North East of Scotland Music School (NESMS) (UK)

Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF)

North East of Scotland Music School

A Centre for Musical Excellence



The North East of Scotland Music School is a renowned centre of music tuition.  Located in Aberdeen City Centre, it serves the whole of the North East of Scotland including the Highlands and Islands.


Founded in 1975 by Dorothy Hately, NESMS provides promising musicians with:


  • One-to-one tuition
  • Workshops
  • Masterclasses
  • Performance opportunities


NESMS brings internationally recognized tutors to Aberdeen on a regular basis so that students do not have to travel in order to gain the highest calibre of musical education.


NESMS is open to musically talented individuals of all ages.  Scholarships and financial support are available.


“I’m tremendously proud to be one of the patrons of NESMS – a centre of excellence in the centre of Aberdeen.” Dr Fiona Kennedy OBE



21 Huntly Street

Aberdeen AB10 1TJ

Tel. 01224 649685



Charity number: SC000197

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