Naheed Cruickshank

Colourstrings Music Kindergarten Teacher Training Instructor Naheed Cruickshank trained as a Colourstrings teacher in 2000 and runs her own classes (babies to 6 year olds) in the West End of Glasgow. Prior to this, she worked for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on education and learning projects throughout Scotland.

She delivers CPD sessions for musicians and teachers using Kodály-based principles and her work regularly takes her to India, South Africa, Italy and Ireland. Since 2009 she has been training teachers at the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation in Mumbai. She is founder and director of the Reel Kids Music Club (CIC) – an after-school provision for primary-aged children to access instrumental and musicianship lessons. She plays bassoon, whistle and saxophone.