School of Instrumental Music
The Department of Education’s School of Instrumental Music (SIM) provides enriched, instrumental instruction for students from Years 3 to 12. It is aimed at those students who demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for music and are prepared to commit to the ongoing lessons and extra-curricular activities.
In order to be accepted into the program, students must undertake a Music Aptitude Indicator test. Successful students must also satisfy the following criteria:
- A demonstrated willingness to participate in the program
- An aptitude for music demonstrated in classroom music
- Parental support
- Ability to meet the requirements of the program; such as SIMS instrumental lessons and daily practice.
Year of introduction and instruments available to primary school students are:
Year 3 – Violin
Year 4 – Cell & Piano
Year 6 – Double Bass, Classical Guitar, Flute, Clarinet & Brass (mixed)
Time: 30 minutes, except piano, which is 60 minutes.
Note: In Year 6 some violin students will be offered the opportunity to transfer to viola, if deemed appropriate.
Additional information regarding the loan of instruments, the music curriculum and assessment can be found on the SIM website: http://www.sim.iinet.net.au/index.html