Growing up in Edinburgh Lynsey learned to play through a combination of classical violin lessons with Michael Rigg and fiddle workshops with Scots Music Group. As a teenager she received fiddle lessons from Mairi Campbell and travelled to learn at workshops all over Scotland. In 2002 Lynsey moved to Glasgow to study Scottish Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Living in Glasgow she was very influenced by the Irish traditional music scene and had the chance to explore this further by spending a semester studying at the University of Limerick.
Lynsey now works for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as senior tutor for the Scottish music department of Junior Conservatoire and also as a tutor for the RCS outreach project Musicworks. Lynsey teaches several groups in Glasgow as well as travelling to Arran each week to teach fiddle in schools and the Arran Fiddle Club. Out with weekly lessons Lynsey is one of the organisers and tutors of the increasingly popular TradFolk workshops.