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Performing Arts - 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). Being a member of the Instrumental Music Program is a long term commitment and for the duration of the students' time at the college.

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  Concert Bands,  String Ensembles, Percussion Ensembles, Big Band and Stage Band. 

Fees for the instrumental are as follows:

  • Instrumental Music Levy: $155.00 per annum This price includes 1 Instrumental Music Performance Polo shirt and 1 pair of perfomance pants.

  • School Instrument Hire: $100.00 per annum 

  • Percussion Levy: A levy of $50.00 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. 

Lesson timetables

All Instrumental Music students are given lessons in groups; students are allotted their group (A-Z) at the beginning of the school year. Lessons are held on the same day every week, however every effort is made to ensure the same classes are not missed each week. Therefore, lesson times are rotated throughout the day and students must be aware of their lesson time each week. It is good practice for students to note the correct time in their diaries.

Teacher contacts

Monday

Lynette Hitchens-Bird - 9am–3pm. (Junior Campus)

Sam Mitchell - 9.00am–12.00pm (Senior campus) 12.30pm–3.00pm (Junior campus)

Tenille Barrett - 9.00am–3.00pm  (Senior campus)
 

Tuesday

Lynette Hitchens-Bird - 9.00am–3:00pm

Sam Mitchell - 9.00am–3.00pm. (Senior campus)

Paul Kucharski - 9.00am–3:00pm (Junior campus)

Natalie Dallinger – 12:30pm – 3:00pm (Junior campus)



Wednesday

Lynette Hitchens-Bird - 9.00am–3.00pm         (Senior Campus)

Natalie Dallinger - 9.00am–11:35pm               (Senior Campus)

Lisa Kirk - 9.00am -3.00pm                              (Junior Campus)

 

Thursday

Lynette Hitchens-Bird - 9.00am–3.00pm         (Senior Campus)

Paul Kucharski - 9.00am–3.00pm                    (Senior Campus)

Sam Mitchell - 2.30pm–9.00pm                       (Senior Campus)

Lisa Kirk - 9.00am -3.00pm                              (Senior Campus)

 

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Last reviewed 10 June 2020
Last updated 10 June 2020