charlotte mcmillan (nycos & singing out!)

Charlotte is currently East Lothian Council’s Youth Music Initiative Community Arts Worker as well as a NYCoS Assistant Director and Singing Out! Practitioner.

She’s the founder and owner of McMillan Young Musicians, a music school which offers music and movement classes to babies and pre-school children (called Hullabaloo) and instrumental lessons to children and adults.

Charlotte plays clarinet, saxophone, piano, guitar and also sings a little. She has various musical qualifications as well as a BSc Hons in Chemistry from St Andrews University. Over the years she has specialised in teaching musicianship, particularly in an early years setting and has mostly worked with children and young people. She holds an Arts Award from East Lothian Council jointly with East Lothian Youth Music Forum (ELJam) for “Early Years Music: Singing Rhymes and Percussion”, and has trained with the National Youth Choir of Scotland, having completed various of their courses including Musicianship and The Kodàly Approach to Primary Methodology

In the little spare time she has, Charlotte likes to participate in music outside of work too and plays alto sax in an Edinburgh soul band SoulacoasterShe sings in a three part harmony group called “The Wintones” and is vocalist, clarinet and keys player in the jazz and blues band The Aberlady Moonshine Orchestra. In 2018 she jointly founded Pencaitland Community Choir and currently is their musical director.