Our Services

Nomad Beat is a registered charity based in Peebles in the Scottish Borders with a passionate team of music educators delivering music lessons and outreach group sessions to people of all ages, abilities and needs. 

We run lessons daily in our studios in Peebles and our outreach groups take place weekly in the community. We also have a varied programme of events coming to the website soon.

Music Lessons

Learn a new instrument for fun with our committed tutors, hand picked for their energy, patience and passion for music.  Serious about music?  Then study at Nomad Beat for the prestigious ABRSM or Trinity College London exams.

Outreach Sessions

Our outreach sessions help people of all ages and abilities unlock the therapeutic benefits of music through the guidance and support of our expert tutors.

We work with people with lived experience of dementia, people experiencing depression and low mood as well as people with additional needs.

Events and Groups

Nomad Beat tutors, staff and volunteers bring their love of music to the people of the Scottish Borders in a varied programme of performances, groups and sessions.

The full Nomad Beat event calendar will be coming here soon!

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a community based hub serving the Scottish Borders where people have fun developing new life skills through music and is built on four core values:


To promote music and  musicianship in the local community

Music Without Boundaries

To create opportunities for all through accessible, affordable musical education

Community Partnership

To reduce social isolation by delivering shared musical experiences

Lifelong Learning

To create a vibrant learning environment for students of all ages, abilities and needs

About Nomad Beat

We operate from our studios in Peebles with a dedicated team of tutors, staff, and volunteers who have kept the Nomad Beat dream alive since its creation by founder Alison Cameron in 2010.

Our community hub for learning, practicing, and performing music is a second home to our many students and hard-working tutors. When our tutors aren’t busy giving lessons, they can be found performing as well as delivering our music outreach sessions to the communities across the Scottish Borders.

Our story is still being written, so, if you’d like to help out, please get in touch through the contact button below!

Testimonials from our students

"For many years now, Nomad Beat has been a home for my musical development. I've met so many amazing people who've helped me through my musical journey, from being a student here, a volunteer and, now, becoming a piano teacher myself. As I head towards a professional career in music, Nomad Beat will always have a special place in my heart"
Michael Gemmell (Pianist)
“Everyone at Nomad Beat is really kind and encouraging - they’re always there to help when you need it. This year my singing teacher encouraged me to sing in our local Rotary Young Musician competition - I was very nervous but I won and got through to the next round!”
Roderick Kennedy (Vocalist)
“I felt well and happy afterwards. I was seriously ill when I first came to a session and now I feel well enough to be planning to go back to work. I have been away from work for several months due to mental health problems. These sessions have really helped my recovery”
A Mind the Music! group user

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