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Instrumental Music

Music Education in Scottish Schools

Music plays a vitally important role in education, helping to shape our sense of personal, social and cultural identity.

- In 2012 the Scottish Government established the Instrumental Music Group to examine issues around the charges applied by most local authorities in Scotland for instrumental music tuition.

- An Implementation Group has since been formed to oversee and facilitate strategic progression and implementation.

HITS Guidance for Instrumental Teaching in Scotland

This new guidance is aimed at all instrumental music instructors and managers, music teachers and expressive arts managers in schools, as well as all Heads and Deputes in Scottish schools. This guidance offers advice on how best to organise a service providing high quality instrumental tuition, on an equitable basis.