We believe that every child is musical, and we love to see students enjoy the unique creative outlet that playing an instrument provides.
Music is good fun; students love being able to make noise. Refining that noise is where the craft comes in. It’s a great music program.”
– Joel Vallance, Director of Music
The school years are a great opportunity for young people to develop themselves, and we see a solid growth in music across the college as the students get involved and find a love for the craft. Every student should try music and be exposed to things they might not otherwise experience.
In band, students grow and learn teamwork. Every member brings a different aspect that adds to the final sound that’s produced. Students learn attention to detail and listening skills. They develop care and concern, working with one another to achieve the desired outcome, even in the face of difficulty.
From Kindergarten to Year 9, students enjoy the classroom music program which includes oral training, theory training, world instruments, intervals and much more. In Years 8 to 10, music is offered as an elective.
Private instrumental tuition
An instrumental program is offered for all students from Pre-Primary to Year 12.
Students are taught by expert instrumental teachers in a choice of instruments including; guitar, bass, piano, clarinet, saxophone, drums, percussion, French horn, trombone and trumpet.
Music gives me a chance to be creative. I’ve been playing the trumpet for four years, and my theory knowledge has really grown through private tuition. It’s a lot of fun.”
– Ky, Year 7
Lessons occur during class time on a rotating timetable and instrument hire is available for select instruments.
A music scholarship is provided for all Year 5 students whereby instrumental tuition is free and students pay only for the hire of the instrument.
In year 5 we form a training band where the students learn ensemble, etiquette, and performance technique. There is also a Year 6 band. Band members are invited to join an annual two-day Performing Arts Workshop, along with other SCEA sister schools.
The Junior Primary choir is open to students from Year 1 to Year 2
The Senior Primary choir is for students from Year 3 to Year 6.
The choirs rehearse once a week, before school.
The choirs and bands perform and play at assemblies, presentation night and at community events.