Edinburgh Music Courses

Looking to enroll on a music course in Edinburgh? Join us at The Academy of Music and Sound. With a wide range of music courses available, we have a course for aspiring musicians of all levels in Edinburgh.

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Our Music Courses in Edinburgh

Unlock your full music potential at The Academy of Music and Sound, the premier institution for aspiring musicians in the heart of Scotland’s cultural capital. With a full commitment to nurturing talent, we offer a diverse range of music courses that are designed to fully ignite your passion, hone your music skills, and guide you towards a fulfilling musical career.

Our FREE short music courses in Edinburgh are available for everyone aged fourteen plus and residing in Scotland. Our short courses focus on sound production, music business, hip-hop and rap and much, more. This year you can continue your studies either at our Edinburgh campus or online.

Our HNC in Music is the first year of our HND in Music, available as an independent qualification but designed to be followed-up with our HND. Partially funded by SAAS (Scotland), it is a 1-year course suitable for all musical disciplines and instruments. Curated and delivered by music professionals, it is available on our Edinburgh campus – boasting state-of-the-art teaching & rehearsal rooms, mac suites, recording studios and a team of professional tutors. By the end of the HNC students will be qualified to start straight on our HND (+ 1 year).

Our HND is a full-time, pathway-specific course partially funded by SAAS (Scotland), suitable for all disciplines. A 2-year course encompassing our HNC as its first year. Curated and delivered by professionals and accredited by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) it is available in Edinburgh. Our unique draw has always been supporting students with their chosen pathway and this year we are thrilled to be offering Hip-Hop for the first time.

Curated for, and by, modern musicians.

All our Edinburgh tutors work in music and the course is delivered by and written by professionals. With that comes community, common goals and an immediate industry focus you won’t get elsewhere. Get serious about your music with our HND.

Gain a full Honours Degree and consolidate your practice. Eligible for student finance, designed for musicians of all disciplines.

Equivalent to the 3rd year of a degree, this flexible top-up year is designed to follow on from our Foundation Degree in Music & Sound, but would also suit any applicants studying a music related HND, Foundation Degree or indeed those with relevant and recognised industry experience.

Validated by the University of West London, the course is developed to reflect developments the modern music industry, and allows students to take the next step up in the practice and study. Students will learn the skills to become independent, multi-skilled music practitioners, fluent with various forms of multi-media and develop an awareness of the various careers available in the music industry. We provide the time, space and the opportunity to develop your own sound and work on your material alongside gaining valuable vocational skills. The course is available at our Edinburgh campus, or you can study it online

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Foundation Degree Music and Sound

Edinburgh Campus

Our Edinburgh campus is right in the heart of the Scottish capital city – you’ll never be far from the action!

The city is renowned as a hub for arts and culture, offering a fantastic fusion of both the old and the new. Edinburgh is perhaps best know for hosting the world’s largest Fringe Festival and for their famous 3-day New Year party – but it’s also one of the UK’s coolest communities. With so much going on, there’s plenty of opportunities for aspiring musicians.

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Life in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a beautiful and historic city that is well known for offering both a rich and cultural experience for students. Edinburgh is most famous for it’s stunning architecture, rich history, and vibrant arts scene, making it a perfect destination to embark on your academic music journey.

For any music lover, Edinburgh is a perfect destination. With a vibrant, thriving music scene, it hosts many live music events, and also has a wide range of live music venues. The city is also home to some of the most iconic music festivals in the world, including the Fringe festival, the Edinburgh international festival, and the yearly Hogmanay celebrations.

Notable Bands & Artists

Lewis Capaldi (AMS Alumni) • Young Fathers • The Proclaimers • Idlewild

Transport Links

Galashiels - Train 50 mins • Stirling - Train 60 mins • Kirkcaldy - Train 50 mins


The Fringe Festival • Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival • Born to Be Wide

Course Details

You’ll leave with all the skills, behaviours and experience you need to break into the music industry. You’ll gain hands-on experience, perform in live sessions, make invaluable connections and learn all you need to carve a meaningful career with your flight case in hand.

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