Classes are 40 minutes long, running at four times on Saturday mornings between 8:45am and 12 noon.
See our Dates, Books & Map page for our yearly calendar and Saturday morning timetable.
Instruments available and approximate class ages (due to sizes of instruments etc):
Suitable for beginners: For music-readers only:
Keyboard 6yrs+ Cello 7yrs+
Recorder 6yrs+ Flute 8yrs+
Ukulele 6yrs+ Violin 7yrs+
Singing 6yrs+ Drums (and percussion) 7yrs+
Ensemble students develop music skills not taught in classes.
Our Choir, at 10:30am, is suitable for all levels of students.
Our String Orchestra, and Wind Band are all at 10:30am. These groups are suitable for students who are continuing into their second/third+ year of learning an instrument and can read music. We would also like to start a Rock Band this year, if we get the right students!
Instruments - what you need at home:
Keyboard Students: need their own keyboard or piano on which to practice at home. We unfortunately do not have any keyboards available for hire, but there will be keyboards available to use in classes and ensembles, so students do not need to bring their keyboards to class.
Drum (and percussion) Students: It is not necessary for beginners to have a drum kit at home, but all students need drumsticks and preferably a practice pad to bring to class. Did you know, if you do not have a drum kit, you can use buckets, cushions, or telephone books! There will be drum kits and percussion instruments available in classes and ensembles.
Recorder/Ukulele Students: preferably need a recorder and a ukulele. We do have a few to borrow during class if you haven't been able to get any. We have Recorders available for purchase.
Singing Students: need only their voice, a clear file, and a pencil!
Guitar Students: need their own guitar. If they have an electric guitar or amp, it will need electrical testing.
Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Trumpet, Cello, or Violin Students: need a flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, cello, or violin. We have all these instruments available for hire. Items like reeds, strings and rosin will need to be bought from a local music shop.