The Music Department is housed in a dedicated music studio and classroom in the older part of the St Bride's building. The Music Studio is used as a teaching room and as a venue for rehearsals and performances. It is linked to the classroom via a stairway through a balcony which houses computerised composing facilities. The main music classroom is well supplied with keyboards and guitars which are the two main instruments for curricular music in S1 and S2. The Music Department is also timetabled for classes with Transitus and Clarendon children. Music is offered as a national qualification at Intermediate 2, Higher and Advanced Higher levels.
The Music Department also manages the delivery of individual lessons in a wide range of instruments by a team of 13 peripatetic teachers. These range from piano, strings, woodwind, brass, percussion and piping. There are four individual practice rooms dedicated to individual teaching and for rehearsal.
The department is extremely active in extra-curricular activities. The main focus is on performance through the Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir, smaller woodwind, string and traditional music groups. The department features in a number of school performances each year, notably at the Christmas Carol Services and annual Prizegiving. A significant number of Higher and Advanced Higher students leave school to study music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and other music colleges.