Scots Music Group classes are:

  • open to anyone aged 18 or over
  • usually held over three continuous terms which align to the school year. Term 1 runs for 12 weeks starting in September; Term 2 for 10 weeks starting in January; Term 3 for 8 weeks starting in April
  • open for enrolment on Wednesday 12th August for online Term 1 classes

Students financially affected by Covid-19 are welcome to pay membership & fees at the concession rate


  • Membership runs from 1st August-31st July each year
  • Membership costs £20/£15 concession
  • Membership gives a discount on Scots Music Group class fees
  • Purchase membership before buying classes to receive the discount
  • Full membership info can be found here


  • click ‘Book Now’ in the banner above, or from the relevant class page and click on New booking in your Dashboard
  • Save £15.00 per term by booking before the Early Bird deadline!
  • Early Bird runs until Tuesday 25th August 2020 for Term 1
  • Our concession rate applies to students, pensioners receiving state pension, those receiving benefits, jobseekers / unemployed, unwaged (e.g. carer, stay-at-home parent)
  • Consider becoming a SMG member to receive discounts on class prices.

Enrolment details for Terms 2 & 3 2021 will be updated in the autumn.

It may be possible to join a class part of the way through the year but please contact the SMG Office first so we can check with the tutor if they are willing to take a new student after the year has started.

You should have an instrument to bring to class.

LEARNING BY EAR: Scots Music Group encourages teaching and learning by ear. If you are new to this method of learning, don’t panic! Tutors will teach slowly and will work at a pace suitable to the group.  It is highly recommended that you bring a recording device to your class. Tutors will also share music and songs as the class prefers, for example with photocopies or a cloud storage facility, e.g. Dropbox.

Read our Class FAQ for answers to some typical questions about SMG classes.