Music Department Staff

Ms G Lamont (Faculty Head)
Mr C McPhee (Class Teacher)
Mr M Hepburn (Class Teacher)

Instrumental Staff: 

Mrs E Wilson (Voice – Monday)
Mr D Dickson (Guitar – Tuesday)
Mr L Deveney (Percussion – Wednesday & Thursday)
Mrs V Douglas (Woodwind – Thursday)
Mr A Foden (Brass – Friday)


This course provides the pupils with a broad general education linked to the relevant outcomes and benchmarks from curriculum for excellence.

Pupils attend the department 2 periods per week in S1 to S3. Time is spent studying musical literacy and various styles such as orchestral, rock & pop, music of the world, film & tv music etc. Practical lessons are the focus of skills development within S1/2, where pupils will be given the opportunity to learn keyboard, tuned percussion, guitar, and ukulele.

S3 BGE Elective

These courses focus more specifically on key areas to further prepare pupils for progression onto a range of National and Higher/Advanced Higher courses.

S3 will learn concepts at N3 and N4 level as part of the Understanding Music element.  Students will also be given the opportunity to develop their performing skills on the instruments learned in S1/2.

Senior Phase

The courses currently on offer within the music department are:

N3/N4/N5 Music

Higher Music

Advanced Higher Music

Performing Units

All these courses cover performing skills, understanding music, and composing.

Instrumental Lessons 

Our team of instructors provide weekly lessons to pupils from S1-S6, and work closely with students in Craigmarloch School.

Students attend a 25 minute lesson each week with their instructor and in the senior phase, their instructor will assist them in preparing for their exam programme.


This session, there will be a variety of extra-curricular music activities in the department.

S1 Music Club

Guitar Group

School Choir

Liturgical Music Group

Concert Band

…and many more!

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