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Instrumental Music Tuition

This page is under review and information for Session 2020/21 will be available by May 2020. We offer school children from primary 5 onwards the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument.

Our tuition is delivered by professional musicians who will help your child to gain confidence and realise their full potential in their chosen instrument.


Our Instrumental Music Services (INS) provide tuition in the following Musical instruments:

  • String
  • Brass
  • Woodwind
  • Guitar
  • Percussion


Most lessons will be delivered on a group basis and normally take place during the school day, occasionally some primary school lessons may take place after school. Secondary School pupils will have tuition delivered on a rota basis to ensure they don't regularly miss any one subject.

Lessons will follow a structured course of study which is suited to the pupil's abilities as well as SQ A, local authority and school requirements, they support learning through to Advanced Higher level and external music examinations where required.


Lessons fees are £200 for the full school year. This can either be paid in full at the start of term 1 or can be paid in advance with monthly direct debit instalments of £20.

INS loan orchestral instruments to pupils free of charge.


Applications are now open using the form above and should be returned to:


Post: Instrumental Music Service,SCYLLA,
Dumfries & Galloway Council,
122-124 Irish Street,

Pupils will receive a letter confirming if or not their application has been successful. If successful instructions and a payment request will be included.

Further Information

You can find out more through our Icon for pdf information booklet [PDF - 163.23KB] , by contacting the child's school or calling INS team on 01387 260083.

Page last updated: 04/03/2020
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