Year 3 & 4 Instrumental Program

Danebank provides the opportunity for every student in Years 3 and 4 to learn an instrument. The Girls can choose from a selection of Brass, Woodwind, String and Percussion. The only cost to the family is $88.00 per Semester which includes instrument hire if needed. The charge will be added to your school fees.

Students will be placed in two different groups, Flame or Sparks. The Flame Group will meet from 7.30am and will have a tutorial till 8.10 when they will be joined by The Spark Group students at 8.10. All will finish at 8.50 ready for the start of school.

Year 3 students will automatically be put in the sparks group. If you are an accelerated year 3 student you may be asked to move to sparks and/or try out for Training Band.


Everything you need to know:

Lessons begin in Term 1 Week 3, 2020

Please have your daughter at school each Wednesday morning at 7:30am for the Flame Orchestra and 8:10 for the Spark Band. Students are to wait in their class line area where tutors will collect them for lessons.

Students will find out which instrument group they are in, as well as their room and tutor prior to the first lesson.

Students will receive an instrument at their first lesson and the tutors will show them how to assemble and protect them. Care and maintenance instructions will be given out with the instrument and remain the obligation of the student to upkeep throughout the year.

Students will be given an Instrument Method Book at their first lesson, which remains the property of the school and will need to be returned at the end of the year.

There will be an opportunity for you to come and see the girls performing later in the year.


What do I need to bring to lessons each week.

  • Your Instrument
  • Instrument method book
  • Plastic envelope folder
  • Pencil and rubber


How are instrument preferences chosen

We will try to issue each student with one of their first two preferences, however, we need to consider a number of factors in the decision making process including availability of instruments for hire, suitability for the child, difficulty of instrument and numbers in each tutorial group.

1st preference will be given to students that are enrolled before 1st of January for private tuition on their chosen instrument at Danebank. 2nd Preference will go to students enrolled before 1st of January on any instrument at Danebank.


Can I use my own instrument

If you have your own instrument this is a good idea. Otherwise your Semester IP contribution of $88 covers instrument hire if needed.


Can I change instruments

No, unless your IP Tutor suggests that the instrument is unsuitable for you.


What morning will IP run and who will be my tutor


  • Clarinet – Rachel Thompson
  • Cello – Sharon Maennl
  • Percussion – Gene White
  • Trumpet – Paul Rasmussen


  • Violin – Sharon Maennl
  • Flute – Alex Woof
  • Guitar – Gene White
  • Trombone – Paul Rasmussen
  • Saxophone – Gabby Goodman