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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. 

Teacher contacts

Lynette Hitchens-Bird
Instrumental Music Coordinator
Phone: (07) 3552 73
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Woodwind

Lynette Hitchens-Bird (Monday - Thursday) and Colin McIntyre (Tuesday)

Brass

Paul Kucharski (Tuesday, Thursday)

Percussion

Sam Mitchell (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)

Strings

Tenille Barrett (Monday) and David Galbraith (Monday and Thursday)

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Last reviewed 21 March 2019
Last updated 21 March 2019