Instrumental Music Program

As part of the High Achiever Program, all year 7 hap students learn a brass or woodwind instrument for the year.

The benefits of learning an instrument;

Music is one of the few activities that use both the left and right side of your brain simultaneously. Studies have shown a link between children involved with active music making (e.g. learning an instrument) and increased brain power. Learning an instrument can improve spatial temporal reasoning (the foundations of maths and science). Learning music enhances creativity and problem-solving skills.

As part of the High Achievers Music Program, students:

  1. Receive weekly lessons (in small groups) on their chosen instrument from one of the College’s expert Instrumental Music Teachers
  2. Are part of the Beginner Concert Band
  3. Can hire an instrument from the College if they do not already have one
  4. Have the opportunity to perform at a range of College and community events.

As this is a compulsory part of the High Achievers program at Year 7, Fountain Gate Secondary College aims to make the cost affordable.

There are two fees associated with this program:

  1. Instrumental lesson fee: $150
  2. Instrument bond: $50 (refunded when the instrument is returned undamaged at the end of the year)

If you have any questions about the High Achievers Music Program, please contact:

Ms Tracey Boekel
Music Teacher
Ph: (03) 8762 6839