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 350 students participating in a range of performing groups.
Instrumental music tuition
Our Instrumental Music Program offers tuition for:
|Strings||Violin, viola, cello, double bass|
|Woodwind||Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon|
|Brass||Trumpet, trombone, horn, tuba|
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).
- Weekly band, string or voice class (term 1 only).
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|
Various percussion ensembles, sax quartets, clarinet and other small groups are operated based on interest.
Friends of Performing Arts
The Friends of Performing Arts (FOPA) is an active group that assists the Music and Performing Arts Department to organise activities such as concerts, music camps and other related events. The FOPA is also involved in administration and fundraising for the department and is a way for provide input on the Performing Arts Program. To find out more, contact our Coordinator of Music on 9488 2300.
How to apply
The Music Program application form is sent to families in September each year.
- Tuition $560
- Ensemble $280
- Instrument hire $280
There is an option to pay the fees in full or in five monthly instalments. Fees are non-refundable once students have been allocated a place.
For more information about our Music Program, contact the Music Department on 9488 2336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.