Tinderbox Online Music School

On Saturday mornings, we run 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 Spring 2023 are open!
Fill in the following form to sign up 😀

School Term Dates

Spring Term

Feb 25th –  Mar 25th  | Every Sat | 10am – 12pm
The Music School will run every Saturday morning between 10am & 12pm.

We’ll take a break on Apr 1st, 8th, & 15th for the Easter Holidays

Spring Term 2

Apr 29th – June 24th  | Every Sat | 10am – 12pm
The Music School will continue to run on Saturday Mornings 10-12pm. 
Term will end on June 24th.


Tinderbox Music Clubs / Games Club !
We also run a music club at Muirhouse Millennium Centre every Tuesday during term time, 6-8pm! Plus an online AND in-person games club on Monday Evenings, & Saturday mornings: more info here! If you’d like to join us any 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 help support the work we do.

Full Price

Full price is £10 per 1/2 hour lesson.

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!