We have reopened for lessons!
Our lessons have now resumed at the music school as well as online. We expect to be very busy, so book now to avoid disappointment.
Edinburgh Piano Lessons
We have a selection of the finest piano teachers in the country who specialise in classical, jazz and popular styles of playing. You can have piano lessons at any age, lots of adults attend Morningside School of Music.
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 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 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 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.
Ukulele, Accordion & More
Most our teachers are multi-instrumentalists who enjoy playing less popular but equally attractive instruments, so if you have something special in mind don't be afraid to ask. You may be surprised at the wide range of instruments we can teach you something about...
Morningside School of Music. Raising musical excellence across Edinburgh since 1999.
All of our music teachers at Morningside School of Music are professional, fully-qualified experts, with extensive backgrounds working within the music industry as performers as well as teachers. We aim to offer the very best music lessons in Edinburgh to all ages, children and adults. Learning to sing or play a musical instrument is excellent fun and highly rewarding, both academically and socially.
We are proud to offer a range of music lessons at our Edinburgh location including Guitar (electric and acoustic), Bass, Piano, Singing, Drums, Violin, Saxophone, Music Production, Music Theory and much more. Our Edinburgh Singing Lessons and Edinburgh Guitar Lessons are a firm favourite with our clients, however, our Edinburgh Piano Lessons are also very popular choice for both children as well as adults. We offer tuition to all levels from complete beginner right through to advanced.
We like to practice what we preach, so you’ll find that most of our staff have performed alongside some of the biggest names in the music industry, playing piano, singing backing vocals, soloing on electric guitar and much more. We also have had a long list of famous celebrities attending the school for tuition, including an Edinburgh based international writer, television hosts, 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. All of our music teachers are fully qualified expert musicians and hold PVG Enhanced Disclosure registration. We love music, we live for music and we want to help you enjoy it and get as much from being a musician as we do.
Our music teachers work with both adults and children (age 4+). The music school opens at around 2.30pm on weekdays and closes at 10pm, we are also open at the weekends to offer tuition, so we are available whenever is most convenient for you.
Our lessons take place in the beautiful Morningside neighbourhood of Edinburgh, and our building is just steps away from several major bus routes and just next door to South Morningside Primary School. Feel free to give us a call to speak with one of our friendly instrumental teachers who will be more than happy to help with organising a music lesson for you or your child.
You are never too old you learn. Due to our opening hours, we actually teach more adults now that children! Learning to sing, strumming the guitar, practising the trumpet or jamming on the drums, it is for everyone, not just the kids.
What they've said about us
Here are some nice things few successful people say about us.
“…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 GurrFormer 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 ThomNo.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 McMurrayDrummer, 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 NottayStar 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 ColeDirector 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 McKayHead 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 WagstaffBA (Hons) MMus, PhD (Music) Edinburgh University Music Lecturer and International Composer
“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 (...) I had visions of turning up (at Morningside School of Music) 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 MacAuleyTax Advisor
“After 12 years married together, we 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. 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 practising just so she can beat me…” Jokes Peter.”Madeline and Peter NorthridgeCivil Servants
Our most popular music lessons
Do you want to record or perform live?
We give all our music students the opportunity to play live, either solo or as part of a band, and to record in the studio to make a demo. If you are a singer, it can be a massive boost to your confidence and abilities when hearing yourself singing on a recording. Our professional PR managers can help get you get off on the right foot when getting involved in the music industry. Some of our team have been resposible for many number one selling singles and albums, here and internationally.
Meet the Teacher
Emily – Singing Teacher
An experienced voice teacher with an excellent track record of vocal improvement and the management of performance anxiety. Emily holds a Bachelor’s degree in music with honours specialising in voice and a Master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh in music, researching film composition. To book a vocal lesson with email, please visit the contact page or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
About Morningside School of Music
We pride ourselves on the fact that all of our teachers have particular qualities that we see as essential in order to be a first-class music teacher. Our tutors are all fully qualified and registered through the Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme. Further to this, our music tutors have a wealth of educational experience from schools, colleges and universities. Many of these musicians have also played with some of the biggest artists in the music industry and, more importantly, have a passion for helping people learn to play a musical instrument. Morningside School of Music is a professional learning environment kitted out with the very best equipment and academic resources for all ages and levels from complete beginner.
We are pleased to offer classical and popular music lessons on all instruments and well as singing, we have a range of singing teachers who offer the very finest vocal tuition in Edinburgh. We also teach piano lessons and guitar lessons which are very popular, amongst many other instruments. We offer expert tuition on ABRSM grades, Rockschool grades and Trinity College London grades, but if you’re more interested in being in a band or just want to play at home to relax, then we can offered you the very best, fully tailored private music lessons.
Do you offer online music lessons?
Yes. During the coronavirus outbreak, we have had to close the music school building on the advice of the UK & Scottish Governments. Currently, all of our music lessons are taking place using Zoom, Skype or Facetime.
The music teachers are working from home at this time, however, we are still a fully functional business that is open as usual, all be it in an online sense. Online music tuition works incredibly well and we can cover all the lesson materials with you, the same as if the tuition was carried out in person, in the same room. We understand that some people may be a little unsure about trying online music lessons. Let us set everything up for you and you can give it a try, we are certain that you will be very pleasantly surprised.
When we open back up
If you are wondering “but are the singing lessons near me?”, we are based on Comiston Road in the Morningside are of Edinburgh, handy for central Edinburgh, Midlothian, West Lothian, East Lothian, the Borders and Fife. We can promise you that our highly professional vocal tuition with the best team of singing teachers in Edinburgh, is well worth any travel.