Brauer College has established a well-earned reputation for providing outstanding educational opportunities for students in the City of Warrnambool and its surrounding areas. Our school values the importance of building strong relationships and providing additional opportunities so that effective learning and personal development can occur as students move along educational pathways from Year 7 to Year 12.
At Brauer College we are pleased to offer all students the opportunity to undertake instrumental tuition through the Brauer College Music Academy. Our tutors are experienced, dedicated and, most importantly, they are passionate about educating students and assisting them on their journey to becoming well-rounded musicians.
We have provided some information about some common questions that are asked about the Music Academy:
How much does it cost to enrol in the Music Academy?
Are fees refundable if my child withdraws from the Music Academy?
No. Fees are not refundable. Upon enrolment, students are expected to remain in the Academy for the school year.
Do I have to pay the entire amount upfront?
You do not have to pay the entire amount up front however we ask for a non-refundable $50.00 deposit at the time of enrolment. This will secure you place in the Music Academy and will be deducted from your fees.
We have 2 payment options available to you:
Please note that lessons will not commence until either the fees are paid upfront or a payment plan has been approved by the business manager.
What happens if I don’t pay my Music Academy fees?
If fees are not paid and you have not contacted Brauer College, your child will be withdrawn from the Music Academy and we will make contact with you. Re-enrolment occurs upon fee payment.
You will receive reminder emails through the year if your fees are not paid.
How do I enrol my child?
Please note: all payments are made at the front office. No money should come to the Music Department.
How many students will be in the group lesson?
There will be 2-3 students in each group lesson at the instrumental tutors discretion.
How long are the instrumental lessons?
Instrumental lessons are half a school period in length. Lessons for VCE Music Performance students are a full period in length.
Will the lessons occur at the same time every week?
Can we hire instruments?
Yes. We offer a large number of instruments for hire. However, we do not offer hire on:
Which instruments do you offer tuition for through the Music Academy?
We offer the following instruments for both lessons and hire:
We offer the following instruments for lessons only:
We offer the following instruments for solo lessons only:
Will the tutor collect students for their lessons?
It is the students responsibility to leave class and attend lessons. Lesson times will show up on each students Compass schedule. Students must check Compass to be aware of their lesson time.
What happens if a student forgets to attend their lesson?
If a student forgets their lesson, the tutor will collect them if they are able to. A scenario where the tutor is unable to collect a student is as follows:
If a student forgets their lesson 3 weeks in a row, a phone call will be made home to work out a plan for the students to remember their lessons.
What happens if my child enrols and doesn’t like the instrument?
If this occurs, we take the following approach:
Do you have any school ensembles and are Music Academy students required to participate?
We have a number of school ensembles for students to participate in and all students enrolled in the Music Academy are expected to participate in a minimum of one school ensemble.
Students who do not regularly participate in a school ensemble are not eligible for lessons within the Music Academy.
Ensembles rehearse and perform regularly and are invaluable to the students overall development as a well rounded musician.
In 2020, the following ensembles will be running:
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Brauer College Music Academy and working with you to achieve your goals.
You will find enrolment and hire forms on this page.
Upon successful enrolment to the Music Academy, you will receive an email which will contain the details of your child’s first lesson (date and time) and what they will need to bring to the lesson.
If you have any further queries about the Music Academy, please do not hesitate to contact me through Compass or by calling the school on (03) 5560 3888.
Head of Music
Mrs Hannah O’Neill-Smart