Instrumental Music

Description

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:

  • Voice
  • 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 and keyboard
  • Acoustic/electric guitar and electric bass

Enrolment

Current students must re-enrol in November for the following year (click on the enrolment link below). For students starting Year 7 in 2021 and are interested in our Music Program, please click on the ‘Expression of Interest’ link below.

Download the Year 7 2021 Music Handbook

Year 7 Expression of Interest – to enrol please click on the link below:

https://forms.gle/CZnshS67xcbnKSXx8

Year 8 – 12 Enrolment – to enrol please click on the link below:

https://forms.gle/H4ybU2y5ijowi7NV6

Program

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.