Budding young percussionists in West Dunbartonshire are being given the chance to gets tips from one of the world's top musicians.

Renowned percussionist Colin Currie is to give masterclass at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The event is designed to inspire musicians, teachers and percussion enthusiasts of all ages and offers the opportunity to observe Currie coaching seven young percussionists.

Youngsters will be able to quiz Colin on a wide range of topics, including his own career and development as well as advice on practice, repertoire and percussion equipment.

Colin said he is delighted and honoured to be joining St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to give the masterclass to the budding young percussionists currently making their way in Scotland.

He added: "I had tremendous support, encouragement and mentorship from my time growing up in Edinburgh with the numerous local youth orchestras and my lessons in Glasgow, so I’m keen to offer something in return and in kind."

Colin, who is a graduate of the Junior Conservatoire at the Royal Conservatoire Scotland, is the soloist of choice for many of today’s foremost composers and he performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors.

Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said: “It’s powerful for young musicians to experience performances from international artists who share similar musical starting points to their own, which is why it’s such a pleasure to have Colin Currie here for this lovely occasion.

“Colin’s journey started at our Junior Conservatoire and we look forward very much to seeing him working with and inspiring the next generation.”

The masterclass takes place on Monday May 27 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, from 10am to 1pm.

Tickets are free but must be booked online at stmarysmusicschool.co.uk/event/colincurrie