Rehoboth invites you to become a part of its expanding Instrumental Music Program (IMP).
Music lessons are an important part of the overall education that we provide to our students. Our aim is to enrich the lives of young people by developing a passion and love of music and instrumental practice.
Learning an instrument enhances commitment, critical assessment, and time management skills. It also improves musical and creative skills. Recent studies suggest that learning an instrument can also improve academic performance.
Most importantly, creating music gives enjoyment and a sense of achievement to students, boosting their confidence levels.
We currently offer tuition across eleven instruments, and also a variety of music ensembles at both of our campuses where your children can be practically involved in making music with other students.
Together with our classroom music programs, we hope to provide Year 1-12 students with a musically enriching experience that fosters a lifelong interest and love for music.
We look forward to having you join us in the IMP at Rehoboth. To God be the glory!
Primary Music Teacher: Miss K Goh
Secondary Music Teachers: Mr S Thomson, Mrs M Hlatywayo
Classroom Music Staff
- Primary Music Teacher: Miss K Goh
- Secondary Music Teacher: Mr S Thomson, Mrs M Hlatywayo
- Clarinet: Mrs J Irving
- Drums: Mr R King, Mr T Vivian
- Flute: Mrs M Blok
- Guitar: Mr J de Jongh, Mr J De Silva, Mr A Felton, Mrs A Felton, Mr R Mellado
- Piano: Mr T Grice, Mrs V Lee, Mrs A Stevenson
- Oboe: Mrs M Blok
- Saxophone: Mrs J Irving
- Trombone: Mr S McGuire
- Trumpet: Mr S McGuire
- Violin: Miss M Fong
- Voice: Mrs M Hlatywayo
- IMP Coordinator: Mrs M Blok
- IMP Administration: Mrs M Cook
- Business Office Manager: Mrs R Fairlamb
- Business Office Administration: Mrs T Potter
Being involved in music ensembles is a fun and practical way of developing musical, social, and performance skills. Each year IMP students have an opportunity to audition for various ensembles on offer at Rehoboth:
- Primary Band
- Primary Choir
- Primary Band
- Primary Choir
- Year 7-10 Specialist Band Program (run after school)
- Secondary Choir (after school)
- Class Bands
- Stage Band
IMP students in Years 9-12 are strongly encouraged to select music as an elective subject as the classroom music program will greatly enhance their overall knowledge, understanding, and experience of music.
IMP lessons are available to students in pre-primary to Year 12 at Rehoboth. Lessons are 30 minutes in length.
Students are able to undertake individual or group tuition. Group tuition is available for all instruments except drums and is offered up to a maximum of two students.
Tutors will aim to provide students with lessons consistently throughout the year.
Lesson fees are calculated for the entire year, but are added to your school account at the start of each term. Annual fees for IMP lessons are below, subject to confirmation each year:
- Individual: $1,184 (annual total), $296 (debit per term)
- Group: $696 (annual total), $174 (debit per term)
- Individual lessons only
- $592 (annual total)
- $148 (debit per term)
Fees allow for four missed lessons over the school year for things such as sports carnivals, events, etc. In addition, no lessons take place in the first week of each semester. Unless exceptional circumstances exist, credit for missed lessons outside of these reasons are not applicable.
Year 12 students will have their last day of tuition on Friday 21 October. Year 11 students will have their last day of tuition on Friday 4 November.
Note that no reduction is applied for Year 11-12 students in Term 4 as fees as calculated for the whole year and take these final dates into account.
Students commence instrument tuition at the start of the school year. Students enrolling after this time will commence lessons at the beginning of the following Semester (subject to available places)
Students will automatically be re-enrolled at the end of each year for the following year unless a Request to Withdraw Form has been completed and returned.
Lessons are held during the school day, on the same day each week. Tutors operate on a rotating timetable to ensure that students do not miss the same class each week.
Lessons are available before or after school by agreement with the tutor. Priority will be given to Year 11-12 students in these cases.
Students in Primary school will be collected from their classrooms by their tutor each week.
Students in Secondary school are responsible for remembering to attend lessons on their own.
It is the student’s responsibility to catch up on any class work missed while attending an IMP lesson.
Students are expected to attend lessons regularly and punctually. Make-up lessons can be arranged for missed lessons if sufficient notice is given. Tutors will provide parents with their contact details at the commencement of lessons.
Tests, Exams, and Excursions
Student reports are issued at the end of each semester. This is a method for tutors to provide formal feedback on your children’s progress.
Parents should maintain regular contact with their children’s tutors in order to monitor their progress and provide at-home assistance where necessary.
Students are expected to undertake lessons for the whole of the year. This encourages commitment from them and assists tutors in planning their lessons and timetables.
Requests to withdraw at the end of Semester 1 must be received by the end of the last week of school in Term 2. Requests to withdraw at the end of Semester 2 must be received by the end of the last week of school in Term 4. Outside of these dates, another half-term payment of lessons will be charged to the family’s account before lessons will cease. Withdrawals may not take place until the following term. Special considerations may be granted under extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the IMP Coordinator.
Fill in a withdrawal form here.
Students will require their own instrument to practice on. Tutors will be able to provide more information on suitable instruments to purchase or hire.
The College has a limited number of instruments for hire.
Students may also require music books, which the tutor will communicate to parents wherever these are required.