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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Instrumental Music

It has been wonderful to see the instrumental music program at Preshil come to life over Term 1.

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 We are extremely lucky to have some of Melbourne’s best musicians and music teachers on the music team (and they’re wonderful people too).

If you are contemplating learning an instrument please feel free to chat with our Head of Music, Taran Carter ( to work out what is possible. Learning a musical instrument and playing in ensembles/bands is one of the great joys of life (and it is tremendously beneficial for social, emotional, kinesthetic, and intellectual development); we really cannot recommend it enough.

We’re currently offering tuition in the following instruments: Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Cello and Trumpet.

If you’re interested in other instruments (especially clarinet, saxophone or flute) we’ll do our best to make this possible.

Here is a link to the instrumental music enrolment form:

At the moment there are four musical ensembles at Preshil: Jazz Band, String Quartet, Cello Ensemble and Choir.

Jazz Band, String Quartet and Cello Ensemble are by invitation only but we are keen to start a Soul Band and a Rock Band in Term Two that are open to students of all abilities. Likewise, the BK Choir is open to everyone regardless of prior experience (and I encourage everyone to give Choir a try at least once in their Preshil career).

Michelle Berner leads the BK Choir every Wednesday morning. The group sings a wonderfully broad and appealing selection of songs and Michelle works wonders – somehow she gets the choir to giggle and sing beautifully (almost) at the same time! There is no fee for participating in any of these ensembles.

We’ve also had a big term of musical performances! A big thank you to all of the students who have performed at the following events: BK Back to School Night, Family Welcome Picnic, Life After Preshil, Open Mic #1, DP Music Night, Arlington Big Day In and several Whole School Meetings. Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved in these performances!

As you can see the musical life of Preshil is rich, active and wonderfully varied. Here’s to a musical Term 2!

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