Instrumental Music Service

West Lothian Council's Instrumental Music Service provides instrumental music lessons to primary and secondary school pupils and opportunities for these pupils to play in one of the many bands and ensembles that perform regularly at a range of venues and events locally, nationally and internationally.

The Service is delivered in schools by professional instrumental music instructors who provide a structured and progressive music curriculum which is encapsulated in the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence - to enable each child or young person to be a successful learner, a confident individual, a responsible citizen and an effective contributor. The Instrumental Music Service is managed by the Coordinator of Instrumental Music who is based within Education Services.

Covid 19 - Temporary changes to the instrumental service

How will learning to play a musical instrument help my child?

When are the lessons and how do I check on progress?

How many lessons will my child receive?

How long does the lesson last and how many pupils are in a group?

Will I need to provide and instrument for my child?

Musical instruments - assisted purchase scheme

What happens as my child progresses?

Is there anything I can do to help?

How much will it cost and how often am I required to pay?

Are there any concessions?

How can my child become part of this?

Where can I get more information?

Your child is eligible to join one of the many Area Ensembles that are part of West Lothian Council's Instrumental Music Service Programme.