Learn the building blocks of blues guitar. Scales, chord progressions, cool vamps and licks plus a beginners guide to the art of improvisation.

The class lasts 2 1/2 hours (with a wee coffee break!) and costs £20. All you need to do is bring your guitar!

Booking is necessary so just drop me a line on 07515 173960 or through the contact form! Feel free to ask any questions!!

We are running a “junk drumming” workshop on Saturday 10th May where kids can learn to make beats on stuff they find around the house.

Who says that you need drums to be a drummer?

The junk drumming workshop is an introduction to the world of rhythm and beats.
The great thing is that you won’t be using any “proper” musical instruments, instead you will be using anything that can make a sound.

Creativity, exploration and group performance are key here!

For children (8-12 yrs)

Making sounds with improvised musical instruments support the idea that things can be recycled and radically transformed.

For teenagers (13-17 yrs)

It does not matter if you are new to music and rhythm or if you already play an instrument, this workshop is aimed to improve your creativity, knowledge about rhythm and your ensemble performance skills.

The course takes place in The Music Room at Out of the Blue and will be taught by the fabulous Davide Rinaldi.

Class times

10 – 11 AM 8-12 year olds
11.15 – 12.15 PM 13-17 year olds

The class costs £8 and booking is necessary so just drop me a line on 07515 173960 or through the contact form!

If you happen to know anyone else whose kids might be interested, sharing this post would be much appreciated!

Hercules promo shot smallThe group classes run for 4 weeks as a taster session to see if you like the instrument and then you can choose to carry on for 8 week blocks. The four-week taster session costs £40. You will be provided with all course materials and all you need to do is bring your instrument.

The class runs from 13 March on Thursdays at 8 PM.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions and to book your place (booking is necessary!)

 

Ukelele Taster session for complete beginners

IMG_2896The group classes run for 4 weeks as a taster session to see if you like the instrument and then you can choose to carry on for 8 week blocks. The four-week taster session costs £40. You will be provided with all course materials and all you need to do is bring your instrument.

The class runs from 10th February on Mondays at 7pm

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions and to book your place (booking is necessary!)

 

First off I just wanted to thank you all for a lovely year of music and lessons! I hope you have a good festive period and are ready for all the exciting stuff coming next year.

 

Christmas vouchers

Vouchers for individual or group lessons are available to give as gifts. Just let us know what you want and we can organise it for you.

 

2014 group classes

The group classes run for 4 weeks as a taster session to see if you like the instrument and then you can choose to carry on for 8 week blocks. The four-week taster session costs £40. You will be provided with all course materials and all you need to do is bring your instrument. We have some harmonicas for sale though!

 

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions and to book your place (booking is necessary!)

 

• Guitar

  • Thursday, 9 January 4 PM Kids Beginner Guitar
  • Thursday, 9 January 7 PM Adult Beginner Guitar
  • Thursday, 9 January 8 PM Adult Mixed Class

• Ukelele

  • Monday, 6 January 6 PM Adult Beginner Ukelele
  • Monday, 6 January 7 PM Adult Mixed Ability Ukelele
  • Friday, 10 January 11 AM Adults Complete Beginner Ukelele

• Blues Harmonica

  • Tuesday, 7 January 11 AM Adult Complete Beginner

 

 

 

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!

 

Hercules promo shot smallGraham McLeod

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.

 

Not sure if drums are for you? Why not come down to our drum open day at our studio in The Drill Hall.

You can try out the drum kit, meet Davide (the teacher) and see if you fancy booking a full lesson!

All ages welcome from kids to adults.

12 pm until 3 pm 28th of September at 36 Dalmeny Street

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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.

Class Times

Guitar – September 14th 10 AM
Harmonica – September 14th 11 AM

 
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