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Music tuition

Our Instrumental Music Service offers pupils instrument tuition during the school day on:

  • Woodwind
  • Brass
  • Violin or viola
  • Cello or double bass
  • Percussion
  • Piano or keyboard
  • Guitar
  • Bagpipes
  • Pipe band drum

Senior pupils (S4 to S6) can receive tuition on an instrument for a Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) course. SQA courses include Higher Music, Advanced Higher Music, National 4 Music, National 5 Music and free standing music units such as 'Performing Music on One Instrument or Voice' (F3F4).

Tuition is subject to availability as there are limited resources. Beginners at secondary school are not normally offered orchestra string instruments.

How to register

Before registering your child view our terms and conditions.

You can register for tuition using our online form. Alternatively you can contact us for a paper application form. 

If we don't have a place to offer you, we will add you to our waiting list. We will contact you if an opportunity to learn an instrument becomes available. Pupils will be deleted from the waiting list after 2 years and re-registration will be required.

Register for music tuition

How to pay

If we offer you a place, you can pay for your child's music tuition using our online service. View our music tuition fees, discounts and exemptions.

Pay for music tuition 

Alternatively, you may phone the Instrumental Music Service on 01467 532720 to pay over the phone. You will need to have a valid debit or credit card to hand.

If you don't have a debit or credit card, you can send a cheque (payable to 'Aberdeenshire Council') to Instrumental Music Service. Please make sure that you write the transaction number, your child's name, class and school on the back of the cheque.


You can contact the Instrumental Music Service (IMS) in writing, by telephone or email:

Instrumental Music Service
Aberdeenshire Library Headquarters
Meldrum Meg Way
AB51 0GN
Telephone: 01467 532720