Music

Department Head

Mrs Karol Fitzpatrick

Staff

Mr John McGonigle (Director of Music)
Mr David Christie
Mr Bill Craig (Sound Engineer)
Mrs Mairi Leggatt
Mrs Louise Timney
Mrs Aileen Watson
Mrs Debbie Macrae (Music Secretary)

Instrumental Teachers:
Mr Scott Johnson (Vocal Studies)
Mrs Joanna Petrie (Violin and Viola)
Mrs Maggie Montgomery (Violin and Viola)
Mr Mark Wilson (Violin)
Mrs Christine Munday (Violin and Piano)
Mrs Gillian Greer (Piano)
Mr Rob Hall (Saxophone)
Mrs Ilse McFarlane (Cello)
Dr Jamie Liddle (Piano)
Ms Irene Irvine (Flute)
Miss Elaine McPherson (Flute)
Mr Philip Ragsdell (Percussion)
Mr Tom Gibbs (Piano)
Mrs Charlotte McGirr (Harp, Clarsach and Piano)
Mr Peter Petrie (Brass)
Mrs Ann Forbes (Clarinet and Saxophone)
Mr David Bruce (Guitar)
Mrs Verity Johnson (Vocal Studies)
Mr Graeme Brown (Double Reeds)
Mr Dick Lee (Saxophone)
Mrs Nina Wilson (Violin)

We aim for every child to experience the magic of music and each class in the Prep and Junior School has two music lessons per week, each lasting half an hour.  

nullPupils in Preps 1-3 explore pulse, rhythm, pitch and timbre using voice and percussion instruments, through games and songs, based on the philosophy of Zoltan Kodaly.  Listening, inventing and performing activities continue through the rest of the Prep and Junior School and pupils from Prep 3 upwards have the opportunity for additional individual instrumental tuition.

Our young pupils are given plenty of opportunities to perform with choirs, chamber ensembles and orchestras.  All Prep School pupils perform in a Nativity play at Christmas time and in class assemblies.  Our Junior 1 classes perform a cantata each year and Junior 2 perform a musical.  Pupils from Prep 5 through to Junior 2 also have the opportunity to perform with the Seniors in the annual Christmas Concert in the Usher Hall. 

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    Junior School Music Concerts

    On the evenings of 23 and 24 March the musicians of the Junior School treated family and friends to two wonderful evenings of entertainment.

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