Instrumental Music lessons are available in Woodwind, Brass, Guitar, Percussion, Strings, Voice and Keyboard and there are opportunities for students to participate in one of the many Sale College bands & ensembles.
Students in Year 7 and 8 do 2 periods a week of classroom music for one term. Music is offered as an elective for both semesters in Year 9.
In Year 7 students explore the roles of music in advertisement including short jingles from popular Australian, European and American advertisements. In addition to exploring different types of jingles students work on creating their own jingle using notation and the keyboard hub to rehearse and perform their jingle.
In Year 8 students explore the multiple genres that make up music, with a specific focus on the genre of Blues. In studying Blues students are given the opportunity to explore the history behind the genre, the features that make up different genres and Blues, and attempt to create their own Blues inspired lyrics and rehearse select pieces from the Blues genre on keyboard, ukulele and guitar.
In Year 9 students combine and expand the skills learnt in Year 7 and 8 over a semester. Students are given the opportunity to explore the processes involved in creating, rehearsing and performing pieces of music, be it their own composition or songs from a selection of genres and time periods.
Music is offered at Year 10 as an elective for one semester and at Year 11 and Year 12 VCE Music Performance and VET Music Production is offered.
The Instrumental Music Program offers all students the opportunity to learn an instrument and participate in our extensive ensemble program. Students receive an instrumental lesson for 35 minutes each week, usually in a small group. These lessons are free of charge, but there is a fee for being involved in the compulsory ensemble program. Some of the many benefits of learning an instrument include:
offers a unique form of self expression and creativity
develops self esteem and concentration
improves hand-eye coordination and reading skills
has been proved to increase academic ability
develops social and leadership skills
gives students the opportunity to mix across all year levels and with like minded students from other schools.
All students have the opportunity to
learn music, as there are several school instruments available for
loan, and bursaries can be offered to cover the music fees. Music staff will be happy to help with the purchase or hiring instruments.
All students take part in one or more of our ensembles, which perform at concerts, Eisteddfods and community events as well as tours. Students have the opportunity to play for fun, or to develop their skills to a high degree of performance, including VCE Music performance.
The Music Program has a wide variety of
instrumental and vocal ensembles for students to participate in. These
ensembles include 2 Concert Bands, Big Band, Clarinet, Flute, Percussion,
guitar and Brass ensembles as well as saxophone groups. There are Pop bands,
Rock Bands and Improvisation groups. We have a Guitar ensemble as well as a
Junior and Senior Vocal group and a String group.
The Concert Band, Big Band and String Group rehearse after school once a week, all other ensembles rehearse at lunch times.
Ensembles perform at school concerts, Eisteddfods and within the local community.
At Sale College we have specialist teachers in the areas of Brass, Percussion , Guitar and Woodwind. We also have a private teacher who comes to the school to teach keyboard and singing.
Donna Stemberger - VCE Music, strings, woodwind and ensembles
Anthony Rickard - VET Music, guitar, bass and ensembles, Drum Kit and Percussion
Jenny Schultz - Keyboard, vocal (private arrangement)
Tim Bull – Brass instruments, ensembles and classroom music
Claire Martin - Woodwind instruments, ensembles
Sal Barclay - classroom music, woodwind and Ensembles
The fees are $120 for a single student and $200 per family. Fees may be paid in instalments by arrangement with the front office. However, no student is prevented from taking part in the music program because of financial difficulty. There are full bursaries available for students who show interest, so contact Donna Stemberger to discuss this further.
Students are required to provide their own instruments for their lessons. Instruments are available for purchase or hire from a reputable music store. Second hand and new instruments can also be found at local music shops, but PLEASE check with your instrumental teacher or the music coordinator BEFORE buying an instrument. There are many instruments available that will hinder the student rather than help them and will be a waste of money. There are a limited number of instruments available for hire from the school.
KEYBOARD, SINGING - PRIVATE TUTOR
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