The North East of Scotland Music School (NESMS) provides expert tuition for gifted musicians in Aberdeenshire. Tutors from top orchestras, music schools and conservatoires in the UK travel to NESMS regularly for masterclasses, one to one tuition, orchestra training thus providing a level of training and expertise not otherwise available. In October 2014, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded NESMS a one-off grant towards the travel costs of these visiting professionals.