Morningside School of Music has been the most successful music school in Edinburgh since we were established in 1999. Our teachers are professional, fully-qualified music experts, with extensive backgrounds working within the music industry.
School of Music
Edinburgh's Most Successful Music School Since 1999.
Professional Tuitions for Children and Adults.
Edinburgh Guitar Lessons
We are the best known school for guitar lessons in Edinburgh. Our fully qualified guitar teachers are amongst the friendliest, most experienced and most helpful guitarists you will find anywhere.
Edinburgh Piano Lessons
Chopin or Elton John, Chick Corea or The Carpenters, Haydn or The Beatles? We can teach you the specific style that you want to learn, while our professional, qualified piano teachers guide you on the path to becoming a successful musician.
Edinburgh Saxophone Lessons
An instrument that holds a special place in both jazz and classical music, the saxophone is a very popular choice at Morningside School of Music. We teach both tenor and alto, and cover many different approaches to learning this fantastic instrument, including ABRSM grades.
Edinburgh Drum Lessons
Our professional percussion teachers have played with some of the leading names in the music industry, and our clients enjoy benefiting from their extensive experience. Technical aspects such as rudiments, timing, co-ordination and syncopation are taught, as well as many other elements originating from the world of rhythm.
Edinburgh Violin Lessons
The violin is an exquisite instrument for any person to learn; our teachers can guide you to make the most of its remarkable resonance.
Edinburgh Singing Lessons
From musicals to Oasis, we can help you with whatever style you want to learn. Our teachers are fantastic and fun, and the lessons are always exciting.
Edinburgh Bass Lessons
Our proficient teachers aim to equip first time students with basic knowledge of technical and theoretical components of becoming a master bass player. Students are encouraged to examine various methods of playing the bass guitar, as well as learn to express themselves musically.
Edinburgh Popular Music Choir
We are currently recruiting new members for the Edinburgh Popular Music Choir. No singing experience required as there is no sheet music at our choir, so it is accessible to all. We are all about singing and having fun!
All of our music teachers are fully qualified and hold PVG Enhanced Disclosures. We like to practice what we preach, so you’ll find that most of our staff have played with some of the biggest names in the industry. We also have a long list of famous celebrities attending the school for tuition, including an Edinburgh based international writer, television host, various number 1 selling artists, a Hollywood movie star, a former chancellor of the exchequer and numerous football stars. Our singing lessons are a particular favourite for industry vocalists looking to keep their voice in tip-top shape.
Our music teachers work with both adults and children (age 4+). The music school opens at 8am and closes at 10pm, 7 days a week, so we are available whenever is most convenient for you.
We are located in the beautiful Morningside neighbourhood of Edinburgh, and our building is just steps away from several major bus routes. Feel free to give us a call to speak with one of our music teachers who will be more than happy to help you with any questions you may have.
"…Morningside School of Music offers fantastic opportunities for young people who want to get involved in the music industry but they also help more experienced players who are looking for the next step. The teachers are of extremely high caliber and are well trained in what they do and this is what makes the music school a great place to better your musical journey. I have always been impressed with the fact that they concentrate so hard on the teaching of popular music as well as classical music, the facilities are great and in an ideal location…"− Ronnie Gurr, Former creative director of V2, Virgin Records and Sony Music Corporation
"As a music degree graduate myself, I can really appreciate the methodology they promote when teaching. Every time I have been in visiting, the kids and adults are so full of energy regarding learning music and that is what it is all about. I would strongly recommend Morningside School of Music to all ages, especially those interested in taking a step into the music industry, I’m sure they will help create many stars of the future. I love popping in, the staff and the facilities are amazing!"− Sandi Thom, No.1 selling international music star – “Oh I wish I was a Punk Rocker”
"In the all the time I’ve known the teachers at the Morningside School of Music, I’ve been impressed by their passion for music, their dedication to their students and their ability to pass on their extensive knowledge. Had I access to this level of music teaching when I was learning, I’d be twice the musician I am today."− Rick McMurray, Drummer, international rockstars, Ash.
"…my vocal technique has really improved since I started my lessons a few months ago, I find it much easier to sing now and my confidence has really improved too. I would definitely recommend Morningside School of Music to anyone who wants to sing, no matter what age or level, I was a complete beginner when I started and I’m glad I did. The teachers are really professional and friendly, I was nervous at first but they made me feel right at ease…"− Harleen Nottay, Star of Sky Television’s, Britain’s Next Top Model
"…I have been delighted with my son’s progress on the bass guitar since starting lessons at the Morningside School of Music. Their atmosphere is relaxed and lessons strike a good balance between following the book and exploring other music the pupils just want to learn.The School’s approach to encouraging kids to form bands and generally get involved in music making is also very appealing…"− Dr Murray, Cole Director of studies at Edinburgh University
"I think it is great that they can offer those opportunities to children, it brings a wonderful added dimension into a child’s life. Quite a number of our pupils are going along to Morningside School of Music to take forward their musical careers"− Mrs McKay, Head teacher at Pentland Primary School, Edinburgh
"I’ve watched Morningside School of Music going from strength to strength over the years and the quality of music teachers they attract is first class as are the facilities that they offer… It’s just great music and great music teaching and that’s what I really do admire about Morningside School of Music"− Dr Julian Wagstaff BA (Hons) MMus, PhD (Music) Edinburgh University Music Lecturer and International Composer
Alison Walker and her sons Ben (8) and Lewis (5) have been coming to the music school for just under a year now. Ben, who studies drums and Lewis, a beginner pianist, are taking one step at a time and making steady progress. “The boys love playing piano, I never thought they would have so much fun at their lessons…" A keen jazz fan, Alison decided that she too would like to partake in lessons during the day while her 2 boys were at school. “I just wanted to give it a bash to give myself something to do. I’m learning so much and I have been told by my friends that my singing has improved so much, it’s been a real confidence builder!"− Alison Walker
Charlie McAuley (29), a tax advisor, was finding that after giving the violin up at school when he was little, he wanted to take it back up again. “When I was at primary school, our violin teacher was really strict and I really didn’t enjoy my lessons, that’s why I gave them up…” While passing our Morningside store on his way to work one morning, Charlie decided that a quick lesson would soon see if Morningside School of Music’s approach was any different. “I had visions of turning up and there being a grumpy old lady, I was surprised to find that it was a young, friendly and relaxed teacher with an understanding of what I wanted to achieve, she didn’t force me to learn a series of boring books…” Charlie has been at the music school now for 2 years and has since started playing with a local string quartet.− Charlie MacAuley
Madeline and Peter Northridge, both civil servants, admitted that after 12 years married together, they were determined to out-do each other to see who could learn guitar first. “I bought Pete a guitar last year for Christmas and I’ve been trying to play it just as much as he has… a friend of ours has lessons with Morningside School of Music and she recommended that we try it out.” 4 months on and their guitar practice has become part of life “Madeline has the competitive edge over me, she finishes work an hour before I do, I come home and she’ll be sitting there with the guitar practicing just so she can beat me…” Jokes Peter.− Madeline and Peter Northridge
Kirsten Alexander (15), High school student and full time rock music fan, decided that when she leaves school, a career in the music industry was a road she wanted to go down. “I need to go to university to get a degree in music first and you need to be able to play to a reputable standard, so my mum organised a gift voucher of lessons for my 15th birthday.” Morningside School of Music not only mentored Kirsten through her guitar studies but also gave her the knowledge she required to improve her chances for getting into the university of her choice. “My guitar teacher did his degree in music at the same place I want to go, he talked me through what I have to do for my audition and what I need to prepare, he even spoke to one of the lecturers at the university on the phone and organised for my mum & dad and I to go up and be shown about, the studios are so cool…” Kirsten has got 2 years left at school before making her big application in which her guitar teacher is sure will be a breeze for Kirsten.− Kirsten Alexander
School of Music
We give all our clients opportunities to play live, either solo or as part of a band, and to record in the studio to make a demo. Our professional PR managers can help get you get off on the right foot when getting involved in the music industry.More About Live Music Nights
We pride ourselves on the fact that all of our teachers have five essential traits: we are all fully qualified, Enhanced Disclosed, have a wealth of teaching experience from schools, colleges and universities, many of our staff have played with some of the biggest names in the industry and, most importantly, we teach in a professional environment using the best equipment and resources.
We are pleased to offer classical and popular music lessons in all instruments, including piano lessons and guitar lessons. We teach ABRSM grades, Rockschool Grades and Trinity Grades, but if you’re more interested in being in a band or just want to play at home to relax, then we have just the Edinburgh-based music lessons for you.
LESSONSFor kids, teenagers and adults
£ 25 / 33Per 1/2 Hour with Music Teacher / Professor of Music
£ 25 or £ 33
Per 1/2 Hour with Music Teacher or Professor of Music
£ 39 or £ 46
Per Hour with Music Teacher or Professor of Music
STUDENT LESSONSWith Valid Student Card
£ 25Per 1/2 Hour
Per 1 Hour
* Professor lessons are only available for Piano, Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Music Theory, Music Technology and Music Management.
Morningside School of Music: 138 Comiston Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5QN, UK
0131 447 1117