School of Instrumental Music

School of Instrumental Music

The Department of Education’s Instrumental Music School Services program (IMSS) 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
  • Must demonstrate self-motivation and the ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to meet the requirements of the program, such as weekly IMSS instrumental lessons, daily practice and the commitment to learn their chosen instrument until the end of Year 6 and hopefully continue into high school.

Lesson Time: Students receive a 30-minute lesson in small groups each week. 

Year of introduction and instruments available to Burrendah Primary School students are:

Year 3 – Violin & Viola (One group for each instrument with 4 students per group)

Year 4 – Cello (One group of 3 students)

Year 5 – Double Bass & Percussion (One group of each instrument with 2 students per group); Classical Guitar, Brass (including Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone) Flute, Clarinet, (One group of each instrument with 5 students per group)

Additional information regarding the loan of instruments, the music curriculum and assessment can be found on the IMSS website:  det.wa.edu.au/imss