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Instrumental music

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The Instrumental Music program (Years 3–12) is designed to encourage music education through learning an instrument within a small group lesson. 

The Instrumental Music Program at KGSC offers tuition in strings, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Entry to the program as a beginner musician is through attainment on a musical aptitude test as well as academic reports. Testing is undertaken in the College at the end of Years 2 (strings) and Year 3 (woodwind, brass and percussion). Instrumentalists who are not beginners may apply to join the program through submission of an expression of interest.

Students who undertake tuition are required to join an ensemble. Students play in a range of ensembles and bands across the College, depending on their musical ability. Students progress from elementary to intermediate ensembles and have the opportunity to audition for advanced ensembles. Currently the College has a range of ensembles including four Concert Bands, three String Ensembles, three Percussion Ensembles and a Big Band.

Fees for the instrumental are as follows:

  • Instrumental Music Levy: $155 per annum

  • School Instrument Hire: $100 per annum

  • Percussion Levy: A levy of $55 is charged to all percussion students to subsidize the purchase and maintenance of the KGSC Percussion Equipment.

Students who are members of the Instrumental Music Program and demonstrate a high level of playing ability and commitment to their music studies are encouraged to apply for entry to the Music Excellence program in Year 7.

Teacher contacts

Instrumental Music Coordinator

Lynette Hitchens-Bird

Phone: (07) 3552 7341 

Instrumental Music School contacts

Monday

Lynette Hitchens-Bird - 9am3pm

Sam Mitchell - 9.00am12.00pm (Senior campus) 12.30pm3.00pm (Junior campus)

Tenille Barrett - 9.00am3.00pm
Natalie Dallinger - 9.00am - 12.00pm (Junior campus)


 

Tuesday

Lynette Hitchens-Bird - 9.00am11.00am (Junior campus) 11.30am3.00pm (Senior campus)

Sam Mitchell - 9.00am3.00pm

Paul Kucharski - 9.00am11.00am (Junior campus) 11.30am - 3.00pm (Senior campus)

Colin McIntyre - 9.00am12.00pm (Senior campus) 12.303.00pm (Junior campus)

Wednesday

Lynette Hitchens-Bird - 9.00am3.00pm

Natalie Dallinger - 9.00am12.00pm

Thursday

Lynette Hitchens-Bird - 9.00am3.00pm

Paul Kucharski - 9.00am3.00pm

Sam Mitchell - 2.30pm9.00pm
Lisa Kirk - 9.00am -3.00pm


 

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Last reviewed 21 March 2019
Last updated 21 March 2019