Instrumental Music

Emerald College has a flourishing Instrumental Music Department that provides one-on-one and small group tuition during class time. This program is vital in assisting students with their study of music along-side the classroom program from year 7 to VCE.

Lessons are conducted once per week for a full 48 minute period.

All 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 study: piano, guitar & bass, drums & percussion, voice, clarinet, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, french horn.

It is a condition of enrolment that students participate in at least one teacher run ensemble and attend weekly practices and all performances.

We have some fantastic ensembles such as the Concert Band, Stage Band, Percussion Ensemble, Taiko Japanese Drums, Choir and the Guitar Ensemble.

The College has many performance opportunities for student involvement including:

  • A Winter and Spring concert that showcases the best talent at the College
  • Open Night, Art and Technology week, school presentation ceremonies and assemblies
  • The North Eastern Victorian Region Concert (often at Hamer Hall)
  • The Emerald PAVE festival
  • Various tours to primary schools and local community groups
  • Performing Arts Productions
  • Battle of the Bands

For more information on Music at Emerald Secondary College please contact Mr. Damon Key at:
Email: [email protected]

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