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Private tuition

Oboe PlayerPrivate lessons are held once a week for 30 minutes each, and operate on a rotating timetable throughout the academic year for students from Reception to Year 9, and a fixed time outside of academic classes for students in Years 10, 11 and 12. 

Paired 30 minute lessons are available for Year 4 students continuing on from the Year 3 String Programme as well as for new string students entering the school in Year 4.
 
Lessons of a longer duration (45 or 60 minutes) are available in consultation with the private teacher, provided they are timetabled outside of academic class time. Students undertaking higher level examinations are encouraged to consider longer duration lessons. 

Once enrolled, students must remain in the programme for at least one FULL semester. 

Boys in Reception to Year 3 may learn the piano, in consultation with their classroom teacher and the Head of Prep Music. Boys in Year 4 may learn the piano or a string Instrument (violin, viola, cello, double bass). 

Private lessons for boys in Years 6 to 12 are available for the following: 
 
  • Piano
  • Flute/Piccolo 
  • Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • Saxophone – Alto, Tenor, Baritone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium 
  • French Horn
  • Tuba
  • Percussion, Drums, Drum Kit
  • Violin 
  • Viola
  • ‘Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Guitar & Bass Guitar*
  • Composition 
  • Voice & Communication**
  • Singing.
     
*Due to the implemented Year 3 and Year 5 Instrumental Music Programmes, students are not offered the option of learning guitar until Year 6. 
**Voice and Communication lessons commence from Year 5 so as to ensure maximum potential and benefit of the programme is gained.