Striking the right note in the Outer Hebrides
Olwen Macleod founded Your Space Music Lessons in 2013, from her island home in Lochmaddy, North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.
A professional music teacher, Olwen found that the opportunities for teaching music on the island could not sustain a full-time career. At a crossroads, Olwen decided to stay put in the place she loved – and create a business venture entirely supported by Skype.
Your Space Music Lessons is an online music school, with 16 tutors and around 400 pupils worldwide. The school teaches traditional instruments such as bagpipes and accordion, as well as many others such as the piano, guitar, violin, saxophone and flute. To take lessons pupils need a laptop or large screen tablet, and a broadband speed of at least 2MB.