At Directions In Music we take the pressure off when it comes to running a Primary School instrumental program! We work together with parents, teachers and schools to help all of our school ensembles achieve their full potential. From initial parent meetings and instrument demonstrations right through to performances and specialist workshops, we manage everything so that you don’t have to!
We value our strong and supportive community of families, teachers, and schools. We love collaborating across our schools, and we ensure that we are always working together to offer the best possible opportunities for the musical development of our students.
Weekly Sessions at school
Students will usually participate in 2 sessions per week - an ensemble rehearsal, and an instrumental lesson. We offer a range of lesson options, depending on each school's needs:
It's important to set aside some practise time at home (about 10 minutes, 3-4 days a week is a great start), and you'll need to commit to the program for at least 1 school term.
All DIM students need to commit for at least one school term. Learning an instrument is sometimes tricky, and it can take a little while to get the hang of it. There's no instant gratification when it comes to learning an instrument - but with our support, and a strong commitment, you'll stick with it and be rewarded!
Our band programs are open to all students in year 3 and above.
Younger children are often still developing the motor skills or lung capacity required to start learning a band instrument, and we prefer for our students to start when they're really ready and able to manage their instrument!
*Intermediate Band dependent on student numbers
Our string programs are open to all students in year 2 and above. String instruments come in different sizes, and while it is possible to teach string instruments to younger students, we prefer to ensure they are well settled into the school process before starting them on their musical journey.
*Intermediate Strings dependent on student numbers
Membership fees are inclusive of 38 weeks of lessons throughout the school year (our terms can include 8- 10 lessons, depending on school calendars). All fees are charged in 4 equal payments, due prior to the start of each school term.
Our Membership Fees vary according to each school's lesson structure:
There are no refunds or credits for student absences, however, in some cases make up lessons may be offered at the discretion of the DIM office.