Edinburgh School of Music

Music Lessons for all ages

About ESM

Edinburgh School of Music is an independent music school based in Edinburgh city centre.  We are a team of highly experienced, enthusiastic and professional teachers who provide music lessons in a wide range of instruments.  

Our goal at ESM is to bring the love of music into all our student's lives in a fun and enjoyable way as well as providing all the necessary skills to pass exams, perform with confidence and compose music and songs. We are very proud to maintain a 100% pass rate in all our student's instrumental and vocal music exams making us Edinburgh's favourite music school for private music lessons.

One - to - one tuition

Lessons are available for a range of instruments including voice, piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, flute, recorder and drums. We offer one to one private lessons in our studio in Meadowbank or online lessons


We offer a range of music group activities including our Baby music groups (for ages 0-5), youth singing groups, performance coaching workshops and summer school music groups. Please contact us to find out the groups that are currently available. 


At ESM we believe that learning to make incredible music is just not as rewarding if you don’t share it with others. We provide monthly showcases at Edinburgh's Jazz Bar in addition to end of term concerts. This gives our students plenty of opportunities to showcase their progress and develops our pupils into confident performers.

Unfortunately, due to current restrictions surrounding concerts, we are unable to host any concerts at this time.  

Upcoming Events

  • ESM Baby Music class
    Wed, 11 Aug
    11 Aug 2021, 10:00 – 11:00
    Edinburgh, 151 London Rd, Edinburgh EH7 6AE, UK
    We're starting to run some baby music classes again. We have 2 taster sessions planned for the week beginning the 9th August 2021. Checkhttps://www.edinburghschoolofmusic.com/babymusicclasses for more information and then get in touch to book!
  • ESM Online Summer Concert 2021
    Sun, 20 Jun
    ESM Facebook Page
    20 Jun 2021, 14:00
    ESM Facebook Page
    A compilation of what some of our students have been working on. Ages from under 5 to over 60!
  • Jazz Bar Showcase
    Sun, 06 Oct
    The Jazz Bar Edinburgh
    06 Oct 2019, 13:00 – 15:00
    The Jazz Bar Edinburgh, 1a Chambers street, Edinburgh, EH1 1AE
    Come join us for the ESM Showcase on Sunday 7th April! ESM students will be taking to the stage to showcase their talents and entertain with pieces they have been working the last couple of months.
  • ESM group outing - Matilda the Musical
    Tue, 23 Apr
    Edinburgh Playhouse
    23 Apr 2019, 19:30
    Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Ln, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
    ESM will be inviting it's students to watch Matilda The Musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Matilda is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl.
  • ESM Christmas Concert
    Sun, 09 Dec
    Jazz Bar
    09 Dec 2018, 12:30 – 16:00
    Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street, Edinburgh
    Come join us for our christmas concert. ESM students will be taking to the stage to showcase their talents and entertain with pieces they have been working on this year.