St Joseph's Catholic School The Strand

Instrumental Music

Instrumental Music Program at St Joseph's School the Strand. 

Instrumental music lessons are offered to students of St. Joseph’s School. Involvement in the program is on a voluntary basis.  Having such a program does much to add to the cultural atmosphere of the school.  Students become eligible to take part in the instrumental program from Year 2 for certain instruments.  Parents pay for their children's involvement in the program in addition to paying all other school fees and charges. Please note: To be eligible to participate in the Music Program, families must be financial and not have any outstanding school fees.

Tuition is offered in the following areas:

  • Recorder with Kate Saunders
  • Available for years 2 - 6
  • Individual, groups of 2 and groups of 3/4
  • Keyboard with Jennifer Hall
  • Available for years 3 - 6
  • Individual and groups of 2
  • Guitar with Damien Hill
  • Available for years 3 - 6
  • Individual and groups of 2
  • Vocals with Susan Grinsell
  • Available for years 3 - 6
  • Individual, groups of 2 and groups of 3/4
  • Woodwind with Laurell Bourne
  • Available for years 4 - 6
  • Individual, groups of 2 and groups of 3/4

2019 fees per term will be:
Individual $ 295.00
Group of 2 $ 193.00
Group of 3/4 $ 140.00

Students will receive a minimum of 32 lessons per year, 8 lessons per term. All lessons are of half-hour duration and are held during, before or after school time (according to the availability of teaching staff). If the group size that is requested is not available you will be consulted before tutoring commences as to the reasons and charged accordingly.

Once your child has enrolled they are committed to lessons for the entire term.  No refund can be given. If your child wishes to withdraw from the program written notification must be given to the office 2 weeks before the end of term.

Please Note: It is a requirement that all School fees are current for students to participate in the program.

Lesson Attendance - A timetable for each term will be given to your child.  This time is also displayed in the classrooms. It is your child’s responsibility to attend lessons at the given time.  If your child is absent from school on their lesson day (due to illness, family holidays etc) these lessons cannot be made up.  Every effort will be made to make up missed lessons while children are on camp or class excursions, subject to availability of time by the tutor.  

Required Materials - Your child needs his/her own instrument and needs to remember to bring it and their tuition book to school on lesson days. Instruments can be organised through local music shops (Arties, Print Music, Angelene Bourne Woodwind and Brass) or Musicorp on a hire/buy scheme.

Instrumental Music Teachers can provide guidance for the purchase of rental of instruments.  Students need to purchase their own tuition book as directed by their music teachers. They should all have a music stand for home practice.

Please complete the online enrolment form at the link below if you wish your child to participate in the Instrumental Program 2019. This applies to students continuing in the program as well.



Principal: Mr Timothy Ham 

6 Fryer Street
North Ward Qld 4810

P: (07) 4772 1973

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Term 1 starts Tuesday 29 January 2019