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Edinburgh Blues Academy

Founded in January 2019, Edinburgh Blues Academy aims to help musicians of all abilities and ages to improve their blues playing! Taking in all its history and styles, with a focus on group performance, the weekly sessions give musicians a great opportunity to play with like-minded peers.

The tutors are the leading musicians on the Edinburgh blues scene, including Toby Mottershead (Black Diamond Express), Vid Gobac and Ewan Gibson.

The sessions will consist of masterclasses and instrument led sessions based around history and principles of blues performance and improvisation, as well as larger group sessions to improve your timekeeping, rhythm, harmony and ear training.

Each session will last 90 mins and will follow a curriculum of blues standards and techniques developed by the tutors.

Next Term

Edinburgh Blues Academy will be taking a break for the summer months. Check back in July to find out when the next Blues Academy will take place and to reserve your place. 

In the meantime we will still be running GD Jam on Monday nights - more information can be found here.

Enthusiasm of the tutors is fantastic

A great thrill to play blues in a band

The encouragement from the tutors has been great, as has their skill and enthusiasm

band playing on Edinburgh's Carlton Hill

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