Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love. All the world seemed bright and changed.
At Terang College, students have the opportunity to learn the violin, viola, cello, double bass, keyboard, recorder or singing. Students learn in small groups and lessons are FREE. Students attend School
Instruments can be hired from Dale Cleeves Music in Timor Street, Warrnambool from $20 a month for a violin. Recorders can be purchased for about $10. If parents wish to purchase an instrument, we
encourage them to contact Mrs Pugh who will be able to provide further information and assistance.
Each year, our instrumental music students have the opportunity to participate in local community concerts, our annual instrumental music concert, Terang Gala Night, the Warrnambool Eisteddfod, the Jean Wood
Annual Music Awards, Australian Music Examinations Board Exams, as well as playing at local nursing homes at Christmas. In 2018, our instrumental music students went on an excursion
to see the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Children's Concert at the Lighthouse Theatre.
Students and families are encouraged to attend local music events which are often free or low cost. These events
can be followed on Facebook and include The Robert Burns Festival in Camperdown (July); Concerts at Camperdown Courthouse; Fifteen Minutes of Fame in Crossley (First Friday of the
month); Sunday concerts at Warrnambool Art Gallery, The Lighthouse Theatre, COPPAC, Port Fairy's Folk Festival (March), Spring Festival (October) and the Moyneyana Festival (January) and lots more.
Below there are four video links you might like to watch, which explain the benefits of learning a musical instrument for your child and their brain development from prominent Australian music educators, Richard
Gill, Anita Collins and Guy Sebastian. Enjoy!
Video: The Benefits of Learning a Musical Instrument on the Brain by Anita Collins
TED Talk: What if every child had access to music education from birth? by Anita Collins
iView 'Don't stop the music'