Traditional Instruments

We've recently expanded our range of tuition available on traditional instruments!

We now offer tuition on a wide range of Traditional Instruments including; Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele, Pipes & Whistles, fiddle / Violin and more!!! (Just ask)

Riverside attracts some of the very best talent from the Traditional genre, who also teach on our Traditional Music Performance HND. Our current crop of amazing tutors includes; Lorne MacDougall, Innes Watson, John Carmichael, Ally Forsyth and Katherine MacLeod.

We now also offer tuition in Fiddle!

Our Fiddle Tutor Kirsten Forsyth has been playing the fiddle since the age of seven. She grew up in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, and has had tuition in both traditional fiddle and classical violin. She has performed with the Aberdeen Strathspey and Reel Society, the North East Folk Collective, and the Cairngorms Ceilidh Trail.

Kirsten was a student at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music based in Plockton for two years, with fiddle tuition from Iain Macfarlane. She has studied Swedish Folk Music at Bollnäs Folkhögskola in Sweden, and she is currently part of organising a weekly Scandinavian music session in Glasgow. Kirsten has gained a wide repertoire of traditional music from different areas across Scotland, Ireland and Sweden.

Learning at Riverside

At Riverside we have created the perfect environment for musical learning.

Our tutors are experts in their instruments and are all accomplished musicians who are active in the industry. They're also a really nice bunch who will make your time here as enjoyable as it is productive.

As a Registered Examination Centre for Trinity College London, you can work towards sitting your graded exams right here - or you can simply learn for fun, we're pretty great at that too!


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