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 Music Tuition

Piano and Theory

At St. Columba's, piano and theory tuition occurs on an individual basis. Students are allocated set days for lessons then timetabled during class time on a rotational basis (Prep - Year 5) or allotted a permanent time  outside-class-hours slot. Lessons are 30 minutes in length.  

All students perform at an annual piano concert. 

Upon request, examinations are accessible through the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) and other bodies (specific request must be made.) Available formats include classical piano, contemporary piano and theory of music. Examinations are only introduced once a basic standard has been achieved.

There is currently a waiting list, however feel free to contact the school office (phone: 3356 9866, email: for the details of a piano tutor. Once initial enquiries are made, additional information is provided.

Concert Band

The school offers multi-instrumental tuition to students mainly in Years 4, 5 and 6 on Woodwind, Brass and Percussion. Tuition takes place in group lessons with children encouraged to participate in the ensemble based program. The students have many opportunities throughout the year to perform in concerts, assemblies and competitions. Tuition costs are met by the parents. The recruitment night for children wishing to take part in the Concert Band Program will take place early in Term 4. Enquiries are welcome via email:

Instrumental Music

At St Columba’s we have a large and exciting Strings tuition program with private and small group lessons occurring weekly for 30mins each. We also have two String Ensembles (Dolce Strings & Cantabile Strings).

The Strings program is based around making music a fun and vivid process of learning. We want to foster a love of music whilst educating the child with the proper technique and skills on their instrument.

Preparation for Examinations can also be offered once the student accomplishes the correct level of proficiency on their instrument.

Lessons are currently offered for Year 2 and above in violin, viola and cello. 

This program is run by Melissa Hansen, if you would like more information or would like to register for strings lessons, please email: