Stephanie Watson is our IMSS Clarinet Teacher.

Mrs Erryn Booth is our IMSS Flute Teacher.

Success Primary School is included in the Department of Education’s instrumental music tuition scheme.  Year 4 students are  considered for tuition in Year 5 and 6.  This is a selective program and there are limited vacancies.

Many pleasures and benefits can flow from participation in instrumental music.  However, instrumental music skills do not bloom overnight!  They are built carefully and steadily over a number of years, and success in the program requires sustained commitment by both children and parents.

Students are given weekly lessons in small groups by a qualified teacher/musician employed through the Department of Education’s Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS).  There is no charge for tuition, which is conservatively valued at $1,500 per annum.  In order to make progress, daily home practice is also essential.  Parents have a vitally important and active role to play in encouraging their child to make this commitment.  As the child progresses, practice time will increase.  When ready, s/he will be expected to participate in an instrumental ensemble that rehearses out of school hours and undertakes performances in the school and community, often also out of school hours.

A district-wide meeting of the parents of children who receive an offer will be held.  Parents will be sent details from the school prior to this meeting and will have the opportunity to meet the instrumental music teachers and ask any questions they may have.  It will ensure that they fully understand both what is offered and the commitment that they and their child will be making before final acceptance.

For general information about the Department’s instrumental scheme and its operation, you can access the Instrumental Music School Services web-site.


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28 responses

  1. I play the trumpet
    Btw it’s Gordon #GG

    1. Hi GG, keep trumpeting.
      ~Ms Gaunt

  2. Remarkable! Its actually amazing piece of writing, I
    have got much clear idea about from this post.

  3. im going to have some trouble doing my flute lesson because of swimming

  4. Miss Gaunt do we need are instruments still after MCUI?

    1. Hi Lara,
      For the next few weeks we will be working on the song for graduation, for which you won’t need your instruments. I would like you to continue playing the National Anthem at assembly, however.

  5. HI Ms. Gaunt.
    I love all the extra work you are doing! This web-site is awesome! Mrs Armstrong

  6. Hi Miss Guant
    When do we need to have our own instruments for SIM?

    1. Hi Abby,
      You need to have your own instrument in your second year of study – by the beginning of Year 6.

  7. Hi Miss Gaunt, Zac Reed from LC2.1.

    I forgot my preferences for the 2014 potential SIM students.
    Could you please remind me what they were.( I know I can’t change them )
    And could my first brass instrument plz be trombone.
    Thnx a lot Miss Gaunt!

    Zac Reed, LC2.1

    1. Hi Zac, Please come and see me on Friday and we can look into this. I think your first preference was trombone anyway!
      Ms. Gaunt

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