About Us

Acorn Shed Music began in 2017 and, as the name implies, was a tiny seed with big aspirations!

We are passionate about promoting better health and wellbeing through storytelling and songwriting, and our aim is to amplify unheard voices.

When we work with people, we always aim to work towards building confidence and helping to develop resilience. Together we engage in creative activities that encourage open and honest dialogue and that bring stories to life through songwriting.

We hope you enjoy exploring our website and resources.
If you would like to know more about working with us, please get in touch.


Carol Beckwith

Carol’s background in training and group facilitation was gained whilst working for NHS Greater Glasgow and Cancer Research UK. With an interest in mental health and well-being, she previously specialised in working with young people and recognises the value of transferable skills.
It was while at the University of the West of Scotland that she became involved with dementia studies through the 'Grace Notes' project. Following completion of an MA songwriting at the University of the West of Scotland, she has embarked on a PhD which will look at how songwriting can be applied to help her understand dementia carer experience.
Carol plays guitar and drums and has become a master of multi-tasking!


Pauline Walmsley

Pauline’s career has included roles in community development and in health improvement. With a broad experience in project management through her work with NHS Greater Glasgow, she has worked extensively across Early Years, Older People and Dementia and Mental Health portfolios.
She plays guitar, accordion, ukulele and never shies away from a musical challenge! A highly skilled senior martial arts instructor, she has been teaching karate to adults and children in East Dunbartonshire and North Glasgow for over 25 years.