St Matthew's Instrumental Music Program

We offer a wide variety of instruments for students to learn in our Instrumental Music Program at St Matthew's including violin, cello, guitar, keyboard/piano, alto saxophone, flute, trumpet, trombone and clarinet.

Learning a musical instrument is an exciting opportunity for students to learn important life-skills and to discover how fun it can be to express one's self musically. Students improve their coordination and motor skills while being creative!

Lessons are held mostly during school time for one, half hour per week, either in small groups or private, one-on-one lessons. A suitable time is arranged with the classroom teacher to minimise interruption to studies. A limited number of lesson times may be available during lunch or after school. There is a weekly lesson cost of $20 for group tuition. Private tuition is provided at a higher cost.

Some instruments require students to be a certain height or age so it is recommended that new Violin or Guitar students are in Year two or older, and Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Alto Sax or Cello tuition are Year Three or older. Keyboard lessons are available for students of all ages. All instruments can be hired from the school for $40 per term with the exception of Guitar and Keyboards which need to be purchased by parents. It is strongly recommended that you contact the relevant music teacher before buying an instrument as they will be able to give information to help you in your purchase and ensure that you get best value for money.

If you would like us to email you out more information, please contact the teachers below.

For more information about Violin or Cello lessons please contact Jane Keating - janekeatingmusic@outlook.com

For more information about Guitar lessons please contact Brendan Murphy - murphgtr@gmail.com

For more information about Keyboard, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet or Trombone please contact Bobbi Packenas - bpackenas@bne.catholic.edu.au