Instrumental Music (Year 3-6)

At Coromandel Valley Primary School, we are fortunate to have a dedicated group of private and departmental music instructors, offering instruction in the use of a range of musical instruments.

Recorder is the only instrument offered from Year 2.

Instrumental Music lessons are very popular and are available from years 3-6. Lessons are held on school premises during school time and, occasionally, after school.  For all instruments other than strings, arrangements are made directly with the private instructor. Once a registration of interest is received via this website, we will forward your contact details onto the relevant instructor, and they will contact you directly with details of charges, etc. Please be aware some private music instructors may have a waiting list for more popular instruments. Various concert opportunities are made available during the year for students to share their progress.

Parents and Caregivers may only choose one instrument per student. If this instrument is unavailable, then you may then submit another preference.


Our strings instrumental music program for Years 3-6 is offered through the Department for Education. A choice of violin, viola or cello is offered. String instruments can be hired for a fee from the school. String lessons start at the beginning of the year and a commitment of 12 months is expected.

This is a wonderful opportunity as students can access learning pathways to ensembles, workshops, Festival of Music, combined Primary Schools’ String Orchestra and special entry secondary schools.

The following information may also be helpful to inform your decision:

  • There is no charge for strings tuition – Department for Education provides this for free.
  • To be successful students must be committed to daily home practice, have good organisational skills (eg. remembering to bring music and instrument to weekly lessons) and have parental support.
  • There will be times when they need additional parental encouragement
  • The cost of instrument hire is approximately $150 per year, which needs to be paid to the front office upon receipt of a school invoice.
  • Students will need one or two tutor books per year.

We hope this is the beginning of a great learning experience for your child and contributes to the excellence of the school music program.

If you would like more information, please email:

If you would like to register your interest, please complete the form below.


Instrumental Music Form