music lessons

Music lessons in Piano, Drums and more.

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Is your child's schedule is loaded with fun after school activities and you're on the fence about adding music lessons to the list? There are many benefits that come with signing your little one up for music lessons at McBain Music School.

  • It builds language skills. As they learn their instrument, children become accustomed to different sounds that they would not have recognized before. This practice trains their ears for the nuances and subtle sounds of language.

  • It makes them stronger academically. Researchers have found connections between music lessons and nearly every measure of academic achievement: SAT scores, high school GPA, reading comprehension, and math skills. Music also improves their powers of recall for powerful learning in all subjects.

  • It increases their IQ. Numerous studies (including this one in 2004 by E. Glenn Schellenberg) have proven that children’s IQs increase because of even a few weeks of music lessons. Brain scan technology reveals that brain activity increases following musical training, and some parts of the brain even grow larger!

  • It teaches them discipline. Your child may be expecting to become a viral sensation overnight, but in fact, he may have to spend hours even just learning the proper way to place their hands on a piano before they can even make a sound. Music lessons require hours of concentration and patience. Children must persevere even when things aren’t going well…an invaluable skill for all areas of life.

  • It supports muscle development and motor skills. Children must use their whole bodies to keep the rhythm going when they play. They also must coordinate different motions with their hands at the same time. In doing so, they develop strength and coordination.

  • It improves social skills. If children play in a group, they have to learn to work together to achieve a common goal, exercising tolerance, patience, and encouragement towards their peers.

  • It makes kids feel good about themselves. There’s nothing quite like the sense of pride that comes from working on building a new skill for an extended period of time…especially when the result is beautiful music.

  • It helps kids understand culture. By learning music from various parts of the globe, students come to understand these cultures, whether it’s African drumming or Argentine tango music.

And finally, we come to the most important reason of all. When children can play music, it makes them happy and everyone else too. And you thought they were just learning how to play an instrument! Little did you know that your children will accomplish so many other wonderful things too.

At McBain Music School we provide music lessons to all ages and abilities on the following musical instruments:


  • Piano lessons 

  • Drum lessons 

  • Keyboard lessons

 All music lessons are individually tailored by our qualified teachers who know how to bring out the best in their students. We teach all styles and provide lessons for students looking to sit: 

  • Graded exams including Rockschool, Trinity, London College, ABRSM, and RGT.

  • School syllabus exams from National 1 to Advanced Higher.

Even if you've never played an instrument before or just want to learn for fun and pleasure then BOOKLESSON with one of our teachers and see where it takes you. McBain Music School will help you every step of the way on your musical journey. We are situated at Unit 6, 50 Cotton Street AB11 5EE. With FREE PRIVATE parking outside and a host of local amenities right on our doorstep, you can easily drop off the kids whilst grabbing a coffee or grabbing some shopping. 

Please Contact: 07725948288 to enquire about lessons.