Teaching music is something most classical musicians do by choice or necessity, since there is always a demand for lessons in the most popular instruments and because it is difficult to make a living by performing or composing alone. Fortunately, I have always enjoyed teaching and in 1997 I was very happy to accept a full time teaching post as guitar instructor for Aberdeen City Council. In Aberdeen I teach guitar, bass guitar and ukulele to pupils from about the ages of 8 to 18, in council run primary and secondary schools. I also direct guitar ensembles and lead class projects involving singing, playing classroom instruments, musical literacy, sol-fa and other musical subjects. I teach in English and Scots Gaelic.