Future of Instrumental Music Tuition in Schools Working Group


This working group has been established to consider the intent, impact, and broader implications of our policy commitment to the removal of fees for instrumental music tuition and the mainstreaming of instrumental music tuition as part of music education in Scotland’s education system and to provide recommendations on a model for a long-term sustainable instrumental music tuition service.


  • Craig Flunkert, Scottish  Government,
  • Karen Armstrong, Scottish Government
  • Alison Harris, Scottish Government
  • Liam Gemmell, Scottish Government
  • Michael Wood, ADES
  • Gayle Martin, Heads of Instrumental Teachers Scotland (HITS)
  • Shonagh Stevenson, (HITS)
  • James Cunningham (HITS)
  • Neil Millar, Education Scotland,
  • Ian Mills, Music Education Partnership Group (MEPG)
  • John Wallace, MEPG
  • Mae Murray, MEPG
  • Anne Keenan, EIS
  • Aileen Monaghan, HMI Education Scotland
  • Joanna Anderson, COSLA
  • John Urquhart, COSLA
  • Morag Campbell, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS)
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