FOI Request Instrumental Music Services

Request 101001673548

1.Does your Council provide an Instrumental Music Tuition Service?
2.Is this provided by Council employed Instrumental Music Instructors or by an external agency/contractor on behalf of the Council?
3.Does your Council organise Central Music Groups/Orchestras for students receiving instrumental music tuition?
4.Does your Council organise Residential Music Camps for students receiving instrumental music tuition?  If so, how many per year?

For Financial Years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18:
5.What has been the budgeted full time equivalent (fte) number of Instrumental Music Instructors employed by your Council?  Please exclude Co-ordinators, Managers and Admin Staff.
6.What has been the gross revenue budget and annual income target for the Service for each of the above financial years?
7.For each of the above financial years, what has been the annual charge levied to students receiving instrumental music tuition?
8.What has been the annual charge levied to students participating in Central Groups/Orchestras?
9.What has been the charge for attendance at Residential Camps (if organised)?

Response 06-12-2017

1. Yes

2. It is provided by Council employed Instrumental Music Instructors.

3.Yes

4 No

For Financial Years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18:

5. 10.0 FTE

6. This information is available on http://www.improvementservice.org.uk/results.html?addsearch=Instrumental+Instruction+survey

7.2013/14  £168 Group & £264 Individual

2014/15  £201 Group & £300 Individual

2015/16  £210 Group & £300 Individual

2016/17  £252 Group & £360 Individual

2017/18  £264 Group & £378 Individual

8.£4 per week 2013/14, £4.60 per week 2014/15, £5 per week 2015/16, £6 per week 2016/17, and £6.30 per week 2017/18.

9. N/A

10.This information is available on http://www.improvementservice.org.uk/results.html?addsearch=Instrumental+Instruction+survey  The savings have been achieved by increasing charges annually.

11.Yes for 2018/19 there are budget proposals to make savings of 4.5% which will be subject to public consultation.  Council budgets are set for 1 year only; therefore, this information is not yet available for 2019/20 and 2020/21.

12. This decision is made at a special Full council meeting  annually in February as part of the budget setting process; therefore, this information is not yet available. 

13. 5%

14. No

15.Yes to all SQA pupils who are using their instrument as part of the course and pupils in receipt of and Free School Meals.

16.No

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