Instrumental/Vocal Tuition

Students are encouraged to enrol in specialised individual or small group music lessons on an instrument or voice. These lessons offer specialisation in Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Voice, Piano and Guitar and include instrument specific technical work, repertoire study and performance practices. More in-depth music theory learning experiences are also available. These lessons are tailored for the individual student or small groups. For those students who elect individual tuition, preparation and completion of A.M.E.B., Trinity or other examinations are strongly encouraged. Weekly homework is set for students, and regular, structured, and organised home practice is expected to be completed. A semester progress report is provided for all students receiving tuition.

Lessons are delivered weekly by specialist music staff during class time on a rotating timetable to ensure that students do not miss the same period of class time each week.

Before your son is offered a position in the program on a specific instrument, he will be tested for pitch, rhythm and tonal physical suitability. It is essential that students commit for the full year in order to make a balanced and informed decision about continuing-on in subsequent years.

Tuition is offered for the following:

  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet (including Bass Clarinet)
  • Euphonium
  • Flute (including Piccolo)
  • French Horn
  • Guitar (including Bass Guitar)
  • Oboe
  • Percussion (tuned and untuned orchestral, Drum Kit)
  • Piano
  • Saxophone (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone)
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Voice

Music Production

Music production lessons give students the opportunity to learn to create, perform, record and produce music using the College’s professional recording studio equipment. Basic rock band instrumental (guitar, keyboard and drumkit) and vocal skills will be taught. Lessons and classes are available for Year 7 students upwards only.

ATC Drama and Communication

The College offers a Co-curricular Drama and Communication program. This program develops drama, speaking and presentation skills for students with the option to sit for AMEB examinations. Tuition features small group, and individual age-related classes that are suitable for all levels of experience.