RCS Early Years Music

Sunday 8 September 2019 – Sunday 14 June 2020

£275 (musicianship classes) / £815 (1:1 instrumental lessons) / £1090 (musicianship + 1:1)

Through the Junior Conservatoire of Music, children are offered practical musicianship classes as well as access to group and individual instrumental lessons.

Classes are led by a team of professional early year’s music specialists and are designed to give young learners the opportunity to experience high quality music education from a world-leading conservatoire in the performing arts. The learning is interactive and play-based and designed to develop skills in rhythm, pitch, coordination, imagination and social interaction.

All students must attend a 45-minute practical musicianship class relevant to their age and stage. In addition to these classes, children can choose to apply for a 30-minute, one-to-one instrumental lesson (piano, violin, cello, double bass) from Primary 1 onwards.


Ages: 1 – 4 years old and Primary 1 – 3

Dates: Sun 18th Sept 2019 – Sun 14th June 2020

Location: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street , Glasgow, G2 3DB

Cost: £275 (musicianship classes) / £815 (1:1 instrumental lessons) / £1090 (musicianship + 1:1)

Further details can be found on the RCS website

RCS Mindfulness Based Living for Wellbeing, Creativity and Performance


This eight-week course is for people age 16+ who wish to explore how mindfulness can benefit wellbeing as well as improve creativity and performance.

Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment. This attention is developed through meditation to focus on the ‘present’, which over time can limit distracting thoughts, rumination and worry.

Mindfulness can be used with performers in all disciplines; to develop skills such as distraction control, focus, and regulation of anxiety and other emotions, which in turn can affect quality and enjoyment of performance.

When we learn strategies to manage emotions, such as anxiety, anger, frustration we free up important attentional processes to focus on performing and functioning as we would like in our life and work. This also allows us to find space, internally and externally to connect to being increasingly creative.

Please note, in addition to the eight 2-hour evening sessions, a full day retreat for participants will run on Saturday 30th May. This is an opportunity to put learning from the course into practice in a focused environment, but is optional and you do not need to attend in order to successfully complete the course.

Dates: 21 April 2020 – 9 June 2020

Time: 18:30 – 20:30

Cost: £280

Location: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB

Further details can be found on the RCS website

RCS The Mindful Musician


This short course for people age 17+ will explore the benefits of mindfulness and its value within a music performance context.

The principles of mindfulness will be explained and consolidated through mindfulness meditation practices to help you to be more fully aware and present in the moment.

The course is intended to offer ways to help you experience musical life with renewed confidence and rekindled curiosity and to help you to adopt effective mindful strategies to manage challenges such as performance anxiety and stress.

To help develop your mindfulness skills beyond the course, meditation scripts will be given to you for personal use, details of informal mindful activities that can be integrated into your daily musical lives and a recommended reading list.

Dates: Wed 13th Nov 2019 -OR- Wed 18th Mar 2020

Time: 18:00 – 21:00

Cost: £55

Location: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB

Further details can be found on the RCS website