Scotland's Online Academy of Traditional Music
Do you wish you could join in at your local session or dream of being on stage in front of thousands?
With our award-winning tutors teaching you tunes, accompaniments and techniques through our videos on demand, you could fulful your wishes.
Learn at your own pace from the comfort of your living room, office, bedroom or shed!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Most of our instruments have beginner level courses, and those that don’t right now will have soon.
The experience gained by our tutors and their tips and nuggets of wisdom about their craft will improve even the most advanced of players.
All our courses have sheet music or chord charts as a downloadable PDF, however these are extras. Our lessons are taught by ear.
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As this is an online resource with pre-recorded videos, you can join anytime you wish and learn at your own pace: Pause, Practise & Replay as much as you like.
Yes. We offer discounts for full time students.
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Yes, the videos are pre-recorded meaning you can pause, rewind and replay as often as you wish.
The Videos are not downloadable, but are streamed to your device from AWS Data Centres.
The videos are stored on Amazon Web Services which result in superfast streaming capabilities.
A minimum download speed of at least 5mbps is recommended as our videos are shot in HD, though this depends on your household’s usage. Find out your WiFi speed here: https://fast.com/
We plan on adding new lessons each month as well as entire courses from time to time. We will also add courses from tutors on other instruments….. keep your eyes pealed for news on our social media channels!
Once you have subscribed to the site, you will gain access to the Private Facebook Group where all our tutors can answer your questions.
Alternatively, there is a new Community Forum on the site where you can ask questions and receive answers from tutors and fellow students.
As the site grows and based on feedback from our members, yes, we hope to add to the site, for example group music performance and more play-along tracks.