Samantha Wallace – Music & Music Technology
Corrinna Patterson – Music, Music Technology & Drama
Jen Pugh – Music, Music Technology & Drama

GuitarsInstrumental Teachers

Ms Hazel Morrison – Percussion (Maternity Leave)
Mr Vini Bonnar – Percussion
Mr Gordon Ferries – Guitar & Bass Guitar
Ms May Halyburton – Double Bass & Bass Guitar
Ms Clare Miller – Bagpipes, Chanter and Pipe Band Drumming

Mrs Kate Rigg – Voice
Mrs Prashanthi Hutton – Violin
Ms Jackie Baxter – Cello
Mr Raymond Rowe – Piano & Keyboard

Mrs Donna Arthur – Brass
Mrs Sarah Cunningham – Woodwind

Click here to view S1-S6 Music Course Information 2018

The department is equipped with Yamaha Keyboards, Acoustic Guitars, Electric & Bass Guitars, Ukuleles,  Acoustic & Electric Drum Kits, Timpani and Tuned Percussion. In addition to our recording studio, 24 individual Apple Workstations running GarageBand 6.0.5, GarageBand X and Logic Pro X provide learning experiences for all students in S1-S6. The workstations are complemented with a variety of Condenser & Dynamic microphones and USB audio interfaces, which can also be used with students iPad’s to create a mobile recording studio and encourage ‘On Location’ recordings.

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Extra curricular activities:

Monday 1pm
Guitar Group – Mr Ferries
Percussion Ensemble – Mrs Pugh & Miss Wallace
Tuesday 4pm-5:30pm
Tynecastle Youth Community Pipe Band – Ms Miller
Wednesday 1pm
Vocal Group – Mrs Patterson, Mrs Pugh & Miss Wallace
Thursday 1pm
Wind Band – Mrs Cunningham, Miss Wallace & Mrs Patterson


Practice Room Bookings:
Students can book practice rooms to practice their instruments and perform individually or in groups of no more than 4.  Practice rooms may be booked at the following times: Monday-Thursday 10:30am-10:45am and Monday – Wednesday 1pm-1:25pm.


Music Technology Homework Sessions:
As part of their course, all S4-S6 Music Technology Students must book a 30 minute weekly session in the music department to work on their chosen projects. This is in place of completing homework at home. Sessions may be booked during the following times: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 3:35pm-4:05pm. Students are able to extend their session time after school if they wish.