Instrumental Tuition

Your child can receive individual lessons at Dollar Academy from specialist teachers in wind, brass, strings, vocal studies, percussion and piano. 

Pupils will gain the skills required to perform at all levels and fulfil their musical potential.

Music is a major part of life at Dollar and all pupils with an interest in music to have the opportunity to learn an instrument and perform on stage. 

Individual music lessons are available to Dollar Academy pupils from Prep 3 upwards.

Lessons are timetabled around and during school hours and take place in the Music Department. 

Instrumental Teaching Open Afternoon 

On the first day of term, Thursday 27th August there will be an Instrumental Teaching Open Afternoon from 3.30pm – 6pm in the Gibson building. This will be an opportunity for all pupils at Dollar Academy to come and meet our visiting instrumental teachers and to learn more about the various instruments on offer. Parents of pupils already having lessons or just about to start lessons are also very welcome to attend. It will be an excellent opportunity to have an informal chat with your child’s teacher and to have a look around the department.

Parents’ Evenings/Informal Concerts

This session parents’ evenings will be arranged in instrument groups: Piano, Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and Guitar. The evenings will take the form of a short appointment time and an opportunity to hear some informal pupil performances. These will take place in November, January and February and dates will be communicated to you by the instrumental teacher. 

Cost for music tuition: £17.50 per lesson


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)
Mr Chick Lyall (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)

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