Mr James O'Neil
Mr James O'Neil

Mr James O'Neil

BMus Ed (Hons)

Lecturer, Teaching Fellow



James is an established music educator and arts practioner based in West Scotland. 

He is a lecturer within the School of Education and is Lead Tutor for PGDE (S) Music. He is also a Teaching Fellow within the School of LLMVC and teaches on the BMus Ed and Community Music programmes.  

James graduated from University of Aberdeen in 2009 with a BMus Ed Hons and thereafter embarked on a vibrant career working across primary, secondary and community settings of music education in Scotland.

In Scottish education, he has extensive experience in inner city/town and island rural contexts and often works in the arts within the communities in which schools sit. This has allowed him a rich and deep understanding of music education and the importance of its social and cultural impact beyond the classroom. 

Other Areas of Experience:

He draws from work across community and professional music/arts projects such as choirs and musical theatre. He was assistant producer for the Aberdeen International Youth Festival from 2013 until its closure in 2018. He is also is a tutor on the short courses team at the Royal Conservatorie of Scotland for primary/secondary musical theatre.

He is passionate about working with choirs and the power to bring people of all abilities and backgrounds together through singing.

James still actively works in the primary and secondary classrooms in Scotland. 



  • BMus Ed (Hons) Music with Education 
    2009 - University of Aberdeen 

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Lecturer/Lead Tutor for PGDE (S) Music - School of Education
  • Teaching Fellow for BMus Ed - School of LLMVC