Up and coming musicians

August 18, 2015 by J-Wire Staff
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Mount Scopus College’s Junior primary students are proving to be eager musicians, leading to phenomenal growth in the campus’ instrumental program.

Jesse Trayer with tutor Eamon Roy

Jesse Trayer with tutor Eamon Roy

Starting with 16 students at the beginning of 2014, the Gandel Besen House Instrumental Program has grown dramatically over the past year and now sees 112 students from kinder to Year 3 enjoying weekly music lessons on their chosen instrument.

Tutor Michael Hearn with Skye Edelstein

Tutor Michael Hearn with Skye Edelstein

This optional music tuition program is only offered at lunch times or after school meaning no classes are missed. Students are offered 30 minute lessons on a variety of instruments, including guitar, ukulele, drums, piano, trombone, violin, and voice. While the program was initially aimed at Prep to Year 3 children, it has expanded to include some very enthusiastic Kinder students, who are all making great progress.

The Instrumental Program has enabled students to build their confidence and music skills and take part in optional groups like the String Ensemble, vocal groups and a Rock Band. Students also rehearse together at lunchtimes and perform for an audience.

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