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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

Louise Forbes

Louise Forbes
Manager            


Louise trained as an accountant in private practice followed by 8 years as a group management accountant at Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, a global investment management group managing investments for both institutional and retail clients.

Following a career break to raise her family, Louise took the position of Honorary Treasurer for the Aberdeen and District Beekeeper's Association, a local charity originally founded in 1910 to advance the practice of beekeeping, a subject in which Louise has great personal interest, keeping a number of hives in her back garden.

Louise started work in Northfield Academy in Aberdeen in 2015, supporting a busy guidance team with preparations for the proposed implementation of the Named Person legislation before joining NESMS in 2018.

Reg Pringle

reg pringleAssistant Manager (Finance & IT)            


An alumnus of George Heriot's High School, 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, and Chairman of the United Kingdom Advisory Panel on Library and Information Planning.

Following early retirement in 1996 he worked first in Adult and Community Education 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.

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 where she was involved in a world premiere. In 2016 Sophie enjoyed a successful tour of Belgium 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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