Tinderbox Online Music School

Every Saturday, we’ll be running a series of fun and affordable, small group, online music lessons for young people aged 10 to 18.
From guitar, keyboard and songwriting to strings, brass, woodwind, and music production;
we offer a wide range of beginner to intermediate lessons!

Applications for Autumn/Winter 2022 are open!
Fill in the following form to sign up 😀

School Term Dates

Autumn Term

Sept 17th – Oct 8th  | Every Sat | 10am – 12pm
The Music School will run every Saturday morning between 10am & 12pm.

We’ll take a short break on Oct 15th & Oct 22nd for the Mid Term Holidays.

Winter Term

Oct 29th – Dec 17th  | Every Sat | 10am – 12pm
The Music School will continue to run on Saturday Mornings 10-12pm. 

Term will end on Dec 17th. We will return in 2023, & participants will be asked to sign back up if they’d like to return.


Tinderbox Music Clubs / Online Games Club !
We also run a free in person music club at Muirhouse Millennium Centre every Tuesday during Term Time, 6-8pm! Plus an online games club on Monday Evenings 6-7:30pm, more info here! If you’d like to join us at either of these activities, contact us at admin@tinderboxcollective.org



We are trialling a donation-based model for the online music school. We don’t want money to be a barrier and you can choose what to contribute based on your personal circumstances. Lessons are available in three suggested price brackets.
If you have any questions about pricing or anything else contact us at admin@tinderboxcollective.org

Pay What You Can

If you can afford to contribute towards the cost of your lessons it will really help support the work we do.

Full Price

Full price is £10 per lesson or £70 for the winter term for those who can afford it.

Free Places

Free places are available for people on low income.

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Instrument Libraries

We are developing an instrument library alongside We Make Music Scotland, where people can loan out instruments from public libraries. In Edinburgh you can find instruments at the following libraries: Craigmillar, Drumbrae, Muirhouse, Wester Hailes, Moredun, and the music library at Central library. Plus there are more instrument libraries in Fife (Lochgelly) , North Ayrshire (Kilwinning and Harbour Arts Centre), & we hope that more open across the country!

If you want to learn an instrument at our music school but don’t have one at home, or if you want to try a new instrument, get in touch and we can help direct you towards the libraries: admin@tinderboxcollective.org


Take a step towards something larger

Opportunities will come up to join the Tinderbox Orchestra, our Music Clubs and ongoing projects.
Check out what’s on at the moment!