Instruments and Hire

Danebank offers tuition in an extensive range of instruments, including:

  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Drums/Percussion
  • Flute/Picolo
  • Oboe
  • Violin, Viola
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • 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:

Some considerations:

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.

Hiring Instruments

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. At this time parents should purchase their own instrument, enabling other students access to hire instruments.

Instruments available for Hire
Cello (Limited numbers available)

Care of, 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.

Wen hiring an instrument, parents and students accept full responsibility for the proper care of the instrument hired from Danebank An Anglican School for Girls.

Parents and students agree to take all reasonable care of the instrument to avoid theft and damage. When not in use, the instrument must be kept in its case. The instrument must not be left in places subject to heat such as in vehicles, household heaters & heater vents, and direct sunlight.

In the case of loss or severe damage to the instrument parents who hire instruments accept that the purchase of a replacement instrument will be at their expense. The cost of repairs as a result of negligence will also be at their expense. Any repairs must be approved by the school and will be arranged through our experienced instrument servicing team to ensure that the instrument repair is of sufficient quality to enable the continued use of the instrument in the future.

Instruments are subject to an annual collection and review for general wear and tear, and the cost of these repairs will be paid for by the School.

Replacement reeds and replacement strings will be a continuing expense of parents. Other consumable items also will be the responsibility of parents.

Once hired, parents are expected to insure instruments under 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.

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