There are many opportunities available to take part in the Junior School’s instrumental music programme. A broad range of co-curricular groups are offered for instrumentalists, and we also have a comprehensive instrumental tuition programme covering a wide variety of instruments from traditional orchestral instruments such as violin and clarinet, to traditional music instruments such as clarsach and bagpipes. Therefore, whether you want to rehearse and perform as part of a group, or learn to play an instrument, the instrumental music programme is here to meet your child’s needs.
The Junior String Group meets during lunchtime on Mondays and welcomes all string players from Primary 4 upwards. The group provides the opportunity to play music in a variety of different styles in a fun atmosphere.
The Junior Wind Band is open to all woodwind and brass instrumentalists from Primary 4. On Wednesdays at lunchtime, they have the opportunity to play music in a variety of styles in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
Instrumental tuition forms a large part of the work of the Music department and is available in most instruments, including Piano, Voice, Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Guitar, Harp/Clarsach and Bagpipes. Theory of Music lessons are also available as part of a small group. These lessons are delivered by a team of visiting tutors. Pupils are encouraged to sit external music exams including those of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and Trinity College.