Instrumental Music

An extensive instrumental music program is on offer to students of St Joseph's provided by various private music teachers. While this is a private arrangement between those teachers and the family, lessons are conducted during school time and at the school ensuring ease of access and safety.

Instruments taught include -

  • Strings (violin, viola, cello and double bass)
  • Woodwind
  • Brass
  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Guitar
  • Percussion

Three ensembles -  A variety of instrumental groups are on offer including The String Ensemble, The Zephyr Ensemble for Brass/Woodwind and Percussion players, Beginner Rock/Lit Band and Experienced Rock/Lit Band. Instrumental groups practice 45 mins a week and members can take on band leader roles.  Enrolment forms are available on the parent portal. Performances occur at school/parish functions, local community events and competing in the several competitions.

Instrumental Teachers

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Lindsay Macdonald-Clow                         

Lindsay is a talented musician and teacher who began his instrumental teaching program, Lindzmuse, in 2006.  If you would like your child to learn any of the following instruments -  Keyboard, Piano, Drum Kit or the Guitar please email Lindsay at


Band Scholarship

In Yr. 4 St Joseph students learnt a band/orchestral instrument as part of the Instrumental Immersion Program.  During their music classroom time they participated in either the string ensemble or the Stonker Honker Band.  If your child has shown ability on their instrument then they can apply for a band scholarship for Yr. 5 & 6.  This is to encourage involvement in the Zephyr or String Ensembles.  Application forms are available on the parent portal.  These forms need to be received by the middle of Term 4 by Yr. 4 students.  Successful applicants are announced before the end of the school year.


The St Joseph's Band Enrolment Forms

All instrumental Ensembles have a small fee that is added to their school levies once they have enrolled.  The fee is $30 per term and covers the conductors fee, band music and folder.


Instrumental Teacher Biographies

Want to know more about teachers? Then click on the link below.

Lindsay           Lindz Bio 2018.pdf