Instrumental Music


The Lilydale High School Instrumental Music Department has qualified and experienced teachers in Woodwind, Brass, Percussion/Drum Kit, Guitar, Piano and Voice readily available for students to learn and develop music skills on an instrument.

As part of the program, students will have one lesson a week on a rotating timetable throughout the term on their lesson day. This is to ensure lessons do not interfere with their studies. As part of their lessons, students will also gain experience performing as part of our band and ensemble program. Students who currently learn an instrument external from school are welcomed into our band/ensemble program as well.

Band/Ensemble and Instrumental Music Program

Students in Years 7 to 12 have the opportunity to enhance their musical abilities through lessons, ensembles, workshops and excursions. Our Band and Instrumental Music Program in conjunction with our classroom music curriculum, provides students with a range of opportunities to grow and develop as musicians.

All of our ensembles rehearse during lunchtimes and have various opportunities to perform throughout the year at school community events, Mid-Year and Annual Year concerts, the September Soiree, and as part of the School Production and throughout many other occasions.

Rehearsals for each band and ensemble are compulsory for all Instrumental Music students.

  • ROOKIE BAND (Year 7 Flute, Woodwind, Brass, & Percussion)
  • ROOKIE GUITAR ENSEMBLE (Years 7,8,9 Guitar students)
  • LHS BAND (Years 8,9 Flute, Woodwind, Brass, & Percussion)
  • HENDRIX GUITAR ENSEMLE (Years 10 & VCE Guitar students)
  • FUNK BAND (Years 9, 10 & VCE All instruments)
  • VOCAL ENSEMBLE (Years 7 to VCE Voice/Piano students)
  • PIANO DUETS (Piano students performing at LHS events)
  • PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (Years 7 to VCE Percussion students)

Instrumental Lessons

Instrumental lessons are offered in Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, French Horn, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, and Percussion.

All of our instrumental lessons operate on a rotating timetable so that students do not miss the same subject twice in a row. Students enrolled in lessons are expected to bring all required materials and their instrument to every lesson and to regularly check the PAC notice board, and Compass for any notices that may apply to them.

Department Tuition

  • Brass – Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba
  • Woodwind – Saxophone & Clarinet
  • Percussion – Drum Kit and Tuned Percussion
  • Flute

In addition to our Department of Education funded teachers, the school offers private tuition.  These instrument lessons require prompt payment directly to the instrumental teacher.

Private Tuition

  • Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Piano
  • Voice

Instrument Hire

The school has a limited supply of instruments* that are available to students enrolled in department tuition.  Hire of an instrument can be through the school. Please have your child receive a hire notice from their instrumental teacher.

All instrument hire is for the school year (Terms 1 to 4) at a cost of $150.

Our Summer Hire option is available to students who re-enrol in which two payments ($75 Term 4 and $75 in Term 1) are made to the school.

Instruments available for hire are Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, French Horn, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone and Tenor Saxophone.  *No hire is available for Drum Kit.

Instrumental Music Forms

Classroom Music Program

Our Band and Instrumental Music Program is coupled with our Classroom Music curriculum to provide students with the broadest possible range of musical skills, knowledge and opportunities.

Music is offered as a subject at Lilydale High School from Years 7 through to VCE and our teaching staff are dedicated to passing on their own passion for music to their students, ensuring that students not only succeed academically in the subject but develop as performers and appreciators of music.

The Classroom Music curriculum, in conjunction with the Band and Instrumental Music Program gives students the fundamental knowledge, skill base and performance experience they need to become confident and proficient musicians.

For more information about the Instrumental Music Program, please contact Jacki Goode (Instrumental Music Coordinator) on 9735 5644.