School of Instrumental Music
Music is one of the five art forms within the arts learning area. It contributes to both the overarching outcomes and the four arts-specific outcomes of the curriculum framework and the specialised study of instrumental music further enhances student learning in music.
IMSS provides instrumental music services to more than 450 public primary and secondary schools, reaching more than 15,000 students from Years 3 to 12. In addition to weekly small group instrumental lessons, students have opportunities to participate in enrichment music activities which combine students working collaboratively across year levels and with students from other schools.
Students are offered the opportunity to play an instrument based on; their SIM musical aptitude test results, enthusiasm and attitude towards music as demonstrated in music classes. Other factors considered in the selection process are the students general attitude, their willingness to practice regularly and attend lessons. Lessons are conducted during school hours by specialist instrument teachers from SIM.
At Walliston Primary School we offer Instrumental Music for selected students in Years 3 to 6. In 2020 we have students who have been selected for Violin in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6, Cello for Years 4 & 5 and Clarinet, Brass, and Classical Guitar for selected students in Years 5 & 6.