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)
Year 7/8 Band Members $25 per annum
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 and there is an agreement to play in the band for 2 years minimum.

Click on the link below for the Orewa College Year 7 Band 2024 Application Form:

Y7 Band 2024

Registering for Music Lessons

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. Click on the Link below to Register.

Please note that Itinerant Music for 2024 is currently full and waitlisted, if a space becomes available you will be advised.

Itinerant Music Lessons 2024 (new and returning students)

Terminating Lessons

Should a student wish to terminate their lessons, they are required to email 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

The Music Information evening is Thursday 8 February 2024 at 5.30pm in the Orewa Arts & Events Centre main auditorium.

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