Classroom and Group music

South West Music delivers classroom music programs in primary schools across the region.

 

Schools from Booligal to Balranald, Hay to Hillston receive regular music lessons.

 

Our classroom and group programs are delivered through outreach visits and video conferencing.

We offer a range of programs including choir, Chamber music, bucket drumming, junk orchestra, string and guitar with more to come in 2023.You can learn at your school, at South West Music, or remotely.

 

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Chamber Music Program

Our new outreach program designed to tour a small group of professional musicians in a duo, trio or quartet setting to rural and remote schools. Designed by Head of Music, chamber music specialist and Teaching Artist, Louise King, this program gives students the opportunity to experience professional musicians playing a variety of orchestral instruments up close and live and blends imaginative storytelling with live music.

 

Each show is designed to excite and entice children to explore the world of music through literacy.

 

Tour planned for October 2022

 

To find out how your school can join the program, contact our office

Choir Program

‘Young Voices’ is led by our vocal teaching team who have a diverse range of professional experience from conducting to recording and early childhood teaching.  Our choir program is centered on the belief that every child can learn to sing, and every child is welcome and included. 

Singing in a fun learning environment that can help young people develop confidence, self-esteem, communication and social skills.   Lessons include action songs, rounds, unison and two-part songs, and musical interactive games which develop a student’s knowledge in pitch, rhythm, concentration, co-ordination and memory.

 

To find out how your school can join the program, contact our office

Choir Program “River Song”

Designed to reconnect our community through the joy of song, we will be offering a choir classroom program to schools around the region culminating in a mass outdoor choir River Song Finale on Saturday 19 November.

In the lead-up to the event, participating schools are supported with a free choir workshop delivered by SWM with a leading guest choral director to inspire participants with the power of song.

Remote and small schools can talk to us about how to receive our assistance to attend the final workshop and finale.

 

To find out how your school can join the program, contact our office

Bucket Drumming

Upgrade with Bucket Drumming 2.0 sessions that are fun, age-appropriate, engaging and educational.  Each session can be adapted for the occasion and range; from school workshops to band program specific or teacher team building sessions. Every workshop includes buckets and sticks and a teacher resource kit.

This is a high energy, full participation rhythm learning experience that takes you on a journey across the world and back in time to understand the fundamentals of rhythm and pattern-based music.

To find out how your school can join the program, contact our office

Junk Orchestra Project

Junk Orchestra is a recycling project, designed to engage students with hands on learning. Junk Orchestra turns rubbish, household objects and everyday items into an experimental sonic playground. The musical concepts that are explored in this project are timbre, pitch, rhythm, ostinato, dynamics, form through improvisation and composition. Your instrument doesn’t have to look or sound like a traditional instrument. The activities require no experience in music but can be adapted to meet the needs of teachers who may have a higher level of skill in music education.

To find out how your school can join the program, contact our office

Beginner Class String Program

This program is for students who wish to study violin or cello in a supportive and interactive class program.  Our experienced teacher will help students develop a love of music through quality innovative education and bust the idea that learning a classical orchestral instrument is boring! SWM has violins and cellos for hire.

To find out how your school can join the program, contact our office

Beginner Class Guitar Program

Students learn in groups (3-10 students) or in a class during school, making the lessons affordable and easily accessible. Students are taught basic entry skills to play acoustic or electric guitar while learning alongside their peers. A school performance showcase for parents and peers is built into the program to create excitement and motivation through each term of lessons.

To find out how your school can join the program, contact our office

More to come in 2023...

We have more exciting programs to come in 2023 including...

  • Beginner band program

  • Beginner concert band

  • Beginner rock band

To find out how your school can join the program, contact our office

Our classroom and group tutors

Zech Walters

Zech has been playing the guitar for sixteen years and has twenty-two years’ experience as a singer-songwriter. He is passionate about mentoring emerging musicians and sharing his experience in the recording music industry from session recording to production. His focus is on teaching creative song writing and rock band music business skills.

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