Wilkins Public School

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Telephone02 9560 3309

Emailwilkins-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Wilkins Music Program

We have many different ensembles at Wilkins.

Fees

Annual Wilkins Music Association fee $80 (covers music purchases, teacher training, equipment purchases) NB: If your child is in more than one ensemble, you only pay this fee once.

Annual instrument hire $200 (includes general maintenance and servicing)

Private tuition: approx $40 for a half hour lesson (once a week) please check with individual tutors.  

Rock Band, Junior Strings and Concert Band: These ensembles have been outsourced and as such have an extra fee per term. 

Instrument Tutors

Clarinet and Saxophone

  • Alex McCraken at 0435 032 521 for Clarinet
  • Katie Sharpe at 0412 855 229
  • Dr. Peter Leung (DMA) Yamaha Artist  at M: 0431 007 387
  • Zac Olsen  at  0481467140

Trumpet and Euphonium

  • Koomi at 0459 219 463
  • Joe Lisk at 0499 045 915

Guitar

  • Darrell Archer at 0433 225 494
  • Lindsay Beach  at  0417 355 248 (bass guitar and guitar)

Flute

  • Samantha Cheng at 0422 556 221
  • Georgina Gwatkin-Higson at 0457 921 232
 
French Horn 
  • Lauren Patterson on 0429103420

Low Brass

  • Jy-Perry Banks at 0410 379 693

Violin

  • Lucy Clarke-Randazzo at 0439 448 520
  • Julian Monasterio at 0466 691 732

Cello

  • Andrew Mee at 0431 561 437

Drums & Percussion
  • Freya Steele at 0467 05 8819

Piano

  • Melanie Herbert at 0420 409 229
  • Abigail Hatherly at 0412 357 833
  • Andrew Mee at 0431 561 437

How to hire an instrument

Email wilkinsmusicassociation@gmail.com who will send you an invoice to pay the hire fee. Once you have paid the instrument will be delivered to your child at school.

Note: If you hire an instrument from the school your child must participate in an ensemble. 

Practising

Students should be encouraged to practice daily, for a minimum of  10 minutes, even on the weekends.  Care should be taken to clean the instrument after each practice session.  Please let Ms Ryan know if your instrument is missing a cleaning cloth, polishing cloth, valve oil, cork grease, or a swab. Ask the tutor to demonstrate how to clean the instrument.

Problems with an instrument

Please email wilkins-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au  ASAP and she will organise for the instrument to be repaired. Please do not try to fix instruments, it often causes more problems - just leave it to the experts!

Music Directors contact information

  • Training Band - tba
  • Junior Strings - Ms Lauren Olofsson
  • String Orchestra  - Mrs Mee
  • Concert Band - Mr Kyle Eardley
  • Senior Choir  - Ms Mee and Mrs Haifa
  • Junior Choir - Mr Olofsson 
  • Rock Band - Darrell Archer  darrell.c.archer@gmail.com
  • Recorder Ensemble - Mr Olofsson 

Please email contacts at wilkins-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Wilkins Music Ensembles 2021

Wilkins Public School is very fortunate to have a wide range of music ensemble opportunities available to its students. These include both instrumental and vocal ensembles.

We are excited to announce Ensemble rehearsals will commence this week.

  • Senior Choir - Years 5-6, rehearsing in the Hall, Thursdays, 3.10 pm, with Ms Tanya Mee and Mrs Nicole Haifa
  • Junior Choir - Years 3-4, rehearsing in the Music Room, Thursdays, 3.10 pm, with Mr Kurt Olofsson
  • String Orchestra - for experienced string players, Years 4-6, rehearsing in the Hall, Thursdays, 8 am, with Ms Tanya Mee.
  • Junior Strings - for beginners and musicians wishing to consolidate their playing skills, Years K-6, rehearsing in the Music Room, Thursdays, 8 am, with Miss Lauren Olofsson
  • Concert Band - Years 3-6 by audition*, rehearsing in the Hall, Fridays, 7.50 am with Mr Kyle Eardley
  • Recorder Ensemble - for recorder players with some experience, Years 3-6, rehearsing in the Hall, Tuesdays, 3.15 pm with Mr Kurt Olofsson
  • Rock Bands - Years 3-6**, rehearsing in the Hall, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, lunch time with Mr Darrell Archer

Training Band - for beginners and musicians wishing to consolidate their playing skills in Years 3-6.  Time, location and start date to be advised.

Infants Singing Club - Years K-2, Students meet during first half lunch (Kindergarten - Monday, Years 1 & 2 - Wednesday). Ms Sarah Howard and Ms Peta Rokfalussy. ​Please note: Infants Singing Club members are not required to pay the Wilkins Music Association fee. 

All families will have received this information as a digital permission note by email. Please respond by email at your soonest opportunity