Student Programs - Instrumental Music Program
Our Instrumental Music Program offers a range of instruments and a continuous, sequential, and developmental curriculum. Students learn in small groups of two to four students and performance opportunities are offered regularly. Each instrumental music student participates in one lesson and one rehearsal per week per instrument that they play.
We have music students from a variety of backgrounds with a variety of abilities and potential.
It’s absolutely fine if your child will not be a
professional musician, the music program caters to students of all abilities and potential. It’s more about providing your child with as many opportunities throughout their education in high school. It is a scientific fact that learning a musical instrument assists in the development of the brain, and in socialization, amongst other things.
The lessons are on a rotating timetable so that students don't miss the same class each week. Ensemble rehearsalsare either before school or at lunchtime depending on the ensemble they are in.
Our instrumental music teachers have years of experience and all are active musicians, playing gigs in and around Melbourne. All have at least one degree including a major on our instrument, and either a degree or diploma in Education.
The instruments that we offer tuition in are: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba, Drums/Percussion, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano and Singing.
The ensembles are: Rookie Band, Concert Band, Junior Guitar Ensemble, Senior Guitar Ensemble, Keyboard Ensemble, Drums/Percussion Ensemble, Show Choir, and Choir. We also have Rock Bands and VCE Ensembles.
All ensembles perform at school in concerts and other events. Many students also perform in and around Melbourne.
We also have a Performing Arts Support Group, for parents and friends of the program. They assist with excursions and school music events. New members are always welcome.