When we teach
Lessons run in line with the NSW public school term dates, usually 10 week terms.
2023 Teaching Dates
Monday 6th February to Thursday 6th April
Wednesday 26th April to Friday 30th June
Monday 17th July to Friday 22nd September
TBC Monday 17th July Pupil Free Day
Monday 9th October – Tuesday 19th December
2024 Teaching Dates
Tuesday 6 February to Friday 12 April
Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July
Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September
Monday 14 October to Friday 20 December
Individual lesson options
Individual lessons are usually 30 minutes long.
Lessons are offered:
During school - Individual instrument tuition on school premises during class times (participating schools only).
After school - Individual lessons at South West Music in Cressy St, Deniliquin.
Via video conferencing - for students who live in locations where there are no teachers available in their chosen instrument.
Individual lessons for every instrument are charged at $35.50 per half-hour lesson.
An additional administration fee is charged to each family each term.
Fees are charged at the start of each term and need to be paid prior to the commencement of lessons.
Ensembles and groups
Ensemble work or participation in a band is an addition to the individual tuition. Every member of the ensemble must pay the full term’s fees in advance before the ensemble/band program can commence.
We want to ensure all young people who want to can learn music.
If you are concerned about tuition fees, arrangements may be considered for a payment plan.
We also have a range of bursaries available. Please contact us to discuss the options.
If you don't have your own instrument, you can still learn! South West Music has a range of instruments for hire. There is an initial $50 returnable deposit for every instrument. The deposit is refunded when the instrument is returned in good order.
Instrument hire rates per term are:
$35 - Violin, Clarinet, Viola, Alto Saxophone, Flute
$40 - Cello
$50 - Drum Kit
Re-enrolment and enrolment changes
Re-enrolment forms must be completed at the start of each year.
Contact us for a re-enrolment form.
For any changes to your enrolment, please contact our Administration Manager