The College is pleased to offer the Instrumental Music Program in 2024. The Program provides students with a weekly lesson on a selected instrument(s). Students may choose from a variety of instruments and may learn more than one. Participation in the Instrumental Music Program also includes membership of College bands and ensembles.

Tuition across the College is available for the following instruments:

  • Guitar
  • Electric Bass
  • Drums / Percussion
  • Voice
  • Piano / Keyboard

Across the College, many performing groups rehearse on a weekly basis including:

Essendon Campus

Senior Choir, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, EKC Drum Corp

Niddrie Campus

Junior Choir, Guitar Ensemble, various Rock Groups, Drum Group

Keilor Campus

Junior Choir, Guitar Ensemble, various Rock Groups, Drum Group

It is a requirement of instrumental music and classroom music that students attend one of the College ensemble rehearsals per week. Rehearsals are during lunchtimes on various days depending on the ensemble.


The Instrumental Music levy of $320 per year is payable at the Campus Office on enrolment. Direct Debit payment plans are available on a term ($80) or semester ($160) basis. Please note that places are limited for some instruments. This levy contributes to the maintenance of instruments and the development of Music programs across the College.

Fees must be paid by the third week of each term.


Niddrie & Keilor Campus lessons are conducted weekly in groups of two to five students. Lessons are typically scheduled on a rotational basis so that students do not miss the same class time in consecutive weeks.


The College has a long tradition of excellence in Music and the Performing Arts. To that end, we encourage all. Music students to develop performance skills and to participate in the many performance opportunities that the College provides. The success of the Instrumental Music Program is underpinned by the partnership between students, teachers and parents. There is an expectation that regular personal music practice and group or ensemble rehearsals are part of the student’s weekly schedule. There is an expectation that work missed through attending music lessons will be caught up before the

next class. If you wish your child to be considered for the Instrumental Music Program then please complete the Expression of Interest Form.