Elwood College has a comprehensive instrumental music program providing students with the opportunity to develop skills, acquire knowledge and learn to appreciate music.  

In Year 7, all students learn an instrument, with a diverse choice of instruments, including voice. From Year 8 onwards, continued tuition is a popular option. Music Performance is offered as a VCE subject.

Some students will learn to play for enjoyment. Others will aspire to become professional musicians. All will have a great deal of fun being members of our music teams.  We encourage all students to develop their abilities and, to meet individual learning needs, acceleration and extension are available. Students are encouraged to take part in external examinations.

The commitment required in the music program benefits students socially and academically too. Choir and band require rehearsals and dedicated private practice, and learning music creates a community of students within the college and beyond.

Concerts are a regular feature of school life. Students regularly perform at school events and in the community, acting as ambassadors for the college.

Our teachers are experienced, highly qualified practising musicians seeking to share their love of music and develop joy in performance.

Expert tuition is provided in the following instruments:

  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Guitar Acoustic / Electric
  • Bass Guitar
  • Voice
  • Drum Kit
  • Percussion
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba