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Instrumental Program

Antonine College Instrumental Program

We are very proud of our developing Performing Arts Program. Recognising the role that the Performing Arts has in developing student wellbeing goals such as developing self-esteem and confidence, working as a team, creativity and self-expression, we saw a need to make this one of our priorities.

Our Instrumental Program for all students continues to expand and we are now working towards a school band and school choir by encouraging more opportunities for performance within the school programs.

The introduction of a semester or annual payment in order for students to receive quality instrumental and general musical tuition. This tuition will involve a weekly lesson given by highly experienced tutors. Students will have the opportunity to choose from a selection of instruments which they will pursue for the full music year. Theory, practice, performance and general music appreciation will be taught during this time.

We would strongly encourage parents to purchase their child the musical instrument from their chosen course. We can refer parents to companies with very well priced (affordable) instruments. The benefits of receiving consistent tutoring and the ability to then practice their chosen instrument at home are vast. Research has shown that musical learning is complimentary to the entire school curriculum and even gives students an advantage in many cases. Learning pathways discovered during music tuition often cross over to general learning in a strong manner.

In order to ensure your child is registered for the instrumental program for 2023, the Instrumental Program Form needs to be completed and returned with payment to the College office. The cost of the program will be $250 per semester or $450 annually (if paid up front) for weekly lessons in groups of 3.

Instrumental Program Form

About Lee Parker:

My instrument is the drum kit, which I began playing in my early teens. I completed a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland University of Technology and have been playing in groups since. I have been teaching music for over ten years, privately and at several primary schools/music schools throughout Melbourne. Some of my private students began lessons with me while in Prep, and I’ve been lucky enough to continue teaching them for nearly a decade, seeing their playing develop and serve them well in high school ensembles.

About Dany Chamoun:

I’m a classically trained concert pianist with many years of experience in teaching and performance. I’ve taught at Antonine for two decades and have formed strong connections with students, teachers and parents at the school. I’ve consistently observed students gain confidence and self-belief through their piano lessons which they then take into other areas of life and learning.

About Camille El Feghali:

I am a musician and music producer that specialises in Arabic music, with many years of experience in Australia, Lebanon, and Europe. The instruments I teach include the Qanun, Oud, Violin, Nay, Buzuq, Derbakke, Riq, and synthesizer. I like to keep music fun, and I encourage students to think in a very modern way while incorporating elements of their tradition. I am very active in the Melbourne music scene, with many decent connections with Venues and other musicians from all different backgrounds including first nations.

General Benefits:

Learning an instrument is beneficial in so many ways. It improves our patience and strengthens our perseverance. Most of all, it helps us understand how applying effort can result in something we’re proud of and enjoy doing. Playing and performing music with other people is like learning a language together; we listen with close attention and we respond creatively. There’s a lot of respect involved.

Performing for an audience can have a profound effect on one’s character. We often feel daunted by the idea of it, but we learn to find our focus and overcome the intimidation, which is often a liberating, exhilarating feeling. It can help us gain confidence in ways that carry over into other aspects of life and learning

Please click on below clip to see a sample of our Arabic Music Program