Learning / Extracurricular
Last Updated 30/04/2023
Welcome to the Highgate School Instrumental Music Program.
Highgate School offers a diverse Instrumental Music Program where students in Year 3 through to year 6 have the opportunity to learn a variety of instruments and participate in a number of different music groups.
String Tuition at Highgate School
The Department for Education provides free string tuition in groups for students in years 3 to 6. The instruments offered at Highgate School are Violin, Viola & Cello.
Form for application for string tuition
Private Tuition at Highgate School
Highgate School also offers tuition on flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, singing, modern and classical guitar, piano and drums by private providers.
Priority will be given to students in years 3 and up. Private lessons incur tuition fees and are half an hour in duration. Most providers offer individual lessons, but some tutors also offer shared tuition.
Form for application for private tuition
The school has set a suggested fee for private tuition for 2023 as follows: $32.00 for individual lessons and $20.00 for paired lessons.
Note: all lessons are of half hour duration during school hours
Tutors usually invoice families directly at the start of each term.
All tutors have completed the required Department checks and appropriate training to work on site.
Highgate School owns a small number of musical instruments that are available for hire if needed.
The ultimate goal of students who learn an ensemble or band instrument is that they participate in one of the school ensembles, eg. the Highgate Concert Band or the String Orchestra. The ensembles are also open to those students who learn an instrument out of school hours.
For more information on fees, instrument hire, school ensembles, tuition etc contact Instrumental Music Administrator Adriana Tsesmelis on 8271 9622, or by email to Instrumental.Music46@schools.sa.edu.au.
Music Administrator: Adriana Tsesmelis Phone: (08) 8271 9622
|IM Violin/Viola/String Orchestra||Katie Roper|
|IM Cello||Lisi McGowran|
|Piano||Macarena Zambrano, Ryan Taylor, Geoff Driver|
|Drum Kit||Nicholas Russell|
|Clarinet and Saxophone||William Branson|
|Trumpet and Trombone||Benn Blake|
|Classical Guitar||Daniel Lipparelli|
|Modern Guitar||Simon Henderson, Tzaneto Nikolakopoulos|
|Highgate Band||Lisa Johnson|