Instrumental Music School Services provides instrumental music services to more than 450 government primary and secondary schools, reaching more than 15,000 students from Years 3 to 12. In addition to weekly small group instrumental lessons, students have opportunities to participate in enrichment music activities which combine students working collaboratively across year levels and with students from other schools. To be accepted into an instrumental music program, students must satisfy the following criteria:
Willingness to participate in the instrumental music program
Enthusiasm and aptitude for music as demonstrated through participation in the classroom music program
Adequate parental support (parents are interviewed wherever possible)
Appropriate physical characteristics (for example, length of arms for trombone)
Ability to meet the requirements of the program (students have to come out of other classes for their instrumental lesson and must be prepared to practice daily)
Students who apply for selection into instrumental music should generally achieve a score of 20 or more on the Music Aptitude Indicator or its equivalent on another musical aptitude test. It is not possible to offer instrumental music tuition to all students; a careful selection procedure must therefore be followed.
Coolbellup Community School offers lessons in trumpet, guitar and clarinet.