Music For ALL & ONLINE Music


We have developed online Music for ALL for this time of Corona virus restrictions, with thanks to Graeme, and Phil (who runs the Bonnyrigg group) who are sending these from home.  Thank you both.  It helps us keep in touch

Craig Bennett who manages our website, has created a new page for the online music and photos – click here
The most recent film is first to save scrolling down. Please send us any photos or film clips or audio clips, asking us to share on the website. We would love to hear from you.

In normal times Music for ALL runs 6 music courses each week and has a party and ceilidh band called Coracle for events related to Music for ALL.


Music for ALL is a social enterprise project (ESEN reg 74)

The course programmes are linked to the foot of this page – please scroll down. The courses are focused to be welcoming and accessible to people with learning disabilities and are designed to encourage participation and enjoyment. We play a wide range of music plus developmental activities such as turn taking, literacy (recognising words of songs) and numeracy (beat counting, clapping etc).  Musical instruments are supplied and there is no requirement about experience – just a wish to be there and participate in the ways that suit each person. The input of support staff is important in assisting students to participate in their individual ways and to enjoy being part of making music. Music for ALL aims to be a “screen free” environment!  We request use of mobiles and chatting is only during tea break.

We run six courses per term (3 terms/year) in the following locations:


  • The Nelson Hall Community Centre on Monday and Wednesday and Thursdays.
  • Richmond Craigmiller Church Hall on Tuesday and Friday,


  • The Pitcairn Centre, Bonnyrigg on Mondays

Dates and information: The autumn term starts on the 6th January for the Bonnyrigg course and on the 13th Janaury for the Edinburgh courses

NB We have some spaces on Thursdays and 2 on Monday morning. Please contact Alison for further information.

The programmes for September 2019 – June 2020 are here – please click on the link below to access the day you require.

Music for ALL Monday course 2019 -20

Music for ALL Tuesday course 2019-20

Music for ALL Wednesday course  2019-20

Music for ALL Thursday course 2019-20

Music for ALL Friday course 2019-20

Music for ALL Bonnyrigg course 2019-20


For more information  please contact Alison EdelstenMusic for ALL Coordinator:

email: [email protected]  or phone 0131 446 6