Scots Music Group classes are open to anyone aged 18 or over. We run according to the school year, September to June.

TO ENROL choose a class type, level or instrument from the list below (e.g. fiddle), then click on the class title (e.g. Fiddle 1) to view the full class description. Booking links are then displayed in the right hand column.

*PRICES for 2015-16 – save £15 per term by booking before the Early Bird deadline

CONCESSION RATE applies to students, pensioners receiving state pension, those receiving benefits, jobseekers / unemployed, unwaged (e.g. carer, stay-at-home parent).

Please note: Week 12 of Term 1 is a 'stramash’ and in week 10 of Term 2 we hold an end of term concert/performance.

Become an SMG member to receive discounts on class prices. Membership runs from 1st August-31st July each year.

Members also get special rates at several Edinburgh music shops and businesses – click here to find out where.

Find out more about buying or hiring an instrument click here

General information about our classes – enrolment, term dates, venues.

Some of our previous classes in other instruments are continuing to run independently of Scots Music Group. More information here

Classes available

absolute beginner accordion
bagpipes clarsach
daytime fiddle
groupwork guitar
harp mixed instrument
short course smallpipes
song ukulele

See list of classes by day of the week.


Below are our current class tutors for 2014-15. You can also click here to see our listing of tutors who offer private one-to-one tuition in a variety of instruments.

Jon Bews Luisa Brown
Wendy Carle Taylor Rona Cooper
Keith Dickson David Francis
Nigel Gatherer Donald Gorman
Angus R Grant Kirsty Johnson
Becky Leach Alana MacInnes
Mary McCann Fin Moore
Scott Murray Ian Murray
Mark Neal Sarah Northcott
Tom Oakes Fiona Robinson
Julia Somerville Eilidh Steel
Jennifer Sterling Chris Waite
Andrew Warren Diana de Cabarrus


Boroughmuir School Christ Church Centre
Gorgie City Farm Gorgie Dalry Parish Church
Leslie's Bar Morningside United Church
Scots Music Group Office Scottish Storytelling Centre
St Bride's Centre St Oswald's Hall
The Eric Liddell Centre