Private Music Lessons

Whether string, woodwind, vocal or brass instrument in your daughter’s passion we have a number of excellent opportunities for students to progress her passion. We have a number of very talented private music teachers who come to the College during school hours. The fee for each half-hour lesson is set by the individual teacher.

Private Music Teachers Operating Out of St Clare’s College
PianoAnthony Bozicevic
Giselle Roberts
0416 704 085
0412 982 708
GuitarDennis Hanrahan0420 648 095Email
VoiceLauren Nihill0402 483 450Email
Julia Clancy0406 137 240Email
CelloEleanor Bladon0481 253 456Email

Instrumental Groups
Beginner String Program
(beginner small group lesson)
Julia Clancy0406 137 240Email
BandCharlotte GearsideEmail
Vocal EnsembleNick BarryEmail

Private Tuition

If you are interested in having your daughter taught through the school’s private music tuition program it is necessary to contact the teacher of the instrument you wish to learn via contact details provided.

As the College timetable is a ten-day cycle, students’ music lessons will be rotated on a term basis to ensure students do not miss the same class lessons throughout the year. It is the student’s responsibility to keep up with their school work and ensure that these lessons do not clash with any tests or assessments for which they have been given prior notice. Arrangements can be made with the private music teacher for an alternative time.

Furthermore, if a student is attending excursions, sports carnivals, retreats, competitions or any other school event, or due to illness they cannot attend their lesson, they must notify their private music teacher at least 24 hours in advance so alternative arrangements can be made. If 24 hours’ notice is not given to the private music teacher, you will be charged for the lesson.

For further information or if you have any questions or if your daughter’s instrument is note listed, please contact the Performing Arts Coordinator Charlotte Gearside on to discuss tuition options.

Instrumental Groups

St Clare’s College offers a range of Instrumental groups that provide opportunities for students to participate, learn, develop, perform and excel. Our instrumental groups promote a sense of belonging and fosters a sense of pride in both individual and group achievements. If your daughter is interested in participating in one of our instrumental groups, please contact Charlotte Gearside: or the tutor via their contact details provided above.

  • Beginner String Program

St Clare’s runs a successful String’s program that allows beginner students to learn violin, viola or cello with minimal cost for one semester. The cost is $230 which includes instrument hire.

Beginner students will take part in a small group tutor program; receiving tuition from expert violin and cello teachers. Here, students are afforded a safe space to explore learning a new instrument while also receiving more individual attention in a small group setting to develop their skills.

If your daughter is interested in pursuing the violin, viola or cello after the 6 months then you can arrange private tuition with the tutor.

If you would like your daughter to be involved in this exciting opportunity then please email Charlotte Gearside:

  • Chamber Orchestra and Band

To enrich our Private Tuition Program and further develop our students musical and performance skills, St Clare’s offers 2 instrumental groups:

Chamber Orchestra functions as a lesson for our pre-existing students of violin, viola and cello and is an opportunity for String students to develop repertoire.

Band: Is open to all students learning an instrument via our program or externally as an opportunity to develop repertoire. If you would like your daughter to be involved in either of these instrumental groups then please email Charlotte Gearside: