Contact Us

Dorothy Hately Music Centre, 21 Huntly Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TJ, Scotland, UK
+44 (0)1224 649685

To arrange a visit email Manager or Assistant Manager
or telephone the above number.

The Huntly Street office is normally staffed weekdays 10 am - 4 pm and 12 noon - 2 pm Saturday

Meet the Office Team

Colin Brockie

Colin Brockie

Originally from Ellon in Aberdeenshire, Colin first started singing and acting at Haddo House, being involved both on and off stage with the Children's Theatre, Youth Theatre and the Choral and Operatic Society.

Whilst gaining a BA Hons in Design and Craft from Gray's School of Art, Colin continued to receive his singing lessons here at NESMS, being taught by Ruth Black, Alan Watt and Dr Raimund Herincx.

He completed a Masters in Solo Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music, appearing in productions of La Belle Hélène, La Clemenza di Tito, Carmen, and Albert Herring.

Since leaving RNCM Colin has performed in the choruses of Buxton Festival Opera, Wexford Festival and Glyndebourne and remained a regular soloist for oratorio and recital opportunities.

In addition to his role at NESMS Colin now teaches as a local private singing tutor.

Reg Pringle

Reg PringleLibrarian / Assistant Manager (Finance & IT)            

Born in Edinburgh and an alumnus of George Heriot's High School there, Reg studied Hispanic Languages and Literature at Edinburgh University (MA 1964, MLitt 1966) before moving to St Andrews University and a career in academic librarianship.

In 1988 he moved to Aberdeen to take up the post of University Librarian and during his time there was Project Director of Grampian Information, a member of the Scottish Library and Infomation Council, Chairman of the United Kingdom Advisory Panel on Library and Information Planning, and a member of the Grampian Region's Children's Panel.

Following early retirement in 1996 he worked first in Adult and Community Education for Aberdeenshire Council, and then from 2000 to 2004 as a Lecturer in Software Engineering and Office Technology at Aberdeen College (Dip. Comp. 1999). He joined NESMS in March 2004 but continued in-house and outreach teaching of computing and IT skills at the College on an occasional basis until 2014. From 1997 until 2019 he was a Director and Treasurer of the mental health charity Pillar Kincardine.

Sophie Lewis

Sophie LewisAssistant Manager (Timetable & Events)

Originally from Kilwinning, Sophie has been playing cello since she was 7 years old. She was section leader of the North Ayrshire Senior String Orchestra at age 15, and in 2013 she became a member of the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra, a local group that performs traditional Scottish and Irish music across Scotland and internationally.

Now studying under Aline Gow of Scottish Opera at the University of Aberdeen, Sophie is a member of the University's symphony and chamber orchestras and has performed with the University's Opera Society, its Baroque Ensemble, and Scottish Opera's Connect Orchestra as well as touring with the Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra.

In 2017 Sophie worked at The Fresh Air Fund in New York teaching music to young people aged 12-15, and went on to study at St Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Here, she performed with the St Olaf Philharmonia and worked with founder of the International Cello Institute, Anna Clift.

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