The Music Department comprises of:

Miss Valerie Gibson (Principal Teacher of Music)

Mr Stuart Roy

Mr Sam Menzies


A number of music instructors also visit Ayr Academy:

Miss Anna-Louise Burns (Violin)

Mr Neil Thomson (Voice)

Mr Phil Stevenson (Bagpipes)

Mrs Elaine Reitveld (Woodwind)

Mrs Lisa Brill (Brass)

Mr Paul Henderson (Guitar)

Mr Larry Deveney (Percussion)

Why Music?

Learning through music enables children and young people to:

  • be creative and express themselves in different ways;
  • experience enjoyment and contribute to other people’s enjoyment through creative and expressive performance and presentation;
  • develop important skills, both those specific to music and those which are transferable;
  • develop an appreciation of aesthetic and cultural values, identities and ideas and, for some, prepare for advanced learning and future careers by building foundations for excellence in music.