Makes the World Go Around

Music is one of the most enriching activities that a young person can engage in and it is an integral component of ͼ’s curriculum and extra-curricular activities. The innovative Year 7 Music Program offers students a choice of instrument so they can discover their own individual rhythm early on, and learn how to be part of an orchestral experience.

Music offers ͼ students the opportunity to:

  • Develop the ability to play an instrument or to sing
  • Develop self-discipline through consistent practice and preparation for lessons
  • Improve neural processing
  • Build self-confidence to perform as a soloist and in ensembles and choirs
  • Foster a life-long appreciation of music
  • Build a sense of community through participation in ensembles and choirs
  • Be actively involved in ͼ life through musical performances, Masses and other events where music is required


Music Facilities at ͼ

The Music Department at ͼ is equipped with outstanding facilities. The purpose-built complex comprises two music technology classrooms equipped with computers and keyboards, five practice rooms and a spacious Orchestra Room for rehearsing which also allows tuition on orchestral percussion.

Private Instrumental/Singing Program

Avila’s private instrumental/singing program operates during school hours and is an extension of the classroom based music learning experience offered to all ͼ students from Year 7 to 12.

The private instrumental/singing program offers students:

  • the ability to individually pursue their own choice of instrument or learn how to sing
  • personalised and customised music learning beyond what is possible in the general classroom
  • first-class specialist instrumental and singing teachers, with the expertise of many years of teaching and performing
  • the opportunity to be part of the many instrumental ensembles and choirs at ͼ
  • preparation for a music career

Private tuition is offered for an extensive variety of instruments as well as singing and theory: Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Drum Kit, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, (Acoustic, Electric and Bass) Harp, Oboe, Piano, Piccolo, Recorder, Saxophone, (Alto, Tenor and Baritone) Theory, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuned Percussion, (Xylophone and Timpani) Ukulele, Viola, Violin, Singing.