Learning to play an instrument engages the brain in multiple areas such as the visual, auditory and motor cortices. Structured ensemble and home practice strengthens the brain function and allows students to apply these strengths in other subjects.
Norwood offers tuition in the following instruments:
- Violin, viola, cello and double bass
- Flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, oboe and bassoon
- Trumpet, trombone, French horn and tuba
- Band Percussion, including xylophone, glockenspiel, timpani and drum kit
- Piano – (Only for students with Grade 3 AMEB Piano or equivalent)
- Acoustic/electric guitar and electric bass
Current students must re-enrol in November for the following year. For students starting Year 7 in 2023 and are interested in our Music Program, please contact Mrs Joanne Dema (Music Coordinator) at the College – 9871 0400.
Group lessons are provided on a rotating basis for Years 7 – 10, so that students do not miss the same class each week. Where possible, solo lessons for Years 11 and 12 are held in one of their study periods. The instrument chosen may be incorporated into classroom electives in Years 10-12. Solo lessons are only available subject to approval.
All students learning an instrument must participate in an ensemble such as Junior Band, Junior Strings, Concert Band, String Ensemble or Chorale. Rehearsal is held once a week, usually after school.
There is an annual music camp where students have fun learning new pieces and making new friends.
No longer wanting to be enrolled in Music Lessons?
If you are wanting to withdraw from music lessons please complete the exit form available from the Music Department . Remember to advise the Music Coordinator and the General Office that you are withdrawing from the program.