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Morningside School of Music

Edinburgh, Lothian

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Morningside School of Music logo
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Morningside School of Music

Edinburgh, Lothian

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Morningside School of Music is Edinburgh's busiest school of music and has been raising musical excellence to children and adults since last century. We have expert teachers in piano, guitar, singing, bass, drums, saxophone, violin, clarinet, trumpet, viola and much more.

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Jan Craigen

24 August 2019

Fab service and great prices from friendly folks who really know their stuff! Guitar plays brilliantly again and looks like new. Cheers Paul!

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Paul Chambers

8 August 2019

I received an excellent service for my much loved but neglected 25 year old Studio Les Paul. It plays and looks like a dream once again - far better than my expectations when I got in touch and for a very agreeable price. I really appreciate the first class professional, proactive and passionate service. Paul turned it around in no time with genuine enthusiasm. I’ll definitely be a return customer in due course. Highly recommended. More...

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Huw Gurden

21 July 2019

Friendly, knowledgeable and passionate staff. welcoming and really reasonably priced.

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Lohengrin's Moll

20 June 2019

Excellent speedy service from friendly people who obviously love their work.

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James McGregor

15 June 2019

Did a fantastic set-up on my Gretsch Jet. Sounds great. Really friendly & knowledgeable staff, and a super-quick service... it was done in 2 days

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Shahzad Abbas

28 May 2019

Nice

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DK KASADA THAPARA

7 April 2019

Professor Paul is a very good teacher and is very kind as well. I am very happy that I am under his tutorage. I would really recommend all who are interested in music to definitely go there because you will be a great musician once you learn from him.

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Kenny Edmond

1 April 2019

Edinburgh Guitar Repair Centre is fantastic - I put my old (50year old) Yamaha 12 string, broken Guild and new-but-flawed Blueridge in for repair. Did not hold out much hope for the former 2 but with obvious TLC having been applied to the instruments, I had a tear in my eye as I viewed my old friends - unbelievable, I wish I could turn back the years like that....! The Blueridge is also perfect now, don't buy from Amazon!! Paul is great and is clearly passionate about his work. I am delighted with the service and cannot recommend Edinburgh Guitar Repair Centre too highly - 5 out of 5 Stars, no problem! Kenny Edmond More...

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Mohsin Malik

28 March 2019

Yes Love My place

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Kenneth Edmond

27 March 2019

Edinburgh Guitar Repair Centre is fantastic - I put my old (50year old) Yamaha 12 string, broken Guild and new-but-flawed Blueridge in for repair. Did not hold out much hope for the former 2 but with obvious TLC having been applied to the instruments, I had a tear in my eye as I viewed my old friends - unbelievable, I wish I could turn back the years like that....! The Blueridge is also perfect now, don't buy from Amazon!! Paul is great and is clearly passionate about his work. I am delighted with the service and cannot recommend Edinburgh Guitar Repair Centre too highly - 5 out of 5, no problem! More...

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Frederick Flintstone-Yabadabado

25 March 2019

They did a great job on my Fender Strat, it sounds like new!

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John Boyle

23 March 2019

Great wee Informative Site Here Folks You Can Even Obtain info on Funding .

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Tom Scullion

7 February 2019

Great Place. Nice teachers.

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Samantha Karlsson

13 January 2019

You did a great job of fixing my husband's guitar, he was well chuffed! Thanks for a quick turn around, we'll definitely tell people about you. Thanks.

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F Lucas

7 January 2019

Top place for having your baby set up. I had my fat start re stringed and am very happy with the results. 5 stars out of 5. Would definitely recommend!

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Tony Hickman

7 November 2018

Excellent level of teaching and in a way which builds confidence. My son's ability and interest has been nurtured and grown by Paul and his team

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chiara schilska

7 October 2018

My guitar had lain broken in its case for years, and with it the songs i had sung with it. I had not been able to get to a shop due to a health condition. A few days ago I had the yearning to sing with my guitar or at least have it working — for someone to accompany me. It was 8pm in the evening when I googled and Paul’s business flagged up. Open til 9.00 pm it said, I rang, within minutes he arrived in my place and took my guitar in his arms, as Paul spoke — his passion for his musical work and the instruments was wonderful. He brought my guitar back to me — the broken guitar neck caringly restored gleaming with a good polish and new strings… And the interest and offer to be of help should I require it. I was moved that someone could be so alive and in love with what they do. Paul seems to embrace the whole picture — the instrument, the music, the teaching, and the importance of the relationship with the customer. If only all businesses were that switched on. Many many thanks for helping me bring my guitar music back to me,,,, Many thanks Paul Chiara More...

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Jane Crowley

7 October 2018

I brought my guitar to Paul to be repaired. He was so helpful and knowledgeable. He fixed the guitar really quickly and it is like new again. The price is really reasonable for the quality of the work and the excellent service. I would thoroughly recomend Morningside Music school. More...

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ChristineW-185

5 October 2018

My daughter has been attending this music school for the past 4 months.She attends for both guitar and singing lessons and the progress she has made in such a short time has been amazing.Paul Boyd is a fantastic teacher and his enthusiasm for music is clear to all.Emily(singing teacher) is so sweet and also teaches to a very high standard.My daughter now sings beautifully.Millie really enjoys her music lessons and it's never a chore to attend classes.The whole family are made to feel welcome when dropping off or picking up from lessons. More...

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Cai Martlew

23 August 2018

The ISM provide excellent services to their members. I'm also very appreciative of the knock down price for graduates on their first year of subscription!

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David Barton

23 August 2018

I have been an ISM member for eight years and their support and assistance has been invaluable. As a self-employed music professional, navigating the murky waters of the music business can often be a minefield, but the ISM has always been there to help and support where necessary.

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Sandy Holland

23 August 2018

I've been a member of the ISM throughout my whole career as a professional musician and teacher, since undergraduate student days. That says it all!

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Murray Blackstock

7 August 2018

Excellent for adult learners with patient, friendly and knowledgeable tutors.Would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning a new instrument.

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Elaine Gilhooley

3 August 2018

My son is taking drum kit lessons with David Jeans. He thoroughly enjoys his lessons and style of teaching which has significantly developed his self esteem/confidence. The school has a lovely relaxed atmosphere which is focused on actively encouraging a childs individual musical ability in an enjoyable environment. More...

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Fiona Brett

3 August 2018

Fantastic music school. Both of my kids have attended for various lessons- drumming, singing and guitar. The teachers are really talented, friendly and encouraging. I couldn't recommend it highly enough. More...

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Alan Cantwell

3 August 2018

My daughter Leah is currently learning to play guitar under the excellent tuition of Paul at MSOM and loves it. She has made unbelievable progress in such a short space of time and id highly recommend this facility to anyone :)

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Gill Peters

3 August 2018

Beth - my favourite hour of the week is my singing lesson. Everyone is always so friendly, encouraging and nice. It is good that students are given the chance to perform if they want too.

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Michael Dunn

3 August 2018

I have been taking singing lessons with MSoM for the last 4 months. I started as a complete beginner wanting to learn how to sing choir music. My assigned teacher was Mireia Estrany Grau. Mireia is classically trained but seems to have a very wide ranging knowledge of all types of music. She is an excellent communicator, beautifully expressive and very patient and understanding! If the other music teachers at MSoM are of this calibre (and I have no reason to believe otherwise) then you can be assured of excellent teaching to support your musical ambitions. More...

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Mary Joe

3 August 2018

My son is learning piano in Morningside school of music under tuition of prof Paul Boyd . He is excellent teacher , very enthusiastic made my son to get 2 times distinction in grade 1 and grade 2 within short period of time. Very interesting and lots of fun strongly recommend for great quality of music and raising music excellence More...

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Iona MacDougall

3 August 2018

David and Paul are fantastic musicians and very generous with their time to help all their music students. Sam, 13 yrs old, started drumming about 10 months ago, and has come on leaps and bounds thanks to David's talent and patience. With Linda running the school like clockwork, when not teaching vocal, I can't recommend the school high enough. We're v lucky ... More...

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Andy Brown

3 August 2018

Absolutely brilliant tuition sessions. I have learnt so much in my time here and I look to further my progress thanks to the wonderful staff who have helped me so far. I would highly recommend this for anybody who is looking to learn a brand new instrument or even hone their skills on an instrument they haven't played in a while. Overall very friendly and great fun. More...

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Anne Scott

3 August 2018

My 8 year old has been taking violin lessons here for 2 years and is doing brilliantly with playing and reading music. Fantastic tutoring by Bethany who keeps her lessons fun as well as making sure she makes steady progress. Can't recommend highly enough.

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Nick Wright

3 August 2018

Top of the pile IMO!! Friendly, professional and encouraging. My teacher Mike is brilliant no matter the age of the students. They have a knack for moving me onto the right stuff at the right time and encourage the CORRECT mindset for music and your instrument and they have a way of getting me smiling after a rough work day!! Last but not least, very patient!! �� More...

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Frederick Flintstone-Yabadabado

3 August 2018

I've been having bass guitar lessons for a few months, I'm really enjoying it and I've progressed loads.

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Luke Shearer

3 August 2018

The teachers at Morningside School of Music are excellent and I really enjoyed my lessons!!

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Colin Morrison

3 August 2018

I have both daughters receiving lessons from Jake at Morningside School of Music - first class!

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Catherine Bisset

3 August 2018

This is a very special and welcoming music school which I can't rate highly enough. Me at my 2 kids have been taking drumming lessons for just over a year with David Jeans who is the most naturally talented teacher I have ever come across. His technical skill is awe-inspiring, but it's his patience, positivity and constant encouragment that has helped us develop our skills. Taking up drumming lessons is one of the most rewarding things I've ever done! I honestly can't recommend this place highly enough. More...

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Aidan Shearer

3 August 2018

Excellent place, best music school in Edinburgh in my opinion.

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Samantha Karlsson

3 August 2018

Our daughter has violin lessons and is working on Grade 2 with her teacher. I can't recommend the music school enough, I'm glad we found you! Thanks

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Pablo Lluch Romero

3 August 2018

This place offers top-quality vocal lessons taught by very kind and professional staff. Definitely, the place to go for improving your singing in Edinburgh.

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Marcus Brian Overstreet

3 August 2018

All three of our children (primary school age) really enjoy taking piano lessons here. They are learning a great deal from Jacob Spence (their teacher) and we've seen significant improvement from them since they started lessons. We highly recommend Morningside School of Music. More...

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Gordon McCarthy

3 August 2018

I can't recommend Morningside School of Music highly enough. The expertise of the teaching staff is top notch and they create a friendly and encouraging environment in which to learn. Our son attended lessons here for two years during which time he developed into a confident and skilled performer. So much so he now plays in a band and is studying music business at college. More...

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Cat Bergman

3 August 2018

My twin girls have been learning piano for several months now (perhaps close to 1 year), and they love it!!! They view their time at Morningside School of Music as the highlight of their week, and they have developed a real love of the piano. I'm also learning violin myself, and I enjoy having something to look forward to for myself once a week. It's simply fantastic!!! All the staff are wonderful, kind and encouraging. More...

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Bloggs Bloggs

23 July 2018

Paul and Graham....

Thanks Folks for such a fantastic repair job on my 43 old Humming Bird,
I thought all was lost when the neck got broken but you worked your magic and its as sweet as the day i got it.

The quality of your work was only matched by your enthusiasm and
Professionalism.

So appreciated.......Lawrie Mclachlan





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Samantha K.

18 July 2018

Brilliant wee music school with lots of friendly staff. I can't honestly get over how fast I am learning, and I'm thick! Massive respect to Dr Spence for getting me playing. 100% and a massive thumbs up from me! More...

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Daniel Campbell

7 July 2018

An amazing music school! Can’t rate enough. Staff are amazing.. it’s a local and independent school, heart of our community.

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Catriona Bergman

15 February 2018

My twin girls have been learning piano for several months now, and they love it!!! They view their time at Morningside School of Music as the highlight of their week, and they have developed a real love of the piano. I'm also learning violin myself, and I enjoy having something to look forward to for myself once a week. It's simply fantastic!!! All the staff are wonderful, kind and encouraging. More...

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Marcus Overstreet

24 August 2017

Wonderful place for my children to learn piano!

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Samuel Beckett

7 June 2017

Perfect.

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Javier Maestro

30 April 2017

El mural de la fachada lateral es digno de ver.

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Ele Glend

21 April 2017

Excellent school with very convenient time slots. My daughter absolutely loves her piano lessons there!!

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Isobel McIntyre

17 December 2016

It helped my grandaughter decide what she wanted to achieve

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DanielA-34

26 September 2016

I've just had my first lesson and I am still buzzing a few hours later! The teacher was such a nice guy and the stuff I learned in an hour, I just can't believe how fun and easy it seemed! I am so excited for my next lesson, so 5 stars for definite! More...

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8torSF

7 June 2016

Great teachers and facilities! with all the equipment provided and friendly atmosphere

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kirsty and mark harrower

7 June 2016

A terrific team of dedicated hard working professional teachers in a warm welcoming environment,encouraging and nurturing talent and all abilities at all times. With several opportunities throughout the year for students to perform live in front of an audience, I would thoroughly recommend Morningside School of Music to anyone looking to learn their chosen instrument and have lots of fun at the same time. More...

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Stuart Iversen

7 June 2016

Incredibly friendly place that makes going along to lessons fun.

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Alasdair MacLullich

16 November 2015

Very friendly, great lessons, and always a warm and encouraging atmosphere. My two children have been attending for more than two years and they have both made rapid progress. David Jeans teaches drums and has a huge knowedge, allowing pupils to learn a lot about different styles of drumming, great drummers, and how and so on, as well as doing grades and getting the chance to perfom live. Paul Boyd is a great piano teacher who also has vast knowledge not just of piano but of music in general, as well as the requirements for exams and so on - which is important alongside the musical education.

Also there is a great culture of working together and encouraging all the pupils, who have the chance to perform at the Morningside School of Music concerts every few months. Strongly recommended!
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Simon Jackson

12 October 2015

Guitar lesson with fantastic teacher, friendly staff. Excellent in all regards, can't recommend them more highly!

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IslaD

18 August 2015

I went along to Morningside School of Music on the recommendation of a friend who goes for drum lessons there. At 35, I'd been wanting to learn to play electric guitar for a few years but had always felt intimidated by learning to play music as an adult (I couldn't read music and believed I was 'tone deaf'). The staff at Morningside School of Music could not have been more helpful. They immediately put me at ease and after 5 years of lessons there, I have achieved more with my guitar playing than I ever would have dreamed I could. I've gone from a total novice to being able to perform in public and I'm even planning to take my Grade 5 Practical and Theory exams. If you'd have told me I'd be doing that 5 years ago, I would have laughed at you! Thank you Morningside School of Music! More...

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Steve_UN_Adams

18 August 2015

I just had to go online and leave a review about the music school. My little girl has singing lessons with Linda, and ever since she started, she just signs constantly! I am no music expert, but I think her voice has improved so much in a very short space of time. If she keeps going this way, she will be a star and she can buy me that Ferarri I've always dreamed off! :-) More...

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Paul Mooney

13 July 2015

Presided over by the shy, reserved and retiring Professor Paul Boyd, the Morningside School of Music does a fantastic job in teaching people of all ages and backgrounds to sing and play a range of instruments. The staff are welcoming, friendly and supportive and the School has justifiably earned a good reputation for setting high standards and encouraging individuals, their family and friends to explore the richness and beauty of music. More...

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James WPS

18 June 2015

An brilliant music school. Paul and the team have created a great atmosphere to learn in; I went as an adult piano beginner and 6 months later have progressed (via Muse and Coldplay) to Chopin.

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J Ritchie

17 June 2015

Found Morningside School of Music almost by accident while visiting Edinburgh for the weekend and needed an extra piano lesson for one of my children before an exam. What a find it was. Paul is the most incredible teacher. My child's piano playing improved dramatically after just an hour with Paul and what was even more impressive was their renewed enthusiasm for the piano. This was all thanks to Paul. I can't recommend him highly enough. More...

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Louise Carlin

17 June 2015

Morningside School of Music excels in providing music tuition and programmes to people of all ages and background, in particular children and young people. The staff are highly qualified, experienced professionals who inspire and motivate their students to achieve their music goals – while having fun in the process. It is an experience not to be missed! More...

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Gus Harrower

17 June 2015

Excellent teaching facility with brilliant staff! I thoroughly enjoy going for lessons and have been given incredible opportunities to perform live and record my songs. The quality of teaching is impeccable! :) More...

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Stephen O'Rourke

15 June 2015

Morningside School of Music is a first class outfit run by its founder and dedicated lead teacher Prof Paul Boyd. My 7 year old daughter started piano lessons with Paul at MSM earlier this year and in just a few months she has progressed enormously. She plays and practices every day now, such is the positivity and sense of fun that Paul's teaching instils. I was cautious at first (too many bad memories of grumpy piano teachers from my youth!) but Paul is something truly rare: he is someone with great musical talent and a natural gift for teaching :-) More...

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mark harrower

15 June 2015

A terrific team of dedicated hard working professional teachers in a warm welcoming environment,encouraging and nurturing talent and all abilities at all times. With several opportunities throughout the year for students to perform live in front of an audience, I would thoroughly recommend Morningside School of Music to anyone looking to learn their chosen instrument and have lots of fun at the same time. More...

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Ewan MacKenzie

14 June 2015

My son started piano lessons with Paul last year when he was six.  Paul is a great teacher.  He really enjoys going - he learns and has fun every lesson - and the whole set up is really friendly and welcoming.  The shows they hold are great fun too. I can't recommend Morningside School of Music highly enough. More...

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Conal Mooney

13 June 2015

Ive been going there for four years now, and it is great! the staff are very friendly and always keen to help you move in the musical direction that is right for you. I recently passed my grade 8 Rockschool guitar exam, and I have passed my ABRSM grade 5 theory. With the help of the teachers I have done lots of gigs and live performances in Edinburgh. I've also worked with many other students from the music school, and this has helped me to really grow as a musician. In addition to that I have also recorded in a studio and made my own demos. Overall it is a fantastic place, and I have applied what I have learned here when I am with my friends, practising, gigging and in the studio. I cannot recommend it enough. More...

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Khalid Al Khajah

7 June 2014

Extremely friendly, knowledgeable and supportive teachers, and highly professional! I would (and have on many occasions) recommend them.

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Anne Röhrig

7 June 2014

I have been part of the Edinburgh Choir and loved it! Bunch of talented people! xx

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wolfthing118 .

7 June 2014

Friendly place with great teachers, I learn and improve with every lesson.

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Fraser de Banzie

30 April 2014

I received drum lessons from the Morningside School of Music for a number of years. The lessons were brilliantly structured and delivered by a tutor who had a great deal of passion for the instrument. The school has a really friendly, pressure-free vibe and can accommodate any level of player of any age.

In the end it was the skills gained from these lessons that got me into the Popular Music course at Edinburgh Napier University so I would thoroughly recommend this music school.
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Chris Donnelly

29 April 2014

If you're even remotely interested or considering learning an instrument, I can't recommend Morningside School of Music enough!. I have seen the work they do first hand and am always impressed with the way in which they teach students of all levels in a way that is digestible and encouraging and tailored to the individual. I've also attended a number of the shows they put on to showcase the students and it's brilliant to see the students musical progression that is a clear outcome of the teaching at the school. Fantastic staff and a fantastic place to learn. This is a school I happily return to, which says something in itself! More...

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Isla Davies

28 April 2014

I can't speak highly enough of the teaching at Morningside School of Music. I went along for guitar lessons 3 years ago at the age of 36 with no previous experience of playing music. The teachers did a great job of helping me overcome my inhibitions and ignited my interest in music theory, song writing and recording as well as playing guitar. My initial trepidation and fear of 'stuffy music-types' was quickly dispelled by the staff whose informal approach and openness to any kind of music quickly put me at ease. Although I may not have believed it possible 3 years ago, I now find myself a competent musician and have joined a band! Thank you, Morningside School of Music! More...

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Richie Adams

27 April 2014

Paul is a really patient dude, which is a real benefit in my case! The surroundings and atmosphere are completely relaxed and welcoming. If you or yours are planning to take up an instrument, here is a great place to start! More...

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Cheryl Zoey Loke

26 April 2014

I am an international student currently studying in Edinburgh. I always wanted to learn how to compose music and Morningside School of Music is the music school in Edinburgh that cater to my wish with one-to-one lessons. The lessons are really fun and creative and I am always looking forward to it. It is also very flexible where I get to schedule it around my university activities so that I can enjoy learning music while studying for my course. The teachers are very friendly and the centre is very comfortable that makes you feel at home right from the start. It is certainty one of the best experiences for me in Edinburgh. More...

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Maryann

10 August 2011

We found Morningside School of Music on Yell and thought we would give them a try. My daughters play piano and love it. the correct web address is http://www.polarflamemusic.com

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Qype User chryse…

23 April 2008

Being Edinburgh's newest music school, the Morningside School of Music offers tuition in many instruments, covering many styles of music. Primarily based around guitar, bass, keyboard and drums, it also offers flute, violin and saxophone lessons. Students are all ages, from 7year-olds with a yearning to hit drums to retired and enthusiastic ladies who have finally taken the plunge and bought a violin. A variety of instruments are also available for purchase or hire. Gift vouchers can be purchased, perfect for encouraging a more timid hopeful virtuoso to get started. All the staff are professional musicians, and give quality and enjoyable lessons. So if you have ever wondered what it's like to blow a sax, scrape a fiddle or plonk a piano, head down and give it a go. It's fun. More...

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We love seeing our students go from being unable to play and growing into professional musicians.

Our love for teaching music! We don't see teaching as a job, it is the best fun ever and we consider ourselves to be incredibly lucky to be able to do it each day! :-)

We have the best teachers available, we don't employ 2nd best!

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