Balwearie High School

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Balwearie has a thriving Music department with many opportunities for students through courses in both Music and Music Technology. As well as students learning to play a wide range of classroom-based instruments, the school has a variety of visiting instructors covering different string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments as well as the piano, guitar, bagpipes and pipe band drumming. There are many extra-curricular groups in the department run by Music teachers and visiting instrumental instructors where pupils are able to take part in both the Christmas and Spring concerts, the Fife Festival of Music and numerous other performing opportunities throughout the year.

 For students studying Music and Music Technology in S4-6, support is available in the department. Students should approach Music staff if they require a space to work (e.g. at lunchtimes) or equipment to complete work at home. There is also a dedicated Composition support session on Monday lunchtimes with Mr Harlow in C307.

There are also online support sites such as: 


Check us out on YouTube (Balwearie Music Department), Instagram (@balweariemusic) and Twitter (@BalwearieMusic)


Music Pathways







Student Orchestra - 3:45pm in C304Everyone welcome!



Bagpipe Group - lunchtime in C302 - All Bagpipe lesson students welcome!

S4-6 Senior Choir - lunchtime in C304 - Everyone welcome!

Wind Band - 3:45pm in C304 - All Woodwind and Brass players welcome!



Guitar Group - interval/lunchtime (rotates) - All guitarists welcome!

Brass Band - lunchtime in C304 - All Brass players welcome!

Keyboard Club - lunchtime in C302 - Everyone welcome!

Senior Strings - 3:45pm in C304 - All Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass players welcome!



S1-3 Junior Choir - lunchtime in C302 - Everyone welcome!

Percussion Group - lunchtimes in C306 - All Percussion lesson students welcome!



S4-6 Senior Girls Choir - 12:30pm in C302 - Everyone welcome!

S1-3 Junior Strings - 12:30pm in C304 - All Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass players welcome!



 Music Staff

Below you can meet all the department staff and find out a little bit more about them by clicking on their photos.

Music Staff (ID 1136)

  • Mr Harlow
    Faculty Head of Expressive Arts & Teacher of Music
  • Miss Charnley
    Teacher of Music
  • Miss Douglas
    Teacher of Music
  • Mrs Normand
    Teacher of Music
  • Mr Anderson
    Guitar Instructor
  • Mr Brown
    Pipe Band Instructor
  • Mr Clarke
    Upper Strings Instructor
  • Mrs Drever
    Piano Instructor
  • Mr Fraser
    Double Bass and Bass Guitar Instructor
  • Mrs Furness
    Cello Instructor
  • Mrs McLaughlin
    Brass Instructor
  • Mrs Morrison
    Percussion Instructor
  • Miss Muir
    Bagpipes Instructor
  • Miss Pettican
    Woodwind Instructor