Wilkins Public School

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Wilkins Music Program

We have many different ensembles at Wilkins.


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: as these ensembles have been outsourced, they attract an additional fee of $10 per student per rehearsal to cover the cost of the ensemble directors.

Instrument Tutors

Clarinet and Saxophone
Katie Sharpe 0412 855 229
Trumpet and Euphonium Joe Lisk 0499 045 915
Guitar Darrell Archer 0433 225 494
Flute Samantha Cheng 0422 556 221
French Horn Lauren Patterson 0429 103 420
Violin Julian Monasterio 0466 691 732
Juliet Lochrin 0421 636 050
Piano Melanie Herbert 0420 409 229
Abigail Hatherly 0412 357 833
Alex Magliveras 0424 607 106


How to hire an instrument

Email wilkins-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au 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. 


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 Mr Olofsson 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

  • Senior Choir - Ms Mee and Mrs Kelly Bookallil
  • Junior Choir - Mr Olofsson 
  • Infants Singing Choir - Ms Johanna Clark and Ms Trapalis
  • String Orchestra  - Mr Andrew Mee
  • Junior Strings - Ms Lauren Olofsson
  • Concert Band - Mr Joe Gould
  • Recorder Ensemble - Mr Kurt Olofsson
  • Rock Band - Darrell Archer  darrell.c.archer@gmail.com
  • Training Band - tba

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



Wilkins Music Ensembles 2022

2022 Expressions of Interest have been sent to families.

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.

The ensembles will start rehearsing in Week 6. While we are still awaiting responses from the EOIs (the information is due Thursday, 17 February), students are invited to join rehearsals. Information on students who need instruments is still being collated. We will attempt to get these to students as soon as possible.

  • Senior Choir - Years 5-6, rehearsing in the Hall, Thursdays, 3.10 pm, with Ms Tanya Mee and Mrs Kelly Bookallil
  • Junior Choir - Years 3-4, rehearsing in the Music Room, Thursdays, 3.10 pm, with Mr Kurt Olofsson
  • Infants Singing Choir - Years K-2, rehearsing in the Music Room, Wednesdays, 8am, with Ms Johanna Clark and Ms Trapalis
  • String Orchestra - for experienced string players, Years 4-6, rehearsing in the Hall, Wednesdays, 7.50 am, with Mr Andrew 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 Joe Gould
  • Recorder Ensemble - for recorder players with some experience, Years 3-6, rehearsing in the Music Room, Tuesdays, 3.10 pm with Mr Kurt Olofsson
  • Rock Bands - Years 3-6, rehearsing in the Hall, Wednesdays and Thursdays, lunch time with Mr Darrell Archer. Rehearsals have already started.
  • Training Band will start once we have assessed the level of interest.