I’m Liv, a musician/ethnomusicologist living in Edinburgh, UK. In the year 2000, I began to study various non-Western styles of music and became intrigued and challenged by different ways of learning. After years of Western classical training and even more years’ teaching young people to play the cello:

 I was suddenly a beginner all over again! 

Read about my musical journey around the world and join me as I continue to discover music and the people who create it.

Photo of my teenage self taken by my brother in a yard near our home in Lancashire.

Liv’s Music World includes articles about Western classical music, learning and teaching, Indian classical music, Chinese music, African dance and Indonesian gamelan, with a few concert reviews thrown in.

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