Instrumental Music Program

“Music is the universal language of mankind” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The instrumental music program at Bethany Lutheran Primary School is a valued addition to our learning community. This program provides students with the opportunity to develop musical skills, enhance their creativity, and promote teamwork.

Qualified and highly experienced music teachers offer both private and group lessons across a wide range of instruments including strings, brass, percussion, woodwind, and piano. We also have a very experienced Voice Coach working as part of this talented team.

The instrumental music program focuses on teaching students how to play an instrument. Parents may opt for individual and group lessons, depending on the instrument selected. This program also caters to students of all skill levels. The program may involve at times, opportunities for both formal and informal performances to showcase the students' skills and progress.

The instrumental music program offers numerous benefits for students, including cognitive, social, and emotional development. Here are some of the key benefits:

1. Cognitive development: Learning an instrument involves developing a range of cognitive skills, including memory, attention, and spatial reasoning. By practicing and memorising musical pieces, students improve their working memory and attention span, which can translate to improved academic performance in other areas. Learning to read music notation also requires spatial reasoning, which can improve math and science skills.

2.     Social development: Learning an instrument in a group setting fosters social development by promoting teamwork, communication, and collaboration. In a music ensemble, students learn to listen to each other, coordinate their playing, and provide feedback to one another. This collaborative learning environment helps to develop essential social skills that are transferable to other areas of life.

3.     Emotional development: Music has the power to evoke strong emotions and can be a powerful tool for emotional expression. Learning to play an instrument can help students develop emotional regulation skills and express themselves in a healthy way. Playing music can also be a form of stress relief and relaxation, which can help to improve mental health and well-being.

4.     Cultural appreciation: Learning to play an instrument exposes students to a range of musical styles and traditions from different cultures. This can help to broaden their horizons and develop an appreciation for diversity. Playing music can also provide a sense of connection to cultural heritage and history.

5.     Creative expression: Learning to play an instrument provides an outlet for creative expression and can help students to develop their artistic talents. Playing music can be a fun and rewarding activity that allows students to explore their creativity and express themselves in a unique way.

6.     Career opportunities: Learning to play an instrument can open up a range of career opportunities in the music industry, from performance to composition, teaching, and production. Developing musical skills at a young age can provide a solid foundation for pursuing a career in music later in life.

Becoming involved in the instrumental music program offers numerous benefits for students, including cognitive, social, emotional, cultural, and creative development. These benefits can have a positive impact on students' academic performance, mental health, and overall well-being, as well as provide a foundation for pursuing a career in music.

If you have any questions or queries around this program, please reach out to our Director of Arts, Mrs Ellie Clifford at