Apply for music tuition at school

Due to high demand, online applications are now closed.

A professional team of music instructors works closely with schools to deliver an exciting and challenging curriculum.

What your child will get out of lessons

There are many benefits to learning a new instrument, such as improved concentration, self-discipline, social skills and more.

400 parents, carers and pupils responded to our survey about the benefits of music tuition.

Who can apply for lessons?

Pupils from Primary 6 will be able to apply for lessons from September 2022.

Cost of lessons

There are no charges for lessons for the academic year 2022/2023.

When do lessons take place?

Lessons take place during school time. Secondary pupils are taken out of classes on a rotational basis. Although lessons will mainly be face-to-face, some lessons will be online using Google MEETS.  Some lessons may also take place remotely after school. Parental agreement forms for online tuition are included in the registration process. 

Will my child sit exams?

There are opportunities to sit graded exams from one of the major bodies, including ABRSM and Trinity Schools of Music. These exams attract valuable points which can be recorded on University (UCAS) application forms.

Progress is monitored throughout the year and parents will receive an annual progress report. 

How do I get lessons for my child?

Due to high demand, online applications are now closed. You will be able to apply for lessons from September. We will make every effort to accommodate your child, but they will go on a waiting list if there are no vacancies. Details of how to apply will appear here in September.

Playing in ensembles

Pupils will have opportunities to play in various ensembles, both at school and regional level, performing locally, nationally and internationally.

Many of Midlothian's young musicians also play with national ensembles, and several go on to study music and to pursue music as a career.

School ensembles are limited at the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, it is hoped that they will emerge to pre-covid levels throughout this academic year.