The Cathedral College Instrumental Music Program is a comprehensive tuition program that offers a diverse range of musical experiences for our students.
Our program provides teaching in a wide array of musical instruments, including band instruments typically found in a Concert Band setting, orchestral string instruments, voice, piano and guitar.
Students receive group-based instruction, with groups limited to no more than five students to ensure personalised attention. Additionally, we offer the option for private tuition based on the availability of instrumental teacher time. Private lessons come at a slightly higher cost and can be arranged upon request.
To enhance our students' musical skills and foster a deep appreciation for music, students participate in at least two contact periods per week. This includes one dedicated instrumental lesson and at least one ensemble rehearsal.
For more information about our Program, download our Handbook below.
Contact our Music Team
We're here to assist you with any enquires, enrolment information, or other concerns you may have about our Instrumental Music Program. We value your interest in and participation in our Program. Please contact our College Music Office on 07 4999 1331.
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