The St Thomas More School Instrumental Music Program offers a unique and exciting music experience. The aim of the program is the development of the students’ musical, social and personal awareness through participation in instrumental music lessons, ensembles, rehearsals and performances.
Students in Years 3 – 6 are eligible to enrol in the program. The Instrumental Music Director, together with the Classroom Music Teacher, Class Teacher and Principal, review all applications for inclusion in the Instrumental Program. Recruitment for the following year generally commences in Term 4 for Year 2 to Year 5 students. When accepted into the 4 year program, it is expected that students will remain committed for the duration of their time at St Thomas More Primary.
The Instrumental Music Teacher is Rachel Viner, she has been teaching at St Thomas More since 2012.
Students can supply their own instrument or hire an instrument through the school. Tuition is available in the following instruments:
Tuned- Glockenspiel, Xylophone.
Un-tuned – Timpani, concert percussion, Kit & other miscellaneous instruments.
Tuition includes a 1 x 30 minute weekly group lesson (2-8 students) in school time and a 1 x band rehearsal (times below) before school. Participation in lessons, band rehearsals and performances is compulsory when being part of the IMP.
Students are expected to attend all lessons and bring all tutor books, ensemble music, accessories and their instrument to each lesson and rehearsal. They are also responsible for set up and pack up of the band for rehearsals and performances.
JUNIOR CONCERT BAND
TUESDAY 7.45 – 8.30 am
SENIOR CONCERT BAND
THURSDAY 7.30 - 8.30 am
Beginner students in their first year of learning.
Students that have been learning longer than one year.
All students involved in the IMP will receive a special report on their progress at the end of each semester.
The fee for participation in the IMP is currently $160 term. This is billed per term. A minimum of 8 x 30 minute group lessons are provided for each child, per term. Make up lessons are not given in the absence of the teacher or the student. Most terms will see your child receiving 8-10 lessons. One terms notice in writing is required when withdrawing your child from the IMP. All students are committed financially in 6 month/ semester blocks.
Students are currently able to hire instruments through the school. This is encouraged for students in their first year of playing and for those playing bigger, more expensive instruments. The cost of hiring ranges from $220 to $370 per year, depending on the size of the instrument.
All hire students are billed and committed financially for the calendar year.
For any further queries please contact the school office on 5449 2022.