Portobello Music School is delighted to be in its 13th year with over 350 students from babies to teens attending its Saturday music classes. Children up to primary 2 age attend a series of progressive creative music classes which prepare them for group instrumental lessons starting in primary 3. Children can choose from a wide range of instruments including: flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello, guitar, piano and drums, taught by an enthusiastic team of highly experienced music teachers. As well as receiving instrumental tuition, children also attend weekly musicianship classes which develop essential aural skills and music theory.
We provide these classes from primary 3 to primary 7 after which time children can either continue with us having individual lessons or we can prepare them to study part-time at the junior departments of Edinburgh Napier University or the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Some children have also gone on to study full-time at Edinburgh Music School and the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School.