The Edinburgh Highland Reel
and Strathspey Society
Yla Steven lives in Perthshire. She began learning the violin at the age of seven in Edinburgh. She continued her studies in Perthshire and later graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. She taught strings in City of Edinburgh schools for almost 40 years. Now retired, she still teaches violin privately.
In her teaching career, her energies were concentrated on the training of young fiddle players -
On her retirement in 2010, Yla was invited to become the conductor and musical director of the EHRSS, a post which she accepted. She has re-