Survey on music tuition

Aberdeenshire parents are being asked for their input on improvements to music tuition in the area’s schools.

An online survey started on Monday and will run for four weeks as part of a review launched by the council’s education and children’s services.

Currently a team of 46 music instructors is teaching more than 2,000 primary and secondary pupils across the region to play musical instruments from a variety of disciplines, including woodwind, brass, strings and percussion.

The team has been working with authority’s Improving the Customer Experience (iCE) project to further improve accessibility to services and increase customer satisfaction.

Head of instrumental music, Richard Paton, said: “Many improvements have already been made within the service, such as the introduction of online payment methods, but we still want to hear from as many parents as possible about their experiences.

“It is really important that they are involved in further improvements and by completing the survey, they will be able to make a very positive difference.

“If you have applied for music tuition, or if your child is currently being taught by the service, then we really want to hear from you.”

To complete the survey, visit