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.
- Brass Ensemble
- College Chorale
- Concert Band
- Con Brio String Ensemble
- Year 8 Rock Band
- Year 9 Rock Band
- Symphonic Band
- Stage Band
- Vivace String Ensemble
- Worship Band
- Beginner Band
- Beginner String Ensemble
- Beginner String Program
- Year 5 Woodwind and Brass Program
- Animato String Ensemble
- Flute Ensemble
- Prep Choir
- 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 will hold formal meetings on the following dates/times.
Term 1 – Week 3 Tuesday 7 Friends of Music Friends of Music – First Meeting for 2017 (7.00pm, KM9).
Term 2 – Week 2 Wednesday 26 Friends of Music Friends of Music Meeting (7.00pm, KM9).
Term 3 – Week 2 Tuesday 18 Friends of Music Friends of Music Meeting (7.00pm, KM9) – End of year dinner for FoM to be planned at this meeting.
Term 3 – Week 8 Tuesday 29 Friends of Music Friends of Music – Meeting (7.00pm, KM9).
Positions within the Friends of Music are currently held by the following people.
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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