Immanuel’s highly acclaimed Instrumental Music program is one of the College’s key strengths. Our students are committed to excellence and perform regularly at events across the Sunshine Coast.
Lessons are available on campus for piano, singing, music theory, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, tuned percussion and untuned percussion. Many parents are unsure whether it is worth their child learning a musical instrument or which instrument to learn. To assist parents in this regard, a Music Aptitude Test is available and can be arranged by contacting the College's Main Administration Office.
Students may begin piano lessons in Year 3, violin/viola/cello lessons in Year 3 and all remaining instruments in Year 5. In exceptional circumstances, applications will be considered for students wishing to begin learning at a younger age. Lessons are held in class time – in group or individual lessons – on a rotational basis. The current rates for lessons are $25 per half hour for group lessons (maximum of three students) and $34.00 per half hour for individual lessons, plus GST if applicable. Parents will be advised by the tutor if individual tuition is more appropriate in certain instances.
The College recognises the importance of communicating any fee increases and tutors are required to contact families directly if they choose to increase their fees in accordance with the Music Teachers Association of Queensland (MTAQ). Tuition is paid directly to the music tutor one term in advance.
Several music bursaries are also available which provide free tuition and instrument hire. Application forms may be downloaded from the College website or collected from the Main Administration Office or Secondary School Office. Applications for music bursaries (not scholarships) close in Week 1 of Term 1 each academic year.
- Beginner Band
- Beginner String Ensemble 1
- Beginner String Ensemble 2
- Brass Ensemble
- College Chorale
- Concert Band
- Senior Flute Ensemble
- Junior Flute Ensemble
- Immanuel’s Vocal Ensemble
- Prep Choir
- Primary String Ensemble
- Stage Band
- Symphonic Band
- Vivace String Ensemble
- Worship Band
- Year 7 Rock Band
- Year 8 Rock Band
- Year 9 Girls Rock Band
- Year 9 Rock Band 1
- Year 9 Rock Band 2
- Year 10 Rock Band
- Year 11 Rock Band
- Years 1-3 Choir
- Years 4-6 Choir
The Friends of Music (FoM) is an enthusiastic group of parents who support the staff and students of the Music Department through:
- Actively promoting the vision of music at Immanuel Lutheran College
- Fundraising for music tours and resources
- Even coordination, catering and promotion
- Transportation of equipment
The Friends of Music hold formal meetings each term. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to sign up to support our talented music students.
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We are forever grateful to our FoM, whose assistance and dedication ensure our performances and events run smoothly.
Instrumental Music Tutors Contact Details
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