We have a long and strong tradition of music excellence at our school and our renowned Instrumental Music Program is extremely popular. We strongly believe that music performance not only benefits students musically, but also socially and academically.
In addition to our curricular music program, all students at Northcote High School have the opportunity to participate in our co-curricular music activities. We currently have over 300 students participating in a range of performing groups.
Instrumental music tuition
Our Instrumental Music Program offers tuition for:
|Strings||Violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar|
|Woodwind||Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone|
|Brass||Trumpet, trombone, french horn, tuba, euphonium|
We also have limited places for percussion and voice.
All students in the program participate in:
- Weekly lesson: a small group lesson during class time (on a rotating timetable).
- Weekly ensemble group: ensemble rehearsal (generally before school).
Students are welcome to study a second instrument.
Instrumental music groups
We offer a wide variety of musical experiences and vibrant performance groups. Our music groups participate in performances, camps, tours, concerts and competitions and have achieved excellent accomplishments.
All students in the program participate in a core ensemble. Elective ensembles are not compulsory.
|Novice Concert Band|
|Intermediate Concert Band|
|Senior Concert Band|
|Novice Guitar Ensemble|
|Intermediate Guitar Ensemble|
|Advanced Guitar Ensemble|
|NHS Stage Band|
Various percussion ensembles, sax quartets, clarinet and other small groups are operated based on interest.
How to apply
The Music Program application form is sent to families in September each year.
- Tuition $580
- Ensemble $300
- Instrument hire $290
- Advanced tuition (individual, whole period) $1270
There is an option to pay the fees in full or in installments. Fees are non-refundable once students have been allocated a place. For further information, see our Co-Curricular Program financial management policy.
For more information about our Music Program, contact the Music Department on 9488 2336 or email Kirsten.Kelly-Cleeve@education.vic.gov.au