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).

How to register

Before registering your child view our terms and conditions.

You can register for tuition via the instrumental music service portal. You will have to sign in with myAberdeenshire to access the portal.

Register for music tuition

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.

View instrumental music tuition privacy notice (PDF 137KB).


There are no fees for instrumental tuition during the academic year 2023/24 due to the Scottish Government funding.


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