PATRICIA STRAIN M.A. L.T.C.L.
Trish has a keen interest in all things string!
Trish started playing the cello at the age of 7 in school. She quickly moved onto playing the double bass, with which she gained her degree in music and archaeology from Glasgow University.
She conducted the Inverclyde Senior String Orchestra for 8 years and the Glasgow Schools’ String Training Orchestra for 25 years.
Trish tutors double bass for Glasgow Schools’ Symphony Orchestra, West of Scotland Symphony Orchestra and the National Children’s Orchestra of Scotland. She also teaches all strings for Glasgow City Council during the day and teaches at Dhamsa, Glasgow Schools String Orchestra and GFW at night
She recorded cello for Donald Black on his album ‘From My Heart’ and for Hugh Morrison on his album ‘Under a Texas Skye’, and also tutored Irene Jacob to play the cello for the Colin Firth movie ‘My Life So Far’.
Trish has been hooked on traditional music for the last 20 years. She taught herself how to play the fiddle and found her love of trad cello 7 years ago when she met Natalie Haas on the Alastair Fraser Skye Week which she attended with her son Ruairidh. She now teaches alongside Natalie each year, where she encourages and cajoles the beginner class. Trish can be spotted whizzing around Glasgow on her electric bike, where she lives with her husband Craig, children Ruairidh and Molly and her two cats Walter and Davros.