Despite lockdown at Alert Level 3, our students are continuing to learn their instruments with our specialist, itinerant music teachers. In fact, it’s the perfect time to get some extra practise in! Classes are underway for 2021 but limited tuition spaces for some instruments are still available, so students are encouraged to sign up now if they are keen to get started.
Students can learn the Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Trumpet, French Horn and Tuba. A selection of instruments are taught absolutely free for our Year 9 students. Sessions are scheduled during the school day.
“Numerous international research papers have proven that learning a musical instrument leads to better academic performance”, says Long Bay College Music teacher and Auckland Jazz Orchestra conductor, Mr Tim Atkinson. “It’s exciting that musical training has a powerful impact on the brain’s working memory, which is a vital component of academic learning,” he said.
Learning an instrument is an excellent way to connect with other students and experience some amazing performance opportunities.
Find out what one of our student’s says about instrument tutition here.
To find out more, please see details on our website here.