Music in schools

Tuition is offered in:

  • woodwind
  • brass
  • upper strings 
  • lower strings 
  • piano
  • percussion
  • guitar
  • pipes

Tutors prepare pupils for SQA exams, external music exams, festivals, national youth orchestras and auditions for university and conservatoires of music.

Places are offered at the start of the school year in August. If your child is interested contact the school office and make a note of your interest to be passed on to the tutor.

Lessons

Lessons are 25 minutes long and usually take place in groups.

Where possible, children sitting more advanced exams receive more time.

Charges

The annual charge for music tuition is £231.

There is an instrument rental charge of £30.

The annual charged is waived for pupils whose parents are in receipt of:

  • Income Support
  • Jobseekers Allowance (Income Based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)
  • Child Tax Credit and/or Working Tax Credit (with an annual income of less than £16,495)
  • Universal Credit
  • or if your child is following a recognised school certificate course in music (SQA National Qualifications)

There is also a sliding scale for families with more than one child learning an instrument:

  Annual fee Annual fee and hire charge
1st child £231 £261
2nd child £184.80 £214.80
3rd and subsequent children £138.60 £168.60

We offer 30 lessons over the school session. If the number of lessons delivered falls below this, you will be refunded at the rate of £7.70 per lesson. This will be applied to the iPay account before the end of the school year in June.

Pupils not receiving instrumental lessons through the instrumental music service will be charged £35 for orchestra and band weekly rehearsals from September to November.

Buying an instrument

Once your child has established a firm interest in music, you may wish to consider buying them their own instrument.

Your child's tutor will be able to give you advice on the make of instrument and which reputable dealers to use.

Pupils taking lessons through the instrumental service are eligible for the VAT-free Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme.

Parent music forum

There is a parent music forum for parents of pupils receiving instrumental tuition in Angus Schools.

The dates of meetings are posted on the parent blog as matters arise.

Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative ensures that every child is offered a year of free music tuition – singing or instrumental — by the time they reach Primary 6. This is met in Angus through our Kodaly program.

We also provide opportunities for children through Musical Futures, Rock College, Nordoff Robbins and Drake Music Scotland

Youth music initiative

Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative ensures that every child is offered a year of free music tuition – singing or instrumental — by the time they reach Primary 6. This is met in Angus through our Kodaly program.

We also provide opportunities for children through Musical Futures, Nordoff Robbins and Drake Music Scotland.