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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 at 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 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 and bass guitar*
  • composition 
  • voice and 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.