Instruments and Hire
Danebank offers tuition in an extensive range of instruments, including:
- Violin, Viola
- Trumpet, Trombone & lower Brass
- Guitar – Acoustic, Bass & Electric
- Speech & Drama
If a student has a special interest in an instrument that is not available, we are prepared to investigate the possibility of offering it.
Choosing an Instrument:
Students should like the sound of the instrument they choose and the style of repertoire to which the instrument lends itself (eg. Jazz, Classical, popular);
Students should have access to their chosen instrument for daily practice. (For students learning the piano, we recommend a full size weighted digital piano if an acoustic piano is not an option);
Students should consider if they would like to play in an ensemble and if specific instruments are in short supply within those groups.
We have a limited number of rental instruments available at a cost of $88 (incl. GST) per semester. This fee is billed with the school fees in Terms 2 and 4. Students may hire an instrument for one year. After one year of tuition, students should know whether they are committed to continuing the study of their instrument. We would then ask families to consider purchasing their own instrument.
Instruments available for Hire
Cello (Limited numbers available)
Insurance & Replacement of Lost or Damaged Instruments
Students are responsible for the care of their instruments whether at school or at home. If an instrument is lost or damaged beyond repair, the cost of a replacement instrument will be billed directly to the student.
If an instrument belongs to a student, parents are expected to insure it with their own home contents policy including provision for transporting the instrument to and from school.
All school-owned instruments are insured under the school’s policy. However an excess of $2,000 will apply for any claim under the school’s insurance. This excess will be the responsibility of the hirer should a claim be necessary.
Parents should note that most instruments cost less than $2,000. As a result, it is most likely that costs associated with loss or damage will be borne directly by the hirer without reference to the school’s insurance.
If a student loses her instrument, the school will provide a replacement to allow her to continue her study only when funds have been received for the replacement instrument.