Music in Schools


Newsletter 1

Music Tuition At School

Individual and shared private music lessons are available at participating schools across the Hunter Valley. The lessons are provided by our qualified peripatetic staff employed under Department of Education rules. To enrol for lessons at your school pick up an enrolment form at your school office or contact the UHCM office directly. Lessons are currently available at the following schools (not all instruments are available at all schools):

Aberdeen Public School, Denman Public School, Merriwa Central School, Muswellbrook Public School, Muswellbrook South Public School, Nulkaba Public School,  Rosary Park Catholic School Branxton, Scone Grammar School, Scone High School, Scone Public School, Singleton Public School, Singleton High School, St Catherine's School Singleton, St James' Primary Muswellbrook, St Joseph's High Aberdeen, St Joseph's Primary Denman, St Joseph's Primary East Maitland, St Joseph's Primary Merriwa, St Mary's Scone.


School Band Program

A school band program is run at selected schools by UHCM staff. The band program provides an ideal opportunity for students to begin learning a musical instrument. The students enrolled in the program attend a band rehearsal each week, along with shared or individual lessons. Additional activities, such as school and public performances and workshops with visiting bands, are also provided as part of the program. The program strives to encourage a vibrant and enthusiastic atmosphere among students, and add to the culture in the school in an affordable and inclusive manner.

Schools participating in the program include:

Aberdeen Public School

Muswellbrook Public School

Muswellbrook South Public School

Scone Grammar School

Scone High School

Scone Public School

St James' Primary Muswellbrook

St Joseph's Primary East Maitland


Primary Schools Choral Program

Subsidised by a grant from Muswellbrook Shire Council and Mount Arthur Coal, this low-cost program can be tailored to suit the needs of each school and it's students. It is taught by a team of qualified music educators, who work co-operatively with existing choir teachers, or independently in the creation and training of choirs. The program is consistent with the aims and outcomes of the NSW Creative Arts Syllabus.

School Based Programs

The Conservatorium also provides classroom music in several schools. Schools can choose from programs such as choir training, percussion group, violin & strings, guitar and general classroom music. To tailor a program to suit your school's needs, please contact the Conservatorium office.