Ellie Steemson – Freelance Saxophonist and Teacher

After being handed a recorder aged five, Ellie developed a lifelong passion for woodwind instruments. Following a short detour to the violin, she began playing the saxophone a few years later. The clarinet and flute followed soon after, and she now enjoys a busy career as a freelance saxophonist and teacher based in Fife, Scotland, where she lives by the sea with partner Kevin and a small grey cat named Stan.

After studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Ellie has gone on to perform in a wide range of settings on saxophone, clarinet and flute. She is kept busy playing for backings bands, orchestras and theatre, and especially enjoys playing the annual pantomime at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow.

Ellie also loves working with aspiring saxophonists of all ages and abilities. Alongside running workshops and ensembles, she works in one-to-one and group lessons with students of all ages. She has held teaching posts at Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools, the University of St Andrews and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.