Lesson Structure

Lessons in the Instrumental Music Program at Rowville Secondary College happen in various forms and throughout different times of the day. Most students in Years 7 – 12 receive a group lesson once a week on their instrument, while students who learn piano or who are preparing for their final year in VCE/VET Music receive individual tuition. The majority of these lessons happen during school time. To minimise disruptions to the normal school timetable, group lessons are rotated throughout the term and where possible, VCE students are timetabled during free periods.

All students (except those learning piano) are required to participate in one of the school’s ensembles and this will be determined on ability level and instrument.

Costs

Year 7 Concert Band Program (including bass guitar – $200.00 annual fee
Students entering the program in Year 7 are eligible for this program and it is offered at a reduced rate to allow students and parents to discover if they would like to learn an instrument and continue with this in future years. Students select an instrument, perform as part of the Junior Concert Band and are entitled to hire their chosen instrument through the school.

Year 7 Guitar, Vocal and Strings – $245.00 per semester

Year 8-12 Group lessons (Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Strings, Guitar, Vocal) – $245.00 per semester

VCE Music Performance Unit 3 & 4 (Yr12 students) Individual Lessons – $350.00 per semester

VET Certificate 3 Individual lessons – $350.00 per semester

Piano (individual lessons and do not participate in ensembles) – $500.00 per semester

Ensemble (play in band but do not have lessons at RSC) – $100.00 annual fee

Hire of Instrument – $150.00 annual fee

Hire Program:
Students enrolled in the Year 7 Concert Band Program are automatically eligible to hire an instrument through the school, but the hire scheme is also available to students who learn larger and more expensive instruments. These include: French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba, Oboe, Soprano Saxophone and Piccolo.