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The Village School of Music

Located in the heart of the old village, The Village School of Music is East Kilbride’s largest and longest running music school.

Family run since 2003 we aim to deliver fun and comprehensive tuition on a range of instruments to suit all ages and ability levels including:

Acoustic guitar - Electric Guitar - Classical Guitar - Bass Guitar - Drums - Keyboard - Piano - Banjo - Violin - Ukulele - Vocals - RockClub - Choir Group

OUr ethos

Music should be fun and learning an instrument should be the same! 


Read about how we help our students to engage with music.  

Class Formats

Did you know? We offer various class formats including: Group, Semi-Private and Private lessons.


More info on sitting music exams at the Village School of Music

Money Savers

See how to save money on your music class fees

Our Ethos

Music is fun. Full stop. And learning an instrument should be the same. Tuition needs to be more than sitting with a tutor going over scales and sitting exams. We believe good tuition should incorporate learning to play along side others, and performing, and above all be inspiring.

We build on this by encouraging our students to mix and make music with each other, by holding regular concerts, and filming student performance videos - like Beth's over there >>

We also run RockClub, a mixed instrument Rock Band made up of students of all ages. 

In 2015 we recorded a charity single - involving nearly 80 students - in aid of Neuroblastoma.  A project which we hope to be repeating very soon.

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Class Formats 

- Group Lessons -

4 - 5 Students Per class


Our most popular format for tuition are our group lessons. Each hour long class is based on 4 students to 1 tutor. These classes are less expensive than one to one classes and offer a more relaxed and social learning experience, also giving the students the opportunity to play as part of an ensemble.


- Semi-Private Lessons -

2 - 3 students per class


Popular with families and small groups of friends preferring their own private class. Semi-private lessons work best when all students are of a similar ability level.


- Private Lessons -



Our one to one classes are perfect for students looking for lessons tailored to their specific needs. Typically 30 minutes long and available for all instruments.

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Exams & Gradings

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At the VSOM we do encourage all our students, young and old(er), to consider sitting the gradings for the following reasons.


Firstly - like Karate belts - sitting gradings are a good marker of progress. Everyone likes to feel like they are getting somewhere!

Secondly - like an upcoming concert - they promote practice and give students something to aim for - which is especially important if the student is too shy to take part in performances stage, or in front of the camera.   

Thirdly - They aren't just certificates for decorating the fridge. Achieving gradings carry weight in the real world, completing grade 6, 7 or 8 earns UCAS points, which can help when applying for college or university.


And finally - all the relevant material is covered in all our classes, so there shouldn't be any extra work.

However, the examinations are not mandatory, and we understand if any students wish not to partake = )

Village Music Discounts

Members of the Village School of Music can enjoy 10% off books, accessories and selected instruments at our sister music shop Village Music - ask in store for more details

Money Savers

Family Savers

& Multi Class Discount 

If you attend one or more classes, or have more than one child enrolled in the school, then you may be entitled to receive a 10% discount on your fees.


Ask at reception for more information.



*This discount is not applicable to 1-2-1 lessons.

Introduce a Friend

Got a friend or family member that might interested in learning an instrument with the Village School of Music? Arrange a free trial lesson for them at reception, and if they sign up for a course, receive 25% off your monthly fee for one month. 

Terms Apply See Reception Full Details

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