The Music Department provides wide opportunities for the development of both vocal and instrumental skills through individual tuition and performance. Many groups are available for students to participate in and through this involvement they will have the opportunity to represent the school at special events. Please discuss these possibilities with your daughter and encourage her involvement.
The Music Department encourages students to widen their horizons by learning a musical instrument or training their voice. The discipline, team spirit and pleasure both given and received are obvious benefits from being involved in musical activities.
Carmel's musicians are able to take their skills beyond the music lesson and meet together in all manner of music groups from choirs to orchestras and chamber, jazz and Barbershop groups to rock bands. The standard of performance achieved by pupils here is evidence enough that this work is invaluable both educationally and socially.
Tuition is offered in the following instruments: voice, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, french horn, guitar, bass guitar and drum kit.
There may a wait list for some lessons that are over-subscribed.
Guitar lessons are not available to Year 7 students.
Because of limited space in 2013 we are unable to offer piano lessons.
The HOD Music monitors and guarantees standards and any concerns should be directed to her as well as to the teacher concerned.
Fees for 2013:
Fees: $140:00 per year – an account is sent
Fees: Payment is made directly to the Teacher / Fees: $24:00-$35:00 per half hour lesson depending on the tutor.
Lessons are weekly and are given on a rotational basis during school hours so that no student is absent from a particular subject on a regular basis.
If a student is unable to attend a lesson for any reason (illness, school trip, school assessment etc) the teacher must be notified by 8.30 am on the day of the lesson - Please contact the Music Department 486 1132 ext: 805 or email
Unattended lessons will be charged for.
It is expected that the student will learn for a full year but in the event that tuition is terminated four weeks’ notice is required. Notification should be sent to the HOD Music and the teacher concerned.
Pupils require their own instruments for their lessons except for double bass and drum kit. The school has a limited number of some orchestral instruments for hire at a fee of $80.00 per year. It is expected hire of school instruments will be for the initial year of tuition only for some instruments. Information can be supplied about local firms and their hireage systems.
All students (except beginners) who learn at school or hire a school instrument are expected to participate in a performance group.
Music Groups that functioned in 2012 were:
Year 7 & 8 Instrumental Ensemble; String Group; Symphonic Band; Jazz Band;
Year 7 & 8 Choir; Senior Choir / Barbershop Chorus.
Similar groups will be available in 2013, rehearsal details will be published early in the new year.
CARMEL COLLEGE ITINERANT MUSIC TUITION STAFF
Mr Cameron Allen B Mus- Saxophone, Jazz Band Director
Ms Pene Brawn- Douglas BA Dip Tchg – Flute
Mrs Beverley Brockelbank B Mus LTCL Dip Tchg - Oboe, Bassoon
Ms Mia Camilleri B Mus, dip Tchg, Dip Music (French Horn)- French horn, trumpet and Trombone
Ms Belinda Carrigan M Mus - Violin
Mr Paul Dunningham - Drums, Percussion
Ms Jane Horder BA Dip Tchg - Voice
Mr Shade Smith M Mus Tech - Guitar
Mr Andrew Stewart B Mus – Clarinet