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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. If there is an instrument not mentioned here that interests you please do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss the possibilities.

Music Tuition

To register online for Music Tuition in 2019 please click HERE.

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. 

The HOD Music monitors and guarantees standards and any concerns should be directed to him as well as to the teacher concerned.                  

Group Lessons

Fees are charged at $140:00 per year – fees wil be billed to your school account.

Lessons are on a weekly basis during school hours and 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the teacher concerned.

Timetables are posted on the Music Department notice board, students can also check their times on the Music Department Site.


Pupils require their own instruments for their lessons except for double bass and drum kit. The school has a very limited number of orchestral instruments for hire at a fee of $120.00 per year. These include, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, bassoon and flute. Information can be supplied about local firms and their hireage systems for other instruments.Students wishing to hire over the summer school holidays will be charged $40.

Current Music Groups available:

  • Junior Orchestra
  • Carmel College Orchestra
  • Jazz Band
  • Year 7 & 8 Choir 
  • Senior Choir
  • Combined Choir
  • Liturgy Band
  • Chamber Groups

Sign up and rehearsal details will be published early in the new year.


Ms Pene Brawn- Douglas BA Dip Tchg – Flute,

Mrs Beverley Brocklebank B Mus LTCL Dip Tchg - Oboe, Bassoon, Orchestra

Ms Belinda Carrigan M Mus - Violin

Mrs Julia Cornfield LTCL GTCM (Hons) - Clarinet

Mr Glen Child BMus (hons),GradDipTchg  - Jazz Band, Junior Orchestra, Liturgy Band

Mr Mark Close- Brass

Ms Shona Ellison - Piano

Mr Tony Elmsly - Cello

Ms Christine Hallett - Singing

Mr Robert Howell - Choir Director and Singing

Miss Maya Koster - Guitar

Mr Mark Pinto De Menezes - Drums

Ms Kath Turnbull - Piano

Mr Ryan Youens - MMus, GradDipTchg - Composition