Junior Music

At Arden, we have an integrated approach to Music where the classroom and co-curricular programs work together. Classroom music, Co-curricular music ensembles and individual music tuition provide our Junior Campus students with opportunities to extend their musical ability and experience.

classroom music

We give our students the opportunity to enjoy music and to express themselves creatively by being involved in active music making. Students create, learn from mistakes and learn to appreciate the ideas of their peers in a friendly and safe musical environment.

Our classroom music program is designed to strengthen self-confidence and social skills and to build a foundation for the child’s future musical education by developing basic musical concepts. Students develop skills on a range on instruments like our compulsory String program where Year 2 students have weekly lessons on an orchestral string instrument. Year 3 students develop recorder skills, Year 6 students study guitar, to name a few.

All students enjoy performances like Musica Viva, learning new repertoire and engaging with a wide range of professional musicians who also visit the School.


co-curricular music

Arden’s Junior Campus Co-curricular music program consists of numerous ensembles that cater for the differing skill level or capacity of our student musicians.

Our ensembles include:

  • Primary Concert Band
  • Beginner Band
  • Arden Singers
  • Primary Vocal Ensemble
  • Year 2 Choir
  • Chamber Strings
  • Sinfonietta
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Primary Jazz Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Other small ensembles


Performance opportunities

Our ensembles enjoy a fulfilling performance schedule throughout the year which can include:

  • An annual Junior Music Camp
  • Instrumental and Vocal Soirees
  • Assemblies
  • Grandparents’ Day
  • Christmas Celebrations
  • Arden Spectacular
  • Fair performances
  • IPSHA Festival
  • RSCM performances
  • Local and other metropolitan performance opportunities.

A variety of specific workshops


Music tuition

Instrumental and vocal specialists are available to teach a range of instruments on site during the school day. Individual lessons are available in the following instruments:

  • Flute    
  • Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • French Horn
  • Baritone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Voice
  • Percussion/Drums
  • Ukelele
  • Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello