Music at St Aidan’s is delivered in a sequential and developmental classroom program from Kindergarten through to Year 12. A unique feature of Classroom Music at St Aidan’s is the Every Day Music Program which encompasses Kindergarten to Year 3. Senior Classroom Music can be taken as an elective subject from Year 7 to 12 with Music Extension also available in Year 12. 

The Classroom Music program involves performing music through singing, playing and moving, reading and writing music, creating music and aurally and visually analysing music. In every class, students are engaged in a number of sequential, developmental activities, each with a musical goal such as developing music literacy, building confidence when performing, increasing knowledge of music history and theory, analysing music and composing and improvising. Through these learning experiences, students will be given opportunities to engage in personal development and social cohesion. 

The superior quality of the St Aidan’s Music program has been recognised by the large number of teachers, pre-service teachers, parents and visitors who now visit the school to observe the workings of this approach to Music education. 

Alongside this extensive program, there are numerous opportunities for engagement in Music in both the Senior and Junior Schools. These include:

  • Chorale

  • Ensemble Volar (auditioned choral group)

  • Symphony Strings

  • Concert Band

  • Stage Band/Jazz Ensemble (auditioned group)

  • Chamber Groups e.g. String Quartet, Brass Quintet, Flute Quartet (auditioned groups)

  • Children Crossing Choir (Years 6, 7 and 8)

  • Music tours 

  • Private and small group instrumental lessons

  • Performing Arts Recitals

  • Solo or small group performances on assembly

  • Regular large group concerts at the school and in the wider community

  • Combined school music projects

  • Student music leadership positions

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At St Aidan’s many of our accomplished teachers instruct on a range of instruments, voice, music theory and speech and drama. Individual and small group instruction (upon consultation with the teacher) is available on:

  • Piano

  • Theory of Music

  • Guitar - acoustic, electric, bass

  • Voice

  • Violin

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Double Bass

  • Harp

  • Flute/Piccolo

  • Oboe

  • Bassoon

  • Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

  • Saxophone - soprano, alto, tenor, baritone

  • Trumpet

  • French Horn

  • Trombone

  • Euphonium

  • Tuba

  • Percussion

Lessons are held at the School in private music studios situated in the Christine Hartland Centre. Students from the Junior School and Years 7 - 10 receive lessons in school time on a rotational basis. Students in Years 11 and 12 receive lessons before and after school, and in lunch breaks.


Enrolment forms for private lessons are available on Aidan's Central.


It is expected that students receiving musical tuition at the School (excluding piano, theory, and guitar) participate in at least one relevant ensemble as recommended by the instructor. For example, a vocal student must participate in the Chorale, or a saxophone student in the Concert Band.


Many of the larger and more expensive instruments are available for loan from the school. Hire fees are payable to the school office. Only limited smaller instruments are available for loan from the school. It is expected that smaller instruments be purchased after one year school loan.