The RMC Academy is proud to offer a wide range of traditional instruments, taught in a modern way.

Instrument tuition for all ages and ability levels! Work towards grades in our registered exam centre or learn for fun, it really is up to you.

We offer more than just instrument tuition, you can also attend our specialist workshops and seminars where you can learn to setup and maintain your instrument, take part in live performance opportunities and network with like-minded individuals in our creative community.

RMC Academy students benefit from learning at the purpose built, Riverside Music College campus – take advantage of our technologically advanced equipment and facilities, our modern software and learning techniques and access our extensive online learning platform.

Expert instrument tuition and much, much more…

What You Will Learn

Lessons are always tailored to the individuals need, however, in general, our lessons cover the following;

  • Scales
  • Chords
  • Arpeggios
  • Keys
  • Techniques
  • Composition / improvisation
  • Time signatures
  • Music Theory
  • Dynamics / articulation

Instrument styles and syllabuses


A selection of traditional instruments taught at RMC:

  • Guitar
  • Mandolin
  • Banjo
  • Bagpipes
  • Bodhran
  • Fiddle
  • Clarsach
  • Tin whistle
  • Accordion
  • Flute
Styles / Genres

A sample of styles / genres you may wish to learn, but are not limited to:

  • Folk
  • Traditional
  • Country
  • Bluegrass

Available Exam Syllabuses:

  • ABRSM syllabus
  • Trinity  syllabus
  • LCM syllabus
  • SQA/ Diploma level exams
  • RMC 

Additional Features

  • Specialist workshops and seminars
  • Access to extensive online learning platform
  • Performance opportunities
  • Access to the technologically advanced facilities at Riverside Music College
  • Group work and team building opportunities – meet with like minded people who share the same passions and interests

You are one click away from beginning your
musical journey at The RMC Academy!