St Edward’s is very pleased to be able to offer private music tuition at school on allocated days. Music students are able to access this program run by Coast Academy of Music. Primary instrument tuition of guitar, bass and drums currently runs and, dependent on demand, keyboard and vocal lessons may be added to the list of instrumental tuition. Senior Elective Music students are given priority for before school and lunchtime lessons, whilst Junior students are able to come out of regular timetabled classes for their 30 minute lessons throughout the day.
The combined St Edward’s and St Joseph’s concert band meets weekly under the tutorage of Phillip Rutherford from Central Coast Conservatorium. The repertoire is modern, engaging and suited to the varying degrees of ability of students. It is an excellent extra curricula activity that sees our students meet with St Joseph’s concert band students once a week at lunchtime to rehearse. New members are always welcome.
There are many performance opportunities for students at St Edward’s where they can develop their skills in a supportive and nurturing environment. The College enjoys a rich engagement with the performing arts through music, serving as a means of celebration and creativity across a number of embedded events in the College calendar. From small, intimate performance events in the classroom and cohort performance evenings, to large scale concerts and productions and celebratory liturgies – there are many opportunities for students to showcase their talents and develop their performance techniques in front of an appreciative audience.
A lunchtime Drama club for junior students is also available for students to experience junior drama in a fun and supportive environment.
For further information regarding Co-Curricular activities in Performing Arts, please contact the Performing Arts Department.