Edinburgh Blues Academy (Online)

Background to the 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 the summer 2021 term this course is limited to Drums, Bass and Guitar players. 

Blues academy online - summer term

The next term of Edinburgh Blues Academy Online will take place from Wednesday 5 May to Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Please sign up using the form below. One of the team will then get in touch to confirm your place. 

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

Blues Academy Sign Up Form

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

Blues Academy - You Can't Take It With You Johnny Guitar Watson