‘Carrie Beattie is a very friendly, down-to-earth and encouraging teacher who will really help you achieve your goals as a singer, whatever they may be.

I am an actress and I started taking lessons from Carrie in 2009 with the aim of improving my performance skills through song. Since then she has put me through my Grade 8 Singing exam, organised for me to perform at her vocal reviews and has even helped me set up my own YouTube channel to showcase my singing.

Carrie is great for catering to each individual student’s aim. On many occasions she has suggested songs for me that she thought I would enjoy performing and that would suit my voice that I never would have discovered otherwise. Not to mention she’s a fantastic singer herself.

I would thoroughly recommend her as a vocal tutor.

Hazel Private Lesson Photo

Hazel DuBourdieu - Actress


Hazel's YouTube Channel

'I'm so pleased I contacted Carrie. I had had no singing lessons before and I wish I'd had lessons with her sooner. Carrie builds the voice and confidence with breathing and vocal exercises, and singing for me now is free and easy.
I can sing things I struggled with or couldn't sing previously.
My range has improved greatly and I no longer have problems hitting those high notes.
The breathing techniques have also added power to my vocals. She is also very friendly and encouraging and I have found the lessons very enjoyable.
I can't recommend her highly enough whatever your level or style.'

Sara Private Lesson Photo

Sara Hunter - Private Student

'I very much enjoyed the vibrant and enthusiastic atmosphere in the Adult Education singing class organized by the City of Edinburgh Council under the highly professional tuition of Carrie Beattie. I would warmly recommend the class to any one interested in developing their vocal skills. The extra mile that Carrie went in organizing an end- of-term performance in a pub in the Grassmarket was much appreciated.'

Eli Ettedgui - Singing With Confidence (Edinburgh Adult Education Student)

'Carrie is such an enthusiastic tutor - her emphasis on breathing techniques made us 'Sing with Confidence' in no time. The sessions were relaxed and fun - highly recommended!'

Jan Curle - Singing With Confidence (Edinburgh Adult Education Student)

'Saskia has been having lessons with Carrie for nearly two years now on a weekly basis. Carrie has helped Saskia build her confidence and develop her voice making her the strong confident performer she is today. Aswell as singing Carrie offers Saskia support in anything she does out with her lessons, she is always suggesting which songs she thinks would suit Saskia but she also allows Saskia to choose what she would like to sing. I can honestly say that the impact the lessons have had on Saskia is huge, she has learned how to control her breathing and Carrie has provided her with vocal exercises, which she can do at home. Saskia has done so much in the last two years and has been very successful in singing competitions, which Carrie helps her to prepare for. Carrie also helped Saskia by teaching her how to sing her first original song and advising us on how to put it on iTunes. Overall I would strongly recommend Carrie as a singing teacher as I am very impressed with the relationship she has built with Saskia.'

Lee-ann McLaren (Saskia’s mum)

Saskia Eng (10 years old) - Private Student