Instrumental Music Program

In 2021 St Augustine's College is offering a new Instrumental Music Program. This Instrumental Music Program will consist of weekly 30-minute group lessons throughout the year with specialist Instrumental Music Teachers (a minimum of 8 lessons per term). 

From Term 2, students will form a Concert Band which will rehearse on Tuesday mornings before school - there is an expectation that students will be a part of this band if they are receiving instrumental lessons in the program.

Instruments that will be offered as part of this program:
• Flute
• Clarinet
• Alto Saxophone
• Tenor Saxophone
• Trumpet
• Trombone
• Percussion – snare drum and glockenspiel (not drum kit lessons)
• Bass Guitar*
• Acoustic Guitar*
• Electric Guitar*
• Keyboard*
*only for existing Musicorp students.

The cost for these lessons is $150 per student per term. This includes instrument hire, music tutor book hire and the lesson cost. Comparable costs for having instrumental lessons outside of school would be approximately $36 per individual lesson per week, not including instrument hire or a book. If your child requires consumables such as a reed/strings they will be provided with their first set if you are hiring, subsequent ones will need to be purchased by parents/carers separately.

Students in Year 4, Year 5 & existing Musicorp students have been allocated instruments based on their individual strengths. Parents/carers were sent an Expression of Interest Form this week, due by Thursday 10 December 2020 to ensure instrument availability​. If you did not receive a form and would like your child to take part, please email me with the instrument interested in and your child's details: lsullivan-ward@bne.catholic.edu.au 

Although this program is not compulsory, some benefits of playing music and being part of a music program include increased fine motor skills, using both sides of the brain simultaneously and music helping students in other areas of their study. 

We look forward to offering this new and exciting Instrumental Music Program at St Augustine’s College and enjoying the benefits music can bring to the lives of young people. 

If you have any questions, please email: lsullivan-ward@bne.catholic.edu.au