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Music Program

Music is an integral part of life at Nundah State School. The aim of the Music Program is to develop music skills, creativity, music appreciation and knowledge.

Our Classroom Music program features activity based learning. The children are taught the basic skills of music - beat, rhythm, pitch, singing, movement, listening, musical literacy, creating and playing. Great emphasis is placed on the playing and singing aspect.  Enjoy the movie from our Music Department.

Choral singing is a huge part of our school. Our four choirs produce quality performances and most importantly, have fun.

In classroom music lessons, years three, four and five learn the recorder. Years five, six and seven learn the ukulele and the guitar. Our Instrumental Music Program is renowned for its quality outcomes and high degree of participation. More than half of our students currently play a musical instrument and they are encouraged by dedicated and caring staff.

Current teachers in the Music Department at Nundah State School are as follows:

• Geoff Whitehead – classroom music (full time) and Program manager.

• Paul Johnston – Brass and woodwind and percussion (visiting 1 day)

• Mark Boughen – strings (visiting 1 day)

• Dan Simpson – percussion (visiting half a day)

• Rachel Doucet – Brass and woodwind and percussion (visiting half a day)


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Our school has many ensembles and choirs for students to choose to participate in:

  • Concert band
  • String orchestra
  • Senior choir (Years 5 + girls)
  • Junior choir (Years 3 and 4 mixed)
  • Little people’s choir (Year 2)
  • Boys choir (The Nundah Rock Singers) (Years 3 +)
  • Fife band
  • Guitar group
  • Ukulele group

Instrumental music

Instrumental music is a optional aspect of our music program at Nundah.

Instrumental music teachers visit the school to teach woodwind, brass, percussion and strings. If your child is interested in learning a musical instrument, please contact the music teacher to discuss your child’s nomination for one of these programs.

Children can begin the strings program in Year 3 and woodwind, brass or percussion programs in Year 5. Departmental instruments can be borrowed from the school or instruments can be hired or purchased through local music stores. A detailed Music program handbook (PDF, 282 KB) and Music expression of interest form (PDF, 410 KB) is available. Children who are part of the program are expected to participate fully.

Children who are part of the program are expected to participate fully. This includes a commitment to regular practice, attending lessons and performances and caring for her/his instrument. A satisfactory rate of progress is expected. Children who do not meet these requirements may be asked to leave the program so that other children may be offered a place in the program.