Music Tuition Sign-up

Lessons in 2020 will commence in Week 4 of Term 1.

Please see below for more information about the College's outstanding Instrumental Music Programme.

  • Tuition Fees

    Individual: $35.00 for 30 minute private lesson (Grade 3-10)
    The cost of tuition is $35 per 30 minute private lesson, billed per term. The total cost for Term 1 is $210 for 6 lessons in the term The total cost for Terms 2-4 is $280 per term, for 8 lessons in each term. Students wishing to participate in Instrumental Music Lessons must complete the attached form and return it to the College’s Business Office – Instrumental Music Payment Form. Please note that lessons cannot commence until the full term payment has been madeCredit card deductions for each term will be made at the start of Term 1, 2, 3 and 4.Lesson Schedule Students will undertake a 30 minute private lesson per week. Lesson times will rotate on a fortnightly basis to minimise disruption to timetabled classes.Term 1 lessons will commence in Week 4 - 6 lessons per term. Term 2-4 will consist of 8 lessons, commencing in Week 1 of Term
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Instrumental Music Term Payment

Students wishing to participate in Instrumental Music Lessons must complete the attached form - Instrumental-Music-Payment-Form

Please note lessons cannot proceed until the online registration form has been received by the Business Office.

The Benefits of Learning a Musical Instrument at St Virgil's College

St Virgil’s College administers a specialised Co-Curricular Music Programme which provides tuition in music in areas outside the regular school curriculum. The Programme is made available across both Junior and Senior campuses and is predominantly administered during school hours on site, for the convenience of families.

The Co-Curricular Music Programme is designed to form part of a holistic education for your son. This can be seen in at least three ways:

  1. Through achieving new skills and the positive impact this can have upon boys;
  2. Through being involved in arts activities together with other students and the positive social interaction this involves; and
  3. Through commencing a worthwhile recreational activity at the College which can add enjoyment to life or lead to tertiary studies in music.

For further information regarding the instrumental music programme, please contact the;

Director of Music

Jo-Anne Kemp

St Virgil’s College 195 Main Road, Austins Ferry, 7011

Ph. 62496555


Ensembles available to students at St Virgil’s are:

  • Senior Band (Grade 9 and 10 students)
  • Stage Band (Grade 8 and experienced Grade 7 students)
  • Grade 7 Band (from Term 2)
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Grade 6 Band
  • Grade 5 Band
  • Guitar ensemble
  • Saxophone ensemble
  • Flute Ensemble
  • Senior Choir
  • Junior Choir
  • Rock Bands

Students undertaking private tuition are encouraged to participate in one or more of the established bands once they have achieved an acceptable standard of performance.

Regular attendance at weekly rehearsals is expected so as to maintain and develop high standards of musical performance.

Group work is vital for the musical advancement of students and exposes boys to a wide range of musical influences


Tuition fees must be paid in advance to St Virgil’s College who administer the programme.

This can only be done via return of the Instrumental-Music-Payment-Form with payment of one term's fees.


Thirty-minute lessons are timetabled on a rotating basis each fortnight so that students will not miss the same class each lesson.

There will be 16 lessons in each semester.

If lessons must be terminated, 4 weeks written notice at the end of a term must be given, or the equivalent amount will be invoiced.


It is the responsibility of the student or parent to advise the tutor of Director of Music directly in advance if a lesson will be missed due to illness, or other school activity.

There will be two weeks at the end of each semester when make -up lessons may occur for this.

Without notification, missing a lesson will not be made -up, and parents will be notified of the missed lesson from the tutor.

Students need to either contact the Director of Music or Tutor before 8am on the day that the lesson is due.