Music Program Year 8-12


Greensborough College music program offers a wide variety of musical experiences and has a number of vibrant performing groups. Our program includes music camps, tours and concerts. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to experience the joy of making music and we strongly encourage you to consider taking music at Greensborough College.

Music tuition is offered in Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Drum Kit, Keyboard, Violin, Voice, Guitar and Bass.

 

 

The Instrumental Program

Note: Instrumental Music is Optional

 

Students undertaking Instrumental Music are required to commit to the program for the entire year.

 

The Program consists of:

 

  1. Weekly Lesson

A small group or individual lesson that is held in class time on a rotating timetable

(A different subject is missed each week, students are responsible for following up on any work missed)

 

  1. Ensemble Group

A weekly ensemble/band practice or choir rehearsal

(Held either in class time, at lunch, after or before school depending on the group)

 

  1. School Concerts and other Performances.

 

Instrument Hire

Greensborough College has a number of instruments that are available for hire. A FEE IS CHARGED FOR HIRING A SCHOOL INSTRUMENT.  Year 7 students will not be charged for hire.  Please note that students who wish to learn Percussion/Drum Kit, Guitar, Bass Guitar or Keyboard must own their own instrument

 

Instrument Selection

 

Music staff will allocate students to instruments considering the student’s prior experience, testing results and availability/ownership of instruments.  Students should not put their hopes on any particular instrument as there may not be a place available. It is our experience that students will make good progress on ANY instrument if they commit to regular practice.

 

Fees

 

The Instrumental Music fees for 2019 are as follows:              

  • Brass, Woodwind: Year 8: $60 per semester Year 9-12: $140 per semester
  • Keyboard and Vocal Coaching: Year 9-12: $140 per semester
  • Guitar, Bass Guitar: Payable to an external provider.
  • Percussion/Drum kit: Payable to external provider.

 

Please complete the Music Program Application Form and return it to the College as soon as possible. All applicants will need to see Mrs Taylor at the start of 2019 with the attached form.  This will enable families to pay the correct fees and will help students to get a placement on the Instrumental Music timetable.

 

If you have any further questions in regard to the Instrumental Music Program please contact the Music teacher Mrs Taylor on 9433 2666 during school hours.