Play – Learn – Perform

Our Classes

We offer a range of classes & lessons from Adult & Child classes, Preschool and Primary 1 music classes, musicianship classes for Primary aged children as well as instrumental lessons for children.

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Our classes & lessons are held in both the West End, Cathcart & Milngavie. It is possible to join a class at any time provided there is space. Spaces are limited, early booking is advisable.

Play. Learn. Perform

Our Classes

We offer a range of classes & lessons from Adult & Child classes, Preschool and Primary 1 music classes, Musicianship Classes for Primary aged children as well as small group, 1:1 or 2:1 lessons on a range of instruments.

Book Online

Our classes & lessons are held in both the West End, Cathcart & Milngavie. It is possible to join a class at any time provided there is space. Spaces are limited, early booking is advisable.

About Us

Award-winning Glasgow Children’s Music School is based in the West End of Glasgow, Cathcart and Milngavie. We offer early years’ adult and child classes,  preschool and primary 1 music classes, musicianship classes for primary aged children as well as small group, 1:1 and 2:1 instrumental lessons for children.

All our Music Tutors are highly trained professional musicians who have many years experience teaching children and young beginners. We are a learning destination with the Children’s University Glasgow in partnership with the University of Strathclyde which recognises our Music School as a provider of high-quality musical instruction.

Our Approach

We aim to instil a love and enjoyment of music in every child. We teach using a progressive Kodaly inspired curriculum and offer a fun and inclusive learning environment where each child is supported to achieve their own musical potential. Starting in our early years classes for babies and toddlers through to learning a musical instrument, our classes and lessons help your child develop a range of musical and other skills including pulse, rhythm and pitch, listening, coordination, language and literacy as well as boosting confidence and self-esteem.

Our News

Come and Try Day – Saturday 4th January

Bookings for our next Come and Try Instrument Day on Saturday 4th January at Wellington Church are now open! Suitable for Primary aged children, this is the ideal opportunity to receive an introductory lesson on Violin, Piano, Guitar, Flute or...

Christmas Concert 2019

We are looking forward to our annual Christmas concert this Saturday, 7th December, featuring our very talented young instrumentalists. Check out our Facebook page for photo's and video's after the event.

Come and try guitar for children

We are so excited to welcome the absolutely fantastic Ross Wilson to our teaching team. Ross will be teaching children’s guitar lessons on Tuesday evenings at Russell House, Glasgow West End. Bookings for our Come and Try Guitar Day on the 22nd...

Frequently asked questions

Why can’t my child start an instrument at a younger age?

The Preschool and Primary 1 classes are designed to prepare children for learning an instrument. Children in these classes enjoy songs, rhymes and games that develop their musical reading and writing skills, their intonation and pitching, fine motor skills and finger dexterity which assist them greatly ahead of learning a musical instrument. Children who enjoy singing games and rhymes before starting an instrument usually find the transition much easier than those who have not. Once receiving...

I feel nervous about singing. Do I have to join in?

Many adults feel anxious about singing so if this is you, you are certainly not alone! Everyone, adults and children alike are gently encouraged to join in with the activities in their own time, there is no pressure to join in before you or your child are ready. Do remember however that a young child enjoys the sound of his parents/ carers voice above all others no matter how you rate yourself singing wise! Children are also great imitators, by joining in yourself you will be encouraging your...

My child won’t sit still! What should I do?

We aim to provide a friendly and supportive learning environment. If your child isn't settling straight away try not to worry. By joining in with the activities yourself you will be encouraging your child to do the same. Each week follows a similar structure so that the children quickly learn what to expect from the class. We also understand that there will inevitably be days when children may be feeling a little over-excited, tired or anxious. It can help to ensure that you arrive at the...
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What Our Families are Saying

Emma, mum to Morgan

“Our daughter has been learning violin for the past two years. She loves her teachers, the lessons and really enjoys learning as part of a small group. She can play by ear and by sight and has a really good grounding in the rudiments of music. As parents we are very impressed! The group concerts are a lovely occasion at which we get to hear her play”

Jane, mum to Marnie

“We love our music class! It’s different than other classes we’ve been to…much wider range of songs and activities and the best bit is when Katie plays her violin and the kids are just mesmerised by it – it’s amazing to watch how much it captures their attention. The parents seem to enjoy the class just as much as the children and there’s a really friendly and fun atmosphere. Professional but reasonably priced compared to other options”

Lynn, mum to Arya and Arthur

“The class is really fun for them, but at the same time you can almost see them learning! Classes are quite small and as far as I can tell the people who start the class (including ourselves) tend to keep going for a long time. I think that pretty much says everything!”

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🎶 LESSON AVAILABILITY 🎶Do you have a Primary aged child who would love to learn the violin, piano or guitar this year? We have just a handful of spaces remaining for instrumental lessons at our venues in Glasgow West End and Milngavie. For more details or to arrange a trial lesson please get in touch www.thegcms.co.ukVIOLIN 🎻Mondays, 4 pm, Maryhill Burgh Halls (Shared 2:1 lesson)Wednesdays, 4 pm, Milngavie (Shared 2:1 lesson) PIANO 🎹Wednesdays, 4 pm, Milngavie Saturdays, 1.30 pm, Maryhill Burgh Halls GUITAR 🎸Sundays, 1.30 pm or 3 pm, Maryhill Burgh Halls (Shared 2:1 lesson) ... See MoreSee Less
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"Rain is Falling Down"...indeed it is! Lovely singing and coordination from some of the children in our 4 year old and Primary 1 classes! 🌧 👏 🎶 ... See MoreSee Less
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VIOLIN LESSON AVAILABILITY 🎻🎶We have 1 space available for a shared (2:1) violin lesson on Wednesdays at 4 pm in Milngavie starting 20th Oct. Lesson would suit a new beginner aged 6 - 8 years old. For more information or to arrange a trial lesson please contact us www.thegcms.co.uk 😃 ... See MoreSee Less
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GUITAR LESSON AVAILABILITY 🎸🎶We have 1 space for a shared (2:1) guitar lesson on Sundays at 3 pm which would suit a new beginner aged 8 - 11 years old, and 1 space for a shared guitar lesson on Sundays at 1.30 pm suitable for a new beginner aged 5 - 8 years old. Lessons take place at Maryhill Burgh Halls, West End. For more details or to arrange a trial lesson please get in touch 😀www.thegcms.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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Practising reading, writing and clapping ta and te-te (crotchet and paired quaver) rhythm patterns in our Primary 1 class on Sunday. Well done everyone! 🎶 👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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