The Brisbane Christian College Instrumental Music Program offers tuition to students in Years 1 to 12 for piano, strings and percussion; Years 2 to 12 for guitar and voice; and Years 3 to 12 for brass and woodwind depending on the instrument and size of the student. Students in younger year levels are considered on an individual basis.
Students enrol in Music Lessons by completing an online form via the TASS Parent Lounge by accepting the activity called ‘Music Lessons’ under Activities and Excursions. Please ensure you complete the Google Form attached to the invitation, as well as a separate form for each student and each instrument to be learnt.
Students can enrol for a range of lesson types to suit age, experience and budget:
Individual 30 minute Lesson ($34.00/lesson) – This is the standard lesson length for students learning a musical instrument. It allows sufficient time for a variety of concepts and pieces to be learnt. If your child has been learning for more than two years, this is the recommended choice.
Individual 20 minute Lesson ($23.50/lesson) – These lessons are ideal for students who are ready or would prefer an individual lesson where the standard thirty minute lesson is too long (younger students or those with attention difficulties) or for whom the higher cost is prohibitive.
Paired Lesson ($18.00/lesson) – These are available for beginner students of orchestral strings and brass/woodwind, where a suitable partner of similar age and standard can be arranged. If this is not possible the student may be able to have an individual fifteen minute lesson; however, in this instance we would recommend considering the twenty minute individual instead.
Group lesson – These are only available for beginner orchestral strings and brass/woodwind students in the first year of learning and generally as part of the ‘Give It a Go’ program. The Give It A Go (GIAG) Program is offered to students in Years 1 to 3 to learn violin or cello, and in Years 4 to 6 to learn a brass/woodwind instrument or percussion. These group lessons are the ideal way for students to try an instrument.
Brisbane Christian College has a limited number of string, woodwind and brass instruments for hire, mainly for students just starting on an instrument. The cost of hiring an instrument through the College ranges from $20 to $50 per term depending on the instrument.