Activities / Arts

Itinerant Music Lessons

Orewa College is fortunate in having the services of qualified specialist tutors to provide instrumental tuition to students.

Itinerant music lessons are generally 30 minute lessons in groups of 3 or 4 students, depending on the instrument. Lessons are offered during school time on the following instruments:

  • Alto Sax
  • Bass Guitar
  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Drums
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard/Piano
  • Oboe
  • Tenor Sax
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice

Students receiving Itinerant music lessons are expected to:

  • Demonstrate a commitment and responsibility towards their lessons.
  • Students are expected to be present for all of their lessons. If for any reason they cannot they need to contact their music teacher.
  • Be involved with an appropriate co-curricular music groups or performances.

Itinerant Lesson Costs

Year 7-10 $280 per year ($70 per term) - Free for Year 7 / 8 band members
Year 11 – 13 $360 per year ($90 per term)
This amounts to 35 lessons a year and fees can be paid annually or termly.

Note for new Year 7 students

All Year 7 students will be tested for their potential music aptitude (natural ability) and those who show particular talent will be offered a place in the Year 7 band where lesson fees are removed but there is an agreement to play in the band for 2 years minimum.

Registering for Music Lessons

Sign-up here as soon as you can : Itinerant Music Registration Form

This registration process needs to be done each year, even if students have previously received lessons in school, as part of the itinerant music scheme. Completed forms will be collated by our department to place students. You will not be allocated lessons if you don’t register.

Placements are awarded to students on a first come first served basis.

Terminating Lessons

Should a student wish to terminate their lessons, they are required to email music@orewacollege.nz and lessons and payment will terminate at the end of that term.

End of Year Reports

Reports will only be supplied to students by their itinerant music teacher if they have successfully completed all 4 terms with them.

Music Information Evening Term 1

There is also a Music Information evening in February where new students will have the opportunity to find out more about the instruments we offer and register for lessons.

Teacher in charge

Music Administration Email

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