Emerald College has a flourishing Instrumental Music Department that provides one-on-one and small group tuition during class time. Lessons are conducted once per week for 30 minutes.
Music tuition at Emerald Secondary College is generously subsidised by the Department of Education and Training (DET). An enrolment fee of $400 per year is required to cover tuition costs. As Year 12 students are provided with 3 terms of tuition the enrolment fee is $325. Lessons are given on a weekly basis, except for Sport Days (e.g. Athletics Day), public holidays, excursions and teacher absences. The enrolment fee must be paid before the commencement of lessons (at the start of the year) and lessons are organised according to a rotating timetable, which ensures students don’t miss out on the same class each week. Lessons are conducted in group lesson format.
Students can choose to learn: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass guitar or percussion.
As our funding is conditional upon all students participating in at least one teacher run ensemble students must attend a weekly band practice and participate in all erformances.
We have some fantastic ensembles such as the Concert Band, Stage Band, Percussion Ensemble, Taiko Japanese Drums and Guitar Ensemble.
The College has many performance opportunities for student involvement including:
- A Winter and Spring concerts.
- Open Night.
- School presentation ceremonies and assemblies
- The North Eastern Victorian Region Concert.
For more information on Music at Emerald Secondary College please contact Mr. Damon Key at: