Scots Music Group classes are open to anyone aged 16 or over. We run according to the school year, September to May.

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 2014-15 – save £15 per term by booking before the Early Bird deadline!

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

Please note: Week 12 of Term 1 and Week 10 of Term 2 are 'stramashes’ or end of term concerts/performances. Also, Term 3 is now extended to 8 weeks.

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
composition dance
daytime fiddle
gaelic groupwork
guitar harp
mixed instrument short course
smallpipes song
ukulele whistle

See list of classes by day of the week.


Below are our current class tutors for 2013-14. You can also click here to see our listing of tutors who offer private one-to-one tuition in a variety of instruments.

Jack Badcock Wendy Carle Taylor
Alison Carlyle Aileen Carr
Keith Dickson Mark Dunlop
David Francis Nigel Gatherer
Donald Gorman Kirsty Johnson
Becky Leach Fin Loening
Mary MacGillivray Mary McCann
Fin Moore Mark Neal
Rachel Newton Sarah Northcott
Tom Oakes Fiona Robinson
Laura-Beth Salter Patsy Seddon
Kathryn Shaw Julia Somerville
Eilidh Steel Jennifer Sterling
Adam Sutherland Gordon Turnbull
Andrew Warren Rona Wilkie


Boroughmuir School Canon's Gait
Christ Church Centre Glasite Meeting House
Gorgie City Farm Gorgie Dalry Parish Church
Morningside United Church Scots Music Group Office
Scottish Storytelling Centre St Bride's Centre