The Scottish capital has a long-established reputation in the international festival circuit, offering a fantastic fusion of culture, art and performance. Most notable, Edinburgh hosts the world’s largest fringe festival and their famous 3-day New Year party. With festivals and cultural events scheduled all year around, Edinburgh has countless entertainment and opportunities for musicians, as well as infinite eating out options, theatres and comedy nights.

The Edinburgh Centre is certainly the the best place to be to gain your start in the Music Industry!

Our Edinburgh Centre Facilities are also available to hire all year round with multi functional rooms available for private lessons, rehearsals, community projects and more! Contact our team now for availability!

Interested? Find out more at one of our Upcoming Open Days.

Edinburgh Courses
  • Short Courses

    *APRIL 8th 2020 UPDATE*

    Our short courses are now available to apply for, and will take place online. We have devised the method of delivery.

    Please apply using the links below or alternatively contact either centres via:


    • Edinburgh – edinburgh@academyofmusic.ac.uk
    • Glasgow – glasgow@academyofmusic.ac.uk


  • Higher National Diploma in Music

    Specialist music course for modern musicians

    Join the thousands of students that have studied music with the Academy of Music & Sound over the last 25 years. Our city centre facilities in Edinburgh and Glasgow boast teaching rooms, rehearsal rooms, mac suites, recording studios and a team of professional music tutors. Our unique selling point has always been supporting students with their chosen pathway, this year we are thrilled to announce that we are now offering Hip-Hop & Rap as a pathway on our HND Music course.

    Learn from the pros

    All our tutors and staff are working in music, and our courses are both delivered by and written by musicians. With that comes a great community, common goals and an immediate industry focus that you won’t get at your run of the mill college.

    If you’re serious about your music, and want to take your creativity to the next level whilst studying an accredited undergraduate pathway then the HNC in Music could be for you.


    Many of our past students are now working in music, check out our alumni page to find out more.

    Fully accredited and internationally recognised

    Accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), it is written in partnership with education professionals and industry experts, reflecting the current music industry and allows for further progression onto higher levels of study, expanding career opportunities and personal development.

  • BA (Hons) Music and Sound

    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 recognised industry experience backed up with qualifications. Validated by the University of West London, the course has been developed to mirror the modern music industry, allowing students to learn the skills to become independent, multi-skilled music practitioners, fluent with various forms of multi-media. We provide the time, space and the opportunity to develop your own sound and work on your material alongside gaining valuable vocational skills.

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Notable Bands & Artists
Lewis Capaldi (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
Or contact us about our online study options for distance learning: amsonline@academyofmusic.ac.uk
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