Our instrumental music - strings programme begins in year 3 for
students wishing to play violin, viola, cello and double bass. (Double bass, due
it's larger size, is harder to manage and requires physically larger students, usually from the upper grades.)
Students are selected to play from our range of string instruments based on a
number of criteria which includes interest shown by the child in playing
the instrument, a music aptitude test, principal and class teacher approval and
personal parent/child interviews.
Students undertake their lessons in a group situation
during school time and are required to participate in the school string
orchestra after the first year of tuition.
As a string orchestra member, students are required to
make a commitment to public performances such as the eisteddfod and music
competitions. Students can also attend local and regional music
camps. All of these activities provide a wonderful and inspiring learning
opportunity for our instrumental music students as well as providing
an enjoyable and rewarding challenge.