What is specialist music tuition?                                                   Girl playing violin

In addition to the benefits of expressive arts education within the Curriculum for Excellence, you may apply for your son or daughter to receive specialist instrumental tuition.

Tuition is limited to one instrument per pupil. In exceptional circumstances, SQA Music pupils may be able to learn a second instrument, but only if no other pupils are requiring this space.

Our Music Strategy reflects Stirling's strategic outcomes:

  • Prosperous: people are part of a prosperous economy that promotes inclusive growth opportunities across our communities.
  • Healthy: people are healthy and live full and positive lives, within supportive communities.
  • Achieving: people are skilled and supported to make a positive contribution to communities.
  • Resilient: people are part of safe and caring communities with an attractive, safe and sustainable environment.

The Curriculum for Excellence framework covers all aspects of a child’s learning from age 3 to 18. Music education is a key to helping learners achieve”.

What are the benefits of specialist instrumental tuition?

  • Professional and highly skilled teaching staff.
  • Opportunities to play in an ensemble, band, orchestra or choir.
  • Regular public performances.
  • Opportunity to prepare for the graded examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music and similar external awarding bodies.
  • Information about instrumental hire schemes.
  • A written report of your child's performance, progress and prospects with his or her instrument/voice.

How do I register my child for a place?

To register interest in music tuition please check tuition availability in your school (only select instruments which are available in your child's school) then complete the following steps to register.

  1. Complete the online application form.
  2. At the start of the new session, all new applicants are interviewed. Existing pupils, available spaces and timetables are reviewed and tutors allocate spaces.
  3. Unsuccessful applicants will remain on the reserve list for the remainder of the academic year as spaces can become available at any time during the year.
  4. There are other Council music schemes out with school and this information is given to unsuccessful applicants at the appropriate stage.
  5. Continuing pupils complete an annual update form to confirm contact details, pupil's schools, etc.

What is expected of my child?

  • To attend lessons and practise regularly.
  • To show a reasonable aptitude for the instrument.
  • To join one or more council ensembles.
  • To take part in school extra-curricular activities on their instrument/voice.
  • To represent their school and the Council by performing in public.

Parents Guide to Registration of Interest

Continuing Music Tuition Update Form

In order for pupils to continue receiving music tuition, an annual update form must be completed for every child. It is necessary to return the form to confirm contact details, pupil's schools, etc.

Please complete and return the form by 30 October 2021. 

Please advise us if your child no longer requires music tuition.

For further information please contact us.


Last updated: Monday, October 25, 2021 10:03 AM