Welcome to Music!

Music is for all; it can be studied by anyone and everyone. Regardless of musical skill/level, Music is known to enhance our well-being and has a number of mental and psychological benefits to offer.  Many studies have shown that those who study music perform better in a variety of subjects, including Maths, Science, reading, and languages. Playing an instrument can also be a creative outlet for emotions, playing a role in relieving stress and anxiety.

The music courses available in Nairn Academy encourage pupils to develop and improve musical ability, take responsibility for learning and development, work collaboratively with others and build confidence. These skills are very useful in working life.

Music courses available to pupils in Nairn Academy:

  • BGE Music
  • National 3/4/5 Music
  • Higher Music
  • Advanced Higher Music
  • NPA Music Performing
  • NPA Music For Wellbeing
  • SQA free standing performing units


  • Ms Fiona Sellar MBE
  • Bagpipe Tutor – Mr Jim MacGregor
  • Brass Tutor – Mr Ian Shires
  • Percussion Tutor – Mr Dougie Galbraith
  • Strings Tutor – Mr David Hay
  • Vocal Tutor – Mr Christopher Josey
  • Woodwind Tutor – Mrs Judy Kyle

Extra-Curricular Activities:

  • Brass Ensemble
  • String Ensemble
  • Junior Steel Band
  • Senior Steel Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Salsa Band

Instrumental lessons with Highlife Highland

Would you like to learn to play a musical instrument? Are you interested in weekly instrumental lessons? Click here for details:


Highland Young Musicians

Pupils who enjoy singing or are receiving instrumental lessons have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with musicians from schools across Highland throughout the school year. Click here for more details: