Our Program

Fitzroy High School offers a dynamic and exciting Instrumental Program that provides students with opportunities to learn how to play a variety of musical instruments. The program also allows students to develop group performance skills by rehearsing and performing in ensemble.

A wide range of contemporary and classical instruments available for tuition include:
Woodwind – Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
Keyboard – Piano, Electric Keyboard
Guitar – Acoustic and Electric
Bass Guitar and Double Bass
Percussion – Drum kit
Voice
Strings – Cello, Violin, Mandolin, and Ukulele 
Brass – Trumpet and Trombone
Piano Accordion
Music Theory – Recommended for students considering doing VCE/VET Music Performance.

To enrol or re-enrol for 2019, please complete the attached agreement.  Please complete a separate agreement for each student who wishes to enrol.

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Student first name

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Student last name

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What instrument/s does your child wish to enrol for lessons?
Accordion, Bass (Electric / Double Bass), Cello, Clarinet, Drums (Percussion), Flute, Guitar (Acoustic / Electric), Mandolin, Piano (Keyboard), Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Ukelele, Voice

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What is your child's level of experience with their preferred instrument/s?

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Has your child previously received tuition or participated in ensembles?

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Lessons

Individual or shared lessons are available.
**Please be aware that from 2020, Individual Lessons will only be available for incoming year 7 students with prior music tuition experience, or upon express request. Year 7 lessons for beginners will be offered as shared lessons.
From 2020, lessons for students in years 8 – 12 will be offered only as Individual lessons, unless a pre-existing shared lesson pairing exists, and it is the wish of both students to continue with the paired lesson.
 
All lessons are 30 minutes in duration.
Each student has one lesson per week. Lesson times rotate once each term.
Students intending to undertake music examinations (AMEB, ABRSM, ANZCA etc) must enrol in individual lessons.
Shared Lessons: Teachers will pair students of similar playing ability together. If a suitable partner is not available, shared lessons cannot be offered.

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Which instructional lesson type do you wish to enrol in?

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Do you also wish to enrol in Ensemble sessions? - RECOMMENDED   
Please note: As of 2020, participation in an Ensemble will be deemed a compulsory requirement for all students years 7 – 12 (excepting Year 7 beginner students) enrolled in the Instrumental Music Program. 

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Do you wish to enrol in additional Music Theory lessons? - optional but highly recommended for students undertaking VCE/VET Music Performance

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Parent Agreement

This program is an optional extra program and requires a commitment from parents to payment in advance of student participation.  Lessons are charged on a per semester basis and 50% of the total semester cost is required prior to commencement.  The balance of each semester cost is to be paid by 1 July (Semester 1) and 1 December (Semester 2). 

• If due to excursions or illness your child misses any more than 2 classes in any given term they will be given the chance to arrange make-up classes, provided the music teacher has been notified a week in advance.
• Make up classes are the sole responsibility of the family and are to be arranged directly with their music teacher.
• Make-up classes will not be available for forgotten classes or if the amount of classes missed does not exceed 2.
• Your child is required to sign an Instrumental Program contract committing them to the program for twelve months. Refunds are not available to students who decide to withdraw from the program during the year.
• All payments are made in accordance with our parent payment policy.

By ticking the 'Agree' boxes I consent for my child to enrol in the Fitzroy High School Instrumental Program in 2019 and acknowledge and confirm my agreement to the following -

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I agree to encourage and support my child in every aspect of their commitment to the Music Program

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I acknowledge that I am the person responsible for the payment of the Instrumental Music Fees associated with the lessons and ensembles for which I have enrolled my child in 2019 and I agree to pay all amounts according to the payment schedule

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Payment Options
Payment may be made in full by cash, cheque, cards in person or by phone, or alternatively a payment plan can be established - 50% up front and the balance by credit card payment plan with the balance to be paid in full by 1 July (Semester 1) or 1 December (Semester 2)

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I understand that Fitzroy High School makes a commitment to engaging music teachers on a semester basis and that by enrolling in the program I am committing to meet the full cost of fees associated with each semester enrolment.

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To withdraw from the Instrumental Music Program

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