Volume 30 Issue 36 26 Nov 2021 22 Kislev 5782

Music Matters

Diana Springford – Head of Music

Instrument maintenance check
Day two – a work in progress

Thank you to those students who borrow a school instrument (for IP, for ISP, or for your ensemble playing) and who brought their instrument to the Music Department on Tuesday 23 November 2021. Our plans for the second day of our annual stocktake and instrument service were disrupted when we were off campus on Wednesday, so we will need to see any remaining instruments next week. If you are borrowing an instrument and it is not already in the Music Department for a check and service, please bring it downstairs to the music rooms first thing in the morning on your first day back on campus. We will re-schedule our team of specialist tutors to complete the maintenance check as soon as possible. Many instruments were successfully checked on Tuesday and are available for collection from the hall cabinets in the music block. They will have a paper tag with a tick and ‘21’ indicating they were seen and checked. We will email students and Primary classroom teachers to prompt you to collect them when we are back on campus. 

Private Music Tuition and Infant Strings Program for 2022

Please note that, from 2022, the cost of individual private music lessons will be charged at a rate of $48.00 per half-hour lesson (plus GST, if the tutor is registered to pay GST). This is the rate advised by the NSW Music Teachers Association. Lessons shared in pairs are only available in special circumstances and would cost $25.00 per student per half-hour lesson (plus GST where applicable). The Infant Strings Program (ISP) for students in Years K-2 will be charged at $265 per term on school fees, in addition to an instrument bond of $200.00.

Thank you to those who have already advised us of changes to private tuition and ISP enrolments for next year. The deadline for new enrolments, notification of changes or intention to discontinue for Term 1 has now passed. All students currently receiving private music tuition and students in Years K-1 who are currently participating in the Infant Strings Program will be automatically re-enrolled into tutor schedules for 2022 along with students commencing lessons for the first time. To enrol or discontinue please visit our Music Portal Page and complete the relevant online forms. Formal discontinuation notice must be received to avoid being committed to the full term of lessons and liable for fees. Please contact Matilda Grieve if you have any questions.  

The schedules for Term 1, 2022 will be created at the end of term and emailed in late January.