MacKillop Music

A music experience for Year 5 and 6 students

Interested in learning an instrument?

The MacKillop Music Academy commenced in 2023 and gives students in Years 5 and 6 at a Catholic primary school the opportunity to learn an orchestral string instrument or wind instrument one night per week during the school term.

The Academy isrun by MacKillop music teachers and lessons take place at the College’s Padua Campus in Wanniassa. MacKillop students and private tutors support the students in the program.

Instrument hire isalso available (if required) for the duration of enrolment in the MacKillop Music Academy.We have 12 instruments to choose from:

String Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass.

Wind Instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Euphonium, and Tuba.


The Academy operates as follows:

  • New students may enrol for the beginning of a schoolterm
  • Rehearsals areheld after school on Tuesdays during the term,from 4 – 5.30pm
  • Each session runs for a total of 90-minutes:
    • 30-minute small group session with a tutor
    • 15 minute break
    • 45 minutes ensemble rehearsal
  • There will be a concert performance at the end of each term for family and friends.
  • In addition, there will be opportunities for students to join MacKillop ensembles for rehearsals and workshops mid-term.

Financial Obligations

Fees for the program will be paid each term to cover tuition and instrument hire (if required).

  • Tuition fee is $150 per term
  • Instrument hire is $80 per term; however, students areable to provide their own instrument.

Applications will beaccepted beforeeach school term. Applications received after the beginning of each termwill be put on the list to commence at the beginning of the followingterm.

How to join the
MacKillop Music Academy

  1. Look at the instrument options below and choose an instrument you would like to play.
  2. Complete the online registration form below.
  3. The College will emailall registered participants to provide an outline of the program.
  4. Complete all required forms (sent by email) and pay the tuition fee.

What instruments are on offer?




Double Bass




French Horn





You canuse the form below to register for the MacKillop Music Academy.We would ask that you only register for the program if your child can attend the sessions on Tuesday afternoons from 4-5.30pm.

Register for the MacKillop Music Academy

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Need more information?

If you would like more information about the program, please contact the Director of Music, Mr Henry South:
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Acknowledgement of Country

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop made the statement: “We are but travellers here, so while we are here we should do as much good as we can and live in peace with each other.”

With this in mind, the College respectfully acknowledges the Ngunnawal people who are the Traditional Custodians and First People of the land on which we gather each day. The College also pays its respects to the Elders past, present and emerging, and any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples living and working in the MacKillop community.

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