In 2018, Music Academy will be for Year 7-10 students with stronger emphasis on preparation on ensemble skills, techniques and musicianship.

The Academy creates a positive, supportive group musical learning experience.

The attendees avoid the stress of missing out normal classes during school hours, and have fun playing in an ensemble that lends itself well to joining the senior music groups later on.

Music theory is taught in combination of group lessons and ensemble playing, so no writing in books and students apply their knowledge straight to their playing.

This year there are two academy options:

Strings Academy takes place on Tuesdays before school 7.30-8.30am in Auditorium

Band Academy ( wind & brass ) takes place on Wednesdays after school 3.30-4.30pm in Auditorium

Our Music Academy includes half hour band/orchestra group lessons, and half hour ensemble jam session. Students will learn in practical fashion and enjoy the smaller group learning environment, enjoy the friendships made, as well as gaining essential skills for them to continue when they choose to specialise in a particular instrument.

The cost for Music Academy 2018 is $250 for the full year, including hire of the band or orchestral instrument that the student wishes to learn.

Email music@baradene.school for more information