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If you are frustrated by trying to teach yourself using youtube videos, stuck playing the same things you know, bored with the licks and riffs, or simply not sure where to start with guitar, worried that you lack 'natural talent' and won't ever be able to do the things you want to be able to do on guitar, get in touch and let us help you!

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28 March 2019

I really enjoyed the Find Your Voice course which I just completed. The teachers are very professional, nice and dedicated to creating an atmosphere in which you can improve without feeling self-conscious or stressed. I like their approach a lot and also their attentiveness in recording the lessons and sending you links to recordings and exercises every time, which are very helpful. I did however doubt about whether I would really need no guidance after an 8-week course like this, but they are introducing long-term 1-on-1 tuition later in this year. More...

D
28 March 2019

Diana was highly talented and very patient. I arrived with a guitar that had ceased to interest me and went home after my first lesson with a very 'alive' instrument. I have since had many lessons and taken part in some excellent progress sessions. My efforts were rewarded by the new album we pulled out of the hat in Indiana this month. A long way to go to record - but I was prepared and gave myself a good chance of writing and performing well. Delighted at myself (eek) but more importantly at the Key to Music for inspiring me. More...

K
27 May 2018

This music school caters to students individual learning requirements, taking in to account the lever they are at. We were taught within a group environment which is great for interacting with the other musicians and speeding up the learning process on a practical level. I found Diana and the other tutors to be really helpful and encouraging. More...

S
27 May 2018

I have to say that since starting with KTM about a year and a half ago the progress has been awesome , Diana has always developed me further each time even though being part of a group. The group experience has given me more confidence over time. I tried the find your voice course last year which again further developed my confidence .Both Lara and Diana have been great teachers and I still have a lot to learn from them More...

C
27 May 2018

Diana is an exceptional teacher! Her ability to create material that is right on spot and hits the exact topics you need to work on is amazing. Trust her and her teaching methods, and you will have the exact results sou want to see. I made only good experiences with her as a teacher and also as an understanding and caring person :) Keep it up - Five stars! More...

C
27 May 2018

I recently completed the 8 week course and had an amazing experience. Learnt a lot and definitely improved as a singer. The teacher, Lara is very talented, a great teacher and overall a lovely person.

L
27 May 2018

I've attended the songwriting and singing courses and have had great experiences with both of them. The teachers Diana and Lara are highly professional and helpful, and make the effort to tailor the lessons to their needs. They are also very accessible and happy to give feedback or reply to questions and doubts, and care about your progress. Recommended for all levels of skill. More...

E
27 May 2018

I take a once weekly guitar lesson with Diana, who is a really fantastic teacher. I feel comfortable learning with her and always look forward to my session every week. She incorporates all aspects of guitar playing in her sessions - chords, lead and rhythm in a friendly group environment - with some ensemble playing as well.I would never have got as far with my playing if it wasn’t for Diana and these lessons. She’s also very encouraging to her students and gives opportunities to play live at events as well. I’d definitely recommend Key to Music to anyone who wishes to learn guitar for either getting into singer/songwriting or just playing as a hobby! More...

J
27 May 2018

I had the most amazing experience with Diana and Key To Music! I took Vocal, Guitar and one-on-one classes with Diana while living in Edinburgh for 5 months in 2016 and couldn't believe how much I progressed in such a short time! She gave me so much confidence, helped me prepare for a very challenging performance singing live at a close friend's memorial, and even taught me how to use a loop pedal! I'm so lucky to have found someone like Diana to personally oversee my progress. She put so much time and care into her lessons and I still to this day have yet to find another music teacher that compares. Wish I could go back to Edinburgh just for these classes! More...

K
27 May 2018

I spent almost 2 years in group guitar lessons with Diana and I couldn't have asked for more! Every lesson was fun and interesting, but most of all Diana challenged us each week to better ourselves, practice our skills and go outside of our comfort zone. She encouraged us to create our own musical arrangements and try them out in class, to try more complex parts of the music, and hosted events for us to play publicly to build our confidence, such as Christmas shows and shows in the fringe. Diana also hosted multiple extra opportunities to practice such as jam nights or extra rehearsals around public performances (for which she does not charge), and you get to know so many more people in her classes this way too and arrange possible collaborations! The style in which Diana taught was also very beneficial for me, she explained things very thoroughly and not only taught us guitar, but also about music and how arrangements come together, how songs are made and written and much more. Diana has been a great teacher and friend, and her infectious passion for music has really inspired me, she is always supporting and motivating her students! Highly recommend if you are looking for a great teacher and a great experience! More...

A
13 March 2018

I have to say that since starting with KTM about a year and a half ago the progress has been awesome , Diana has always developed me further each time even though being part of a group. The group experience has given me more confidence over time. I tried the find your voice course last year which again further developed my confidence .Both Lara and Diana have been great teachers and I still have a lot to learn from them More...

G
8 November 2016

Diana and the people of Key to Music are probably the most respectful and effective music tuition in the whole of Edinburgh. I've known Diana and how she teaches music and I've always been amazed at the amount of results she gets from her students. They always manage to make progress, no matter the skill level or how busy their lives are. She makes your learning and experience a top priority and I believe it's one of the big secrets she possesses. Also, it doesn't hurt the amount of time and dedication she puts into understanding HOW to teach - which unfortunately we don't see in other music teachers on average.

I can only HIGHLY recommend you attending Key to Music - and ONLY Key to music - if you are thinking about taking up music, no matter your ambitions or skill set.
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J
4 November 2016

A fantastic course in singing, which taught me how to control my voice and hit the right notes! As a keen guitarist, with no real singing experience, the course was perfect for me and I learnt loads. Now confident in learning new songs, which is great, and opens up many more creative opportunities. Thanks! More...

G
3 November 2016

If you're looking for guitar lessons from someone who is a trained professional and who knows how to make learning really enjoyable then you need look no further than Key To Music.

Their approach to teaching is infused with creativity and is results driven. Definitely check them out!
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M
2 November 2016

The best place to learn multiple skills .....guitar, voice and songwriting!!!! All at one place!!!! Diana has the best proven teaching methods to accelerate progress for anyone at any skill level

B
1 November 2016

Diana is a great teacher. She explains stuff in easy to understand ways and is great fun just to be around. I definitely recommend Key To Music to anyone that actually wants to learn to play the guitar!

J
30 October 2016

An excellent teacher who took the time to give extensive feedback and tailor the lessons to suit my needs. I wanted some advice on singing but Diana also gave me invaluable tips on song writing and melody writing too.

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The opportunity to work with people to expand and develop their skills.

The opportunity to carry out tuition in the way that I have found to be the most effective.

I have over a decade of experience in helping students overcome challenges and reach their goals, and I can help you, too. It's common for students to come to me after spending anything from one to several years trying to overcome the hurdles experienced by beginning guitarists - and find they make more progress here in three months than they did in all of the previous time they spent learning.

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Tuition in voice - learn how to use your voice to its optimum.

Learn guitar, get results and have fun.

Would you love to write your own songs but you're not too sure how to go about it? Some of my songwriting students are now working towards recording albums and EPs and you can too.