The Flavours extended family
Join online classes with our expert teachers and fun groups!
Cook with Livia Giovanni
Livia Giovanni has been a Flavours chef for over 15 years and has been cooking almost her life. She’s an expert in all kinds of pastas and has mastered the teaching skills required to make it easy to learn! Livia will transport you to the rolling hills of Bologna and Tuscany as she guides you through dishes such as Tortelli di Ortica and Lasagne di Zucchine.
Cook with Carla Zanardi
Carla Zanardi is our very own Sicilian ‘Mama’. Carla has been teaching her Sicilian delights for over 10 years with Flavours and can turn any novice into a master chef by the end of her lessons. You’ll get immersed in Sicilian culture and traditions as you cook dishes such as Polpette al limone and Caponata – so much so you’ll feel as though you were surrounded by olive groves and azure seas.
Our Painting and Photography tutors
Learn Painting with Hugh Tuckerman
Hugh Tuckerman is a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art who’s been teaching art and design to both school pupils and adults for 30 plus years. Now a full-time professional artist, he works with watercolour, acrylic and oil mediums. He also does printmaking and photography, and exhibits his works in a number of private collections nationwide.
Learn Painting with Mark Holden
Mark Holden is a professional artist who has exhibited his works in galleries across Scotland. He takes on private art projects commissioned by clients across Europe. Mark works with oils, acrylics and watercolours, with a wide-ranging focus on landscapes, classic cars and skiing.
Learn Painting with Douglas Matthews
Douglas is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art (Drawing & Painting) and has been teaching art to adults and secondary school pupils both in the UK and the Middle East since he graduated. For 16 years he was the water colour tutor at the Holyrood Art Club in Edinburgh and has run private painting groups at his home since his return to Scotland in 2000.
Learn Photography with Ciara
Ciara Menzies is a professional photographer based in Edinburgh. Her works are story driven and this has led her to travel across the globe. Ciara specialises in portrait photography, taking great delight in telling visual stories of both people and places through a series of images. She uses photography to show something of who the people are, through what she sees.
Our Language teachers
Italian with Carlo Lenoci
Carlo is an Italian linguistics and philology graduate of the University of Milan, and has taught Italian in a number of language schools in Edinburgh. Carlo teaches our intermediate classes, and focuses on teaching you to speak like a native Italian. You’ll find yourself immersed in conversation as your confidence grows.
Italian with Francesca Seminara
Francesca comes from a primary school teaching background in Italy. She’s been teaching Italian to adult learners in Edinburgh for over a decade. Francesca teaches our beginners classes, and is passionate about instilling confidence in her students as they progress through the course.
Learn Spanish with Noemi
Our Spanish classes are a fun way to learn and develop our Spanish language skills whilst learning about the culture and traditions of Spain itself. This is a great chance for you to practice with your fellow students and chat all things Spain.
Our Pilates Instructors
Pilates with Catherine Crompton
Catherine Crompton trained as a Pilates instructor after she used Pilates as a rehabilitation method after an injury. She values Pilates as she knows firsthand that it can help with many medical conditions including stress and anxiety. Catherine is a certified Level 3 Matwork instructor, as well as a back care professional.
Pilates with Charlotte Cirell
Charlotte Cirell qualified as a Body Control Pilates teacher in 2003, following a career break. She loves teaching and practising Pilates for the flexibility and strength benefits and the feel-good factor after every class. Charlotte specialises in Pilates for low back pain, pregnancy and bone health.
Pilates with Eleanor Crossland
Eleanor Crossland is a Level 3 Body Control Pilates teacher, focusing on the benefits of non-impact exercise to strengthen and tone the body. Ele shares her passion for Pilates with both new and experienced learners, and takes pleasure in teaching people to develop their strength, confidence and enthusiasm through workouts.
Pilates with Jo Luckman
Jo Luckman has been a Body Control Pilates Matwork instructor since 2002. She has continued to develop and extend her skills by attending courses run by Body Control Pilates as well as workshops in the Franklin Method under the New Pilates School amongst others.
Pilates with Mandy Parr
Mandy Parr is an experienced Body Control Pilates instructor and a firm believer in incorporating Pilates into your daily routine so it becomes your way of life! She’s been teaching Pilates since 2003, and is trained in Intermediate and Advanced Matwork.
Pilates with Sharon O’Hanlon
Sharon has been teaching Pilates since 2008. She worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 11 years as well as being a holistic therapist and trainer. As a Reiki Master she loves to meditate daily and would love you to join in.
Mindfulness with Ros Hoyes
Join a Mindfulness lesson with Ros Hoyes to discover the benefits of a regular Mindfulness practice. Ros will help you to reconnect your mind and body, as you learn techniques for meditation and relaxation.