Edinburgh Guitar Lessons

Guitar lessons for adults

Guitar Lessons are at Morningside School of Music. Most of the adult learners who attend are complete beginners who haven’t even held a musical instrument before. Despite this, the basics of playing the guitar can be quickly learned, and our clients usually end their first lesson being able to play a few different songs. If you are looking for Edinburgh guitar lessons, look no further!


Learning to play the guitar can be much easier than you imagined!

Some adults worry that they won’t be able to learn to play the guitar as they have left it too late. This fear is quickly dissolved during the first lesson, and our adult learners realise that their fingers are abler than they first thought,

Our qualified music tutors like to offer the best structured approached to learning while ensuring that we cover the styles of music that our clients want to learn. Most adults that have tried piano lessons as a child may be put off from having lessons again due to the strict reputation that piano teachers had in the past. Those days are gone, and a fresh, friendly, fun and vibrant brand of professional music teacher now exists that is a pleasure to be around and to be taught by. Some adult learners may be interested in trying to work through the piano grades for personal achievement; others may prefer to have a more relaxed approach and learn some songs for fun. Either way, our teachers will support you and assist you in determining the very best method that will suit your needs.

Read our testimonials to find out what our existing clients say.


Children’s Guitar Tuition

We usually start teaching children age 4+. We have small 1/4 and 1/2 size children’s size guitars that we can let your little one use during the lesson. With younger children, we promote the fun aspects of playing the guitar by teaching music that kids can identify with (nursery rhymes, cartoon themes, pop songs, etc.) At the same time, we also ensure that the correct level of theoretical and practical knowledge is taught, in a gentle and fun way.

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Angus and Conal on stage performing at Morningside Live to a sell-out audience.

The high number of primary school children that have attended for many years is clear evidence of the professional and enjoyable approach we take to educating 4 to 12-year-olds. We see each child as an individual, and we tailor lessons specifically to suit their musical needs and interests. Our teachers have taught children to play the guitar from all over Edinburgh, with many parents now travelling from much further afield, from places such as Glasgow, Kilmarnock, Fife, the Borders and even Carlisle.


Guitar Classes for High School Pupils

Our guitar teachers have inside knowledge of what is required to pass National 5, Higher and Sixth Year Study school exams, and our teachers have taught in secondary schools for many years. We will ensure that your son or daughter gets the correct professional tuition required to work in line with Scottish Qualification Authority school music curriculum to move towards gaining high results. We have a fun approach to the necessary coursework that schools hand out during 4th, 5th and 6th year, this, in turn, makes learning more accessible and guitar practice more enjoyable. Most schools follow the syllabi coursework of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Rockschool or Trinity College London. We offer the very highest level of music tuition available for all three of these options.

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One of our guitar students, Simon Jackson, practising at home.

Alongside school curriculum, we cover tailored music tuition that will suit your teen’s musical interests from rock, indie, pop, heavy metal, punk and much more. Our guitar teachers have worked with some of the biggest names in the international music industry; this will allow for a fascinating lesson in learning the best guitar techniques to make the best guitarist.

We have taught pupils from both state and private schools for almost 20 years. Our clients attend schools such as George Watson’s College, George Heriot’s, Boroughmuir High School, Fettes College, St. George’s School for Girls, Stewart’s Melville College, Mary Erskine’s, South Morningside Primary School and much more.

Our Guitar Teachers

Our guitar teachers are not only fully qualified at what they do, but they also have a wealth of practical musicianship experience gained from playing with some of the most significant acts in the music industry, both in the studio and live.

We have a mixture of highly skilled guitar educators at Morningside School of Music. They have worked as high school music teachers, university professors, primary school music assistants and community education guitar teachers. All of our clients are guaranteed high-quality guitar lessons from the very best expert teachers in the field.

When asking yourself “Are there guitar lessons near me?”, Morningside School of Music has spent almost 20 years finding the best teachers in Scotland. Guitar lessons don’t come better than this!

Learning the Guitar

Guitar is not only one of the more sociable musical instruments, but it is also moderately easier to learn in comparison to the piano for example. Most learners can pick up the basics and even play a few songs within their first lesson. We primarily aim to cover each guitarist’s specific learning goals and styles. We teach popular music, jazz, classical, blues, country and so on. Another area that can be of interest is studying towards formal qualifications. The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Rockschool (RSL) and Trinity are three such providers of graded syllabi that we can take our clients through to gain professional recognition through completing music exams.

We offer private one-to-one guitar tuition for all ages, age four upwards. There is a significant number of adult learners attend Morningside School of Music to pick up the guitar, and due to our late 9 o’clock closing time, music lessons can be participated in after working hours.

Guitars can be purchased brand new for as little as £40, and it is possible to obtain different size guitars dependant on the age of the student. Your guitar teacher can recommend the best instrument for your needs.

Get in touch with our guitar teachers who will be more than happy to offer you assistance.