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Senior School Music

Developing Music Skills from a Young Age

The Music program at Tranby College nurtures the musical development of students through class music, instrumental music, music production and ensemble participation. Through their lessons, students build theory knowledge, listen to and analyse music from a range of styles, these are classical, jazz and contemporary, develop their aural skills and learn to read music notation.

Class Music

In Years 7 and 8, class music caters for students with no prior musical experience, as well as continuing music students. Teaching is fun and interactive, with opportunities to experience instruments, create compositions, participate in performances and utilise digital technologies to develop and advance skills.

As students progress through the years, the opportunity to focus on theoretical aspects, as well as instrumental and aural development, prepares students who choose a music ATAR or General Music stream in Years 11 and 12.

Instrumental Tuition

Instrumental, vocal and music production lessons are available to students throughout the Senior School with an option to gain accreditation through the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB). Many continue with the instrument they began in Junior School, or some take the opportunity to learn something new.

Our range of contemporary and classical instruments available for tuition are: violin, viola, cello, double bass, classical or electric guitar, bass guitar, drums,  flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, voice and piano.

For music production, students can undertake individual or small group lessons in music production, songwriting, arrangement, recording, mixing and live performance using music technology.


Our range of ensembles, directed by Music and Instrumental staff, offer Senior School students a rich and rewarding experience of group rehearsals and, both internal and external, performances. Our ensembles include String, Vocal, Guitar, Choir and Percussion.