The Music School of Douglas Academy was established in 1979 as a national centre of excellence. Since this date it has offered the highest quality tuition in all aspects of music. The school provides tuition for pupils of secondary school age in a suite of specialist rooms. Applications for entry are received from throughout Scotland and further afield.
The Music School is an integral part of Douglas Academy and the music specialists are fully integrated into the curricular and social life of the school. The purpose of the Music School is to allow specialist musicians to continue their general education, whilst receiving instrumental tuition and additional time for musical study. As well as developing instrumental and vocal skills, it is also the aim to provide a balanced, modern curriculum to enable students to go forward to the college or university course of their choice. Residential accommodation can be provided, and all fees are paid for by East Dumbartonshire council.