MUSIVERSE: Studio Technology and Rock & Pop Band Project

Studio Technology and Rock & Pop Band Project for 14-18 year old singers, electric guitarists, bassists, keyboard players and drummers (Grade 3+ or equivalent)

Musiverse: Studio Technology and Rock & Pop Band Project

14-18 Years
11.00am – 1.00pm


1.30pm to 3.30pm

New for 2023, Musiverse is our exciting new collaboration with Edinburgh College, which will provide weekly mentored band rehearsals and lessons in computer-based music creation and studio recording.

Musiverse is the world where modern musicians explore, create, and thrive. It’s a space where we discover and learn skills in modern music performance, technology, and production. And its the place where our skills and ideas come to life through exciting performance and production projects!

Musiverse is an innovative, project based and collaborative weekend program for budding modern musicians focussing on all areas of popular and contemporary music including group music performance, creative music technology and music production.

Scheduled for 2 hours per week over a 9-week term, our participants will attend separate one-hour workshops each week in both music performance, and music technology and production – in the music sector-leading facilities of the Edinburgh College Milton Road Campus. Students will work in fully-equipped, state-of-the-art music technology rooms featuring all of the latest industry software, industry-equipped recording studios, 11 fully-fitted rehearsal rooms and a 110 capacity auditorium with laser projection and MIDAS audio.

As a real-world experience of music, at Musiverse you will learn by doing, you will work on two projects per term, in both performance and production which will combine at times to see you preparing audio sessions for performances, running recording sessions, recording in a studio and composing audio and designing sound for mixed media and gaming. Each block will culminate in a performance and exhibition of your practical projects!

At such an exciting time for the creative industries, developing a portfolio of skills across will help you to progress onto further education and future employment in such an exciting and important area of the industry. To further support this, Musiverse will be accredited with SQA units at L5 in Music Performance, Sound Production and Creative Industries which will be added to SQA transcripts adding value to previous attainment.

What you will Learn

Group music planning and performance skills in an ensemble or band setting
Knowledge of wider popular and contemporary music styles and genres
Digital audio editing skills
Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) operation
Composition in Logic Pro
Mixing audio
Recording Techniques
Basic live sound
Sound design for Moving Image
Team working and leadership skills
Planning and implementing a creative project

2 hours per week comprised of 2 x 1 hour workshops each Saturday morning (11am -1.00pm) or afternoon (1.30pm to 3.30pm)


To register interest, please send an email with name, contact details and instrumental played and level to


The pilot project is FREE to all participants, however, an affordable fee (TBC) will be introduced in the summer term.

Musical Pathway

These sessions are ideal for young people interested in developing skills in all areas of contemporary popular music therefore providing ideal preparation for further study in further or higher education.

More about Musical Pathways

No matter what age your child joins us, Portobello Music School will be able to provide a Musical Pathway to the next level whether it be from Toddler Music Classes to Preschool 1; Primary 2 to Beginner Group Instrumental Classes or from Advanced Group Instrumental Classes to part-time music studies at the junior music department of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland or to prepare for entry to full-time studies at universities or music colleges at home or abroad. Please see below for some examples of current and past students’ Musical Pathways.

Find our more about the Musical Pathways followed by some of our current and past students