Chris Day has just joined the team and will be starting beginner adult group ukulele classes running on a Friday morning at 10 am and 11am.
Students will learn basic chords and strumming patterns to popular songs in a relaxed environment. As the classes progress students will be given the opportunity to extend their range of skills to include fingerpicking of chords and melody playing.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch to book your place or ask any questions!
If you fancy trying out guitar, ukelele or blues harmonica we’re starting some 4 week-long adult taster sessions from Monday, 18 November.
Blues Harmonica; Monday Evening At 7 PM Starting 18th of November
Guitar; Thursday Evening at 6 PM Starting 21st of November
Ukelele; Friday Morning At 10 AM and 11 AM Starting 22nd of November
Don’t Hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to sign up!
Graham McLeod is a professional musician and music teacher based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2007, where he studied contemporary guitar, improvisation and composition. Since then his flexible and diverse expertise has been in high demand as both an electric and acoustic performer in a wide range of genres. He has toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe and Australasia with acoustic instrumental trio The String Contingent, singer-songwriters Kat Healy (Scotland) and Lucy Wise (Australia), and folk/funk group Modhan.
Graham has taught music classes, workshops and private lessons in a wide range of environments; from folk and world music festivals in New Zealand, to kindergartens, primary schools, high schools and colleges in Australia, community youth outreach programmes in Lesotho (Southern Africa), and prisons and music schools in Scotland. Graham has also held teaching positions with the City of Edinburgh Council and West Lothian College.
We are starting beginner group classes on Saturday mornings for 10 to 14-year-olds at The Drill Hall on guitar and blues harmonica. The classes are no bigger than 6 students and cost £30 for 4 weeks (payable in advance).
On guitar we’ll be starting with how to tune, playing 1st chords and learning some tunes. All lesson materials are provided, you just need to bring a guitar (we do have a few available for rental though).
On harmonica we will be looking at 10 hole diatonic playing in the key of C starting with basic melodies and then moving up to blues improvisation.
Guitar – September 14th 10 AM
Harmonica – September 14th 11 AM
Quite possibly the 1st tune you will ever learn on harmonica, hopefully not the last!
Here is the transcription
4 week Taster Sessions
We are offering group classes for complete beginners (adults) to see if you like the instrument.
Classes take place at our studio at Out of the Blue in groups of no more than 5 so as not to dilute the experience. You will be provided with handouts and lesson material, all you need to bring is your instrument (although we do have some available for rent).
The course costs £40 and you need to contact us to book your space.
Blues Harmonica – Monday 10 AM or 7 PM Starting August 19th
Guitar – Monday 11 AM or 6 PM Starting August 19th
Ukelele – Wednesday 12 AM or 6 PM Starting August 21st
Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
£30 for 60 minutes
£25 for 45 minutes
£18 for 30 minutes
Group Taster Sessions
£40 for 4 lessons
How to get here
36 Dalmeny Street
There is free parking outside
Buses that come here:- 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 22, 25 and 49