learning

Classes and workshops

Regular weekly classes


Based in Dunoon, the workshop was set up a number of years ago to promote the playing of Scottish traditional music. Juniors section too.


Children’s classes in Traditional Music, Gaelic Song and Step Dance on Saturday afternoons at Tollcross Community Centre, Edinburgh


The National Association of Gaelic Arts Youth Tuition Festivals, better known as the Fèis Movement.


Fun Fiddle is based in Portobello, Edinburgh and offers weekly childrens and adults traditional fiddle classes

  • Get Reel

A charitable association based in Killearn.Our aim is to provide group tuition in Scottish traditional music and related arts in Killearn and surrounding villages


Glasgow-based fiddle classes, plus whistle, bodhran, mandolin, Scots song, step dance and guitar.

  • Inverness Traditional Music Workshops

Contact Margo Maclennan
TMC Co-ordinator
ECS Area Office, 13 Ardross Street, Inverness IV3 5NS


Lochgoilhead Fiddle Workshop, teaches traditional fiddle, and offers traditional music concerts, and arts, crafts and other events.


Riddell Fiddles aims to allow anybody to learn the fiddle, by providing inexpensive fun-filled lessons for young and old alike


Riverside Music Project supports family and community learning of traditional music in the Stirling area

  • SCaT (Scottish Culture and Traditions)

Based in Aberdeen, SCaT aims to promote awareness and growth of Scottish traditional culture.


Fiddle class in Edinburgh. Brush up your fiddle technique in a relaxed and friendly group. Class taught by Ros Gasson


Weekend and week-long workshops


Learn from some of the finest fiddle players in Scotland in a unique Highland setting.


Join Blazin’ Fiddles and friends for a musical extravaganza in a week of classes, sessions, concerts and craic in the heart of the Scottish Highlands


Gaelic music summer achool. A place full of music, song and dance in the Gaelic Community of South Uist for one special week a year!


Scots Music Groups 'youth section’ EYG runs workshops for 9 – 18 year olds during the Easter holidays, and also at the Scots Fiddle Festival.


The Edinburgh Feis is held in February each year.


Fiddle weekends with Catriona Macdonald, in Denholm village in the borders.


Run by Mairi Campbell of the Cast. Spend a weekend looking at fiddle technique on the lovely island of Lismore.


Multi week summer schools series. Traditional arts teaching combined with public performance, providing opportunities for participation and learning at all levels


Gaelic college on Skye which offers summer traditional music courses in various instruments. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Sleat peninsula on the Isle of Skye.


This highly popular residential summer school for young people is held at Wiston Lodge, Wiston, South Lanarkshire


Traditional music summer courses. Popular and long-established courses in accordion, clarsach, fiddle, piping, dancing and singing.


Other music tuition


Teaching Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Singing, Drums, Violin, Saxophone, Music Production, Music Theory and much more.


Online resources for learning


You can download videos to learn song, Scottish harp music, Borders fiddle music, Shetland fiddle music, Scottish fiddle music, West coast/Highland fiddle, concertina and whistle


If you can’t get to a fiddle tutor, here’s a novel way to learn, if you have access to the internet and a webcam!


Learn to play at home with Play Scottish Music. The only website with multi angle video lessons, practice tracks, digital sheet music, e-books and albums to give you the skills to play traditional Scottish music.