piecrce | Mary Neave | Bill Stevenson | Ron Turbyne | George McPhee | Alistair MacDonald | tutors at the RSAMD and RNCM

Thank you

Catriona McKay 2020