Want to improve your guitar playing?

guitar lessons edinburghHave you become discouraged trying to teach yourself using tabs, books or the internet?
Are you a parent looking for the best guitar lessons for your child?


Are you frustrated with your progress?


Are you wondering if what you’re doing is even helping you develop?


Would you like to feel more confident and express yourself more fully? Would you like a better understanding of why and how your favourite songs sound like they do?
Are you a beginner looking for guitar lessons in Edinburgh and not sure what to do? Finding it a head-melt to change chords in time?
Let us help you get the results you want on your guitar. If you love music, and you’re prepared to commit some time, you CAN improve and gain in skill.

Would you like to find your voice?

singing lessons edinburghHave you always wanted to sing, but felt inhibited? Have you been discouraged by bad experiences with singing in the past?


Would you like to know how to get a more consistent sound?


Would you like to feel more confident singing for yourself or with others?


Would you love to really be able to express yourself fully when you sing and discover whatyour unique voice can do?


Would you like a better all round understanding of music so that when you sing, you’re really clear about what you’re doing?
All of this is achieveable. The idea of possessing natural talent is misleading and stops many of us taking the steps that would result in us reaching our goals. Don’t be one of those people who denies themselves the pleasure of discovery.
Benefits you will receive from studying with me:
1. A learning path built around your musical goals and interests, so you remain engaged in your learning.
2. Stimulation of your creativity and capacity to enjoy and engage with music as well as learning to play or sing, so your enjoyment extends to all environments where music is happening.
3. Attention to all aspects of your musical development, including song-writing, theory and ear-training, so that you approach ideas from many perspectives and are able to use and apply them. 
4. Access to extra supporting sessions outside of lesson time, group settings, masterclasses and clinics.
5. Access to recording equipment to track your progress, so you can get a clear idea of how you’re progressing. 
6. Tuition in studios conveniently located for guitar lessons Edinburgh & singing in the Drill Hall, where there  is a comfortable cafe, Wifi, and free parking a few minutes from the city centre.
7. Access to online resources to support your learning, and your own online practice/lesson recap diary, so you can access support materials on all devices and never find yourself without the content you need.

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  • Diana de Cabarrus is passionate about music, as a performer and teacher. She was most encouraging of my efforts to learn to play the guitar after not having been near an instrument for many years. She is patient, knowledgeable and inspiring and very approachable. She makes learning enjoyable, while being perfectly honest about the pain involved (literally) in guitar playing until one’s fingers develop that extra layer of skin! I have pleasure in recommending her highly.


    Els Footman
  • ‘A remarkable thing has happened: I am singing regularly, boldly, and if I do say so, quite a bit better… I’m singing, and that alone is a great victory for one whom had almost given up this practice as a lost cause.   I’m just having fun discovering what I can do.’

    Idler Academy online course vocalist
  • ‘I enjoyed my guitar classes a lot! Even though I was a total beginner I was able to bring along music that I liked, rock songs but also jazzy/bluesy pieces, and learned to play them in a simplified fashion. This was much more fun than doing the standard exercises and songs from guitar books. I especially enjoyed learning blues patterns!’

    Eva Hasler
  • “Apart from the evident pleasure she takes in teaching guitar, and music making in general, Diana de Cabarrus has an innate sense of balance in patience and determination essential to initiating young adolescents to music.

    My daughter, Coline,  developed a keen affection for playing guitare, greatly helped by the practice routines that were thoughtfully proposed by Diana. Coline spent part of her summer holidays busking with her guitar on the sea front – really brilliant memories – thank you Diana.

    – William Turner, father to Coline -16 years old.”

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