We offer a wide range of opportunities for children and young people aged 3–18 years to learn music in our schools and nurseries.

Early years

Children will take part in music activities through singing and play. They will be taught by Early Years staff and, in some nurseries, Youth Music Initiative tutors. Lessons and activities are fun and will help children develop new skills and an understanding of music.

Primary school

Music in primary schools is taught by Music Specialist Teachers. Youth Music Initiative tutors can provide further support if required. Children are taught within their class, learning and developing using singing, music technology and percussion instruments.

Secondary school

All pupils in S1-3 pupils will study music as a subject. This gives them an opportunity to try a range of instruments. After S3, pupils can choose to study music. Schools offer music courses at National 4 & 5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels. Courses cover both performance and music technology.

Instrumental music service

If they wish, pupils in P4-S6 can receive instrumental music lessons. Lessons will be taught by instrumental instructors during the school day.

Lessons are available in:

  • Bagpipes
  • Brass
  • Drums
  • Guitar (bass, classical and electric)
  • Piano
  • Strings (upper and lower)
  • Voice
  • Woodwind

Pupils will receive a weekly lesson during term time. Where available, we will provide pupils with an instrument for the first year of lessons. Parents can also purchase instruments through their schools as part of the assisted purchase scheme. This allows pupils taking music lessons to buy instruments VAT free.

There is an annual charge for lessons.

The annual charge is:

  • £140 for standard lessons
  • £55 for concessions (free school meal entitlement or school clothing allowance)
  • SQA music accredited course pupils receive free lessons

Lessons are paid for each month by direct debit.

For more information about music lessons, please contact us using the details on this page.

Youth Music Initiative (YMI)

YMI is a government initiative which offers children and young people free access to music opportunities.