Emma Lines is Senior Programme Manager for Scotland’s leading Charitable Organisation, Drake Music Scotland where she manages the Artistic Programme and planning and delivery of strategic activity in conjunction with Scottish, UK and International partners. This includes having good knowledge of the Arts Sector in Scotland, particularly the field of Disability.
Emma owns private teaching practice, ELM School of Music and has been teaching woodwind and piano since 2002.
Emma is a Board Commissioner with the ISME Special Music Education and Music Therapy Commission, serving 2020-2026, Board Trustee for New Music Scotland, and an elected member of the Music Education Council (MEC) Forum in the UK.
For MEC, Emma is an active member in the ASN/SEND Special Interest Group, and as an outcome of her contributions, Emma co-wrote and designed the award winning “Short Guide To Accessible Music Education” in 2017 in partnership with Drake Music Scotland, Drake Music in England and Music Education Council. Prior to this, Emma was previously Board Director and Co-Chair of the Edinburgh Youth Music Forum.
Her experience prior to Drake Music Scotland was as a Youth Music Initiative Coordinator for Edinburgh City Council on two projects offering free music tuition to primary age pupils, and as a Woodwind Instructor in Local Authorities across the Lothians. Emma had her first tutor book, Recorder Roundabout published in 2010.