Instrumental music is a music program funded by the Department for Education. The Department employs specialist music teachers who visit schools providing instructional lessons to students who have nominated to participate. The opportunity to learn an instrument is offered to students in years 5-6 and the lessons are provided at no cost to families.

Colonel Light Gardens Primary School is privileged to be able host instrumental music lessons at our school. In previous years parents have needed to transport students to other sites for their lessons. This is dependent on the number of students interested in learning.

Students can choose to hire an instrument either privately or through the Department, depending on availability. Alternatively families may have an instrument at home that the student is able to use.

Instrumental music occurs Monday mornings in half hour group sessions with the various instruments that are offered. Students can choose one of the following instruments:

  • Flute
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Bass guitar
  • Percussion

Learning an instrument helps students to develop skills of reading music, persistence, self-motivation, and coordination. Playing music also fills you with a sense of accomplishment; after all, you should feel good about mastering a song, difficult chord, or instrument!

If your child is interested, please contact the school for more information.