In 2007 Amy graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Formally the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) with a BA Honours Degree in Scottish Music. Whilst there, she studied under some of Scotland’s finest Scots singers and traditional musicians, including Gordeanna McCulloch, Alison McMorland, Rod Paterson and Brian McNeill. Shortly after graduating, she was a finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Competition in 2008.
She has taught singing groups across Scotland since 2007, when she started women’s singing group The Liltin’ Lassies. This group was started as coursework for the honours year of her degree, but is still going strong and has grown in size from 25 to 60 members. In 2010 the group was nominated for Community Project of the Year in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. She now is the regular and sought after tutor for several singing groups and choirs around the country.
She has been teaching Scots Song and Language to primary school aged children in music projects and schools since 2005 when she started working for RSAMD Youthworks project (now called Musicworks) and since 2008 has worked extensively for Stirling Council, designing a series of worksheets and booklets to aid the study of Scots Song and language in Stirling Schools. The Stirling Schools Scots Song and Language project was also nominated for Community Project of the Year in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards in 2014.