At Timbarra College P-9, we offer a comprehensive music program which includes an extensive classroom curriculum and a wide variety of performance opportunities. Instrumental lessons are offered to students at all year levels as is the opportunity for students to participate in one of our many music ensembles. These include:


  • Choir (P-3)
  • Intermediate Choir (4-6)


  • Senior Choir (7-9)
  • Guitar Ensemble (7-9)
  • Percussion Ensemble (7-9)
  • Keyboard Ensemble (7-9)

We believe that performance is an integral part of learning a musical instrument and we provide many performance opportunities throughout the year. Some of our performance opportunities include – Semester Showcase, Singfest, Creative Minds Festival as well as a variety of music performances within the local community.

The Secondary Instrumental Music Program complements both the current Classroom Music Program and Young Warriors Music Program and aims to extend students’ skills, knowledge, and appreciation of music.

    Secondary Instrumental Tuition

    30 minute lessons are provided in small groups by a qualified instrumental specialist on a weekly basis during the school day at no cost to families. Lessons are available on the following instruments: Guitar, Drum Kit, Keyboard, Bass Guitar, and Voice.

    Instrument Hire

    The school has a limited number of instruments available for students to hire on an annual basis. These are available for hire by secondary instrumental students and primary music academy students.

    Click the following link to find out more information about Instrument Hire Program Letter and Form

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    Primary Instrumental Tuition


    Primary students have the opportunity to have extra-curricular music lessons during school time through an external company, Soundgarage.

    Soundgarage offers small group instrumental music tuition for Year Prep- 6 students.

    ​Soundgarage offers contemporary and engaging lessons in small groups for students in years Prep to Year 6. Instrumental music tuition is available in following disciplines; Keyboard, Drums, Singing and Performance, Guitar, Bass Guitar and Ukulele.

    To enrol in Soundgarage lessons visit

    Sound Garage

    Guitar Ensemble

    Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)

    Instrumental guitar students from Year 7-9 performing in a guitar ensemble.

    Secondary Instrumental Music Program Expression of Interest

    (How long the student has been playing? How long did they receive lessons? Is the student self-taught or taught informally at home or by a family member?)
    (Timbarra College runs an instrument hire program and it is an expectation that all students within the instrumental program have access to an instrument.)

    All students who undertake instrumental lessons are required to join at least one ensemble. Most students treasure their involvement in ensembles due to the musical challenges presented, the camaraderie of working closely with peers, and the opportunity for recognition of their developing skills through a variety of performances. Rehearsals are held once per week during a scheduled lunchtime. Attendance is compulsory.