Welcome to Strollers Music School, where we will teach you how to make music, not just play it. We believe that is is more important to help our students to fulfil their own personal goals, rather that just stick to a curriculum.
The school was started by Tomlin Leckie as an antidote to all the music teachers out there who are just keeping one step ahead of their students rather than truly knowing their stuff. From 2018 onwards, long time teacher Harry Higgs has taken over running the school and aims to continue with Tomlin’s mission statement.
At Strollers all of our tutors are full-time musicians with years of experience teaching and excellent credentials.
Where are we?
All of our lessons take place in our studio at Music Base on Great Junction Street in Edinburgh. The building is a lovely space for various musical and creative businesses. There is also a nice cafe to relax in while you wait.
There is free parking directly outside the building after 6.30pm every day, and there is also plenty of free parking available anytime in many of the surrounding streets. We are also easily reached by bus, as we are just off the bottom of Leith Walk.
Strollers Music School
125 Great Junction Street
We operate all year round!
“The course was great and Tomlin is really cool which makes a difference. You have to practice though to progress properly so I will be doing that with the videos supplied and then hopefully go on to intermediate after the Summer”
“Before starting the course I was apprehensive as , at 63 I did not have a musical background. I needn’t have concerned myself as Tomlin’s style of teaching is very relaxed and supportive. He is a really good guy and his enthusiasm is infectious. With the use of Tomlin’s videos I will be practicing over the summer months. I had a thoroughly great time and am so looking forward to the next stage.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course from beginning to end. His blues course is suited to all ages and standards and is taught with such dedication and enthusiasm. Tomlin’s blues course has inspired me to continue playing and practising the harmonica!”
“There’s no better way to start playing harmonica. Great structure of all the course. Comes from the basics and gives you an easy and FUN way to get some knowledge. Great lesson videos that you can watch anytime at home whenever you get the chance!”
“As well as knowing his stuff, Tomlin also has tremendous patience with his pupils, making them feel at ease and therefore enhancing the learning experience!”
“As a complete beginner to musical instruments I was very nervous about taking guitar lessons in case I made a complete chump of myself. I need not have worried. Tomlin’s tutoring style put me at ease right from the start and he showed amazing patience while I picked up the basics and developed my ability as the lessons developed. He is clearly a very experienced guitar player, a great tutor and a genuinely nice person. If you are looking for guitar tuition I have no hesitation in recommending Tomlin to you.”
“The course was great, I really enjoyed every lesson and I have learned so much – I can do barre chords now which I didn’t think was possible at the start! Classes were informal and good fun. It has also been really inspirational.”
“An excellent course. Tomlin covers everything from how to tune to playing your first tune. He has a friendly, approachable and responsive teaching style that made the course enjoyable and effective. Highly recommended.”
“The beginners guitar course was really great. The pace was perfect for first-timers and Tomlin is an excellent teacher. We learnt a lot of cool stuff and had a great time!“
“Tomlin’s guitar lessons were relaxed, highly informative and motivating. The classes took place in comfortable surroundings and Tomlin was very laid back, open and friendly. I felt completely at ease and free to ask any questions which Tomlin always answered. The class was lots of fun and has given me a great start to my guitar playing as it was both inspiring and revelatory.”