Music programs provide opportunities to enhance student learning, achievement and performance in music and arts education.
- music programs have been shown to increase attendance, increase participation in school activities and enable participation of students who are not performing well in the general curriculum
- literacy and numeracy standards are lifted by continuous participation in musical education including creating, making and understanding music
- music education is used to build social inclusion and reduce disadvantage.
If you would like more information go to The national review of school music education - augmenting the diminished describes best practice for music education in Australian schools.
Instrumental music tuition complements the classroom music program by providing knowledge and skills in practical music making on an instrument or voice.
To access instrumental music tuition, contact your school. For all other queries, please contact your local office.
The Music Programs unit coordinates:
- Instrumental Music
- the Primary Schools Music Festival
- management of private music instructors who work in SA government schools
- management of programs provided with Musica Viva in Schools and Adelaide Youth Orchestra.
Instrumental music education in SA government schools is delivered through Instrumental Music.
Music ensembles and orchestras
Instrumental Music office – Klemzig
Phone: 8261 8988
Email: IM.KlemzigOffice608 [at] schools.sa.edu.au
Instrumental Music office – Morphett Vale
Phone: 8392 3800
Email: IM.MorphettValeOffice896 [at] schools.sa.edu.au
Phone: 8226 1883
Email: decd.musicprograms [at] sa.gov.au