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Alison Cameron,
Founder of Nomad Beat

About Nomad Beat

Hello and welcome!

Music can touch and change the lives of people and this was just one aspect of the vision of the late Alison Cameron, whose passion led to the creation of Nomad Beat.

We opened our doors in January 2010 and since then, Nomad Beat has established itself as a thriving community music school based in Peebles. It holds a very special place in the hearts of many people and is the only charity in the Scottish Borders that provides affordable music opportunities for all.

We provide music tuition to people of all ages and abilities across a variety of instruments. We also run regular music groups, hire out instruments and equipment and provide rehearsal space for local bands and musicians.

Nomad Beat is based in Cavalry Park in Peebles. The school is a modern, purpose-built accessible facility with individual teaching rooms, a soundproof rehearsal room, a bright spacious studio, free parking and a large range of musical equipment for teaching.

Our ambition is simple. Nomad Beat strives to offer accessible music making and tuition to everyone who wants it and to benefit members of our local community, especially those directly affected by poverty, ill-health and social isolation.

Since we opened in 2010, many people have worked and volunteered to keep Alison’s dream alive and we have provided music tuition to hundreds of people in Tweeddale. Our pupils and tutors have also enjoyed performing at many community events such as the Peebles Creative Festival, Tweedlove and the Innerleithen Music Festival. We also hold our own Showcase Concerts with over seventy students taking to the stage to entertain parents, friends and supporters.

Our website highlights all the musical activities we currently offer as well as our plans for the months ahead. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’ll be delighted to help.



Doreen Graham
Chair of Board of Trustees

Hamish Samson
Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees
Doreen Graham
Hamish Samson
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