Edinburgh Blues Academy (Online)

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 young musicians on the Edinburgh Blues scene, currently including Toby Mottershead (Black Diamond Express), Vid Gobac and Ewan Gibson.

Via Zoom, they'll lead small groups in 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 be between 60-90 mins, and run Wednesday from 7pm, following a curriculum of Blues standards and techniques developed by the tutors.

Please note that for winter term 2021 the first seven classes will take place online and the final two will be live sessions held at the St Brides Centre, Edinburgh.

Winter Term 2021

The next term of Edinburgh Blues Academy Online will take place from Wednesday 6 October to Wednesday 1 December 2021.

The first seven classes will take place online and the final two will be live sessions held at the St Brides Centre, Edinburgh. 

Registration opens on Monday 30 August. 

Course Fees:

£40 Online Only (7 weeks)

£60 Online Classes and the Two Live Sessions (9 weeks)

If you have any questions please contact learning@adjazz.co.uk

Discounts and scholarships

We want to make sure that each and every person that would like to attend this course has the opportunity to do so. We will be offering a number of free places to people under the age of 26. We also offer discounts for people of any age who have recently come into financial hardship. For more information please contact learning@adjazz.co.uk.

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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