Jazz Band
Jazz Band
Senior Choir
Jazz Band


At Sacred Heart College students have the opportunity to participate in many extracurricular musical activities.

Music Tuition Enrolment for 2020

If your daughter would like to learn a musical instrument or have voice tuition in 2020 please fill in the online form here

If you require a paper copy, one can be picked up from outside the Music Office.

Due dates: 
Seniors 1 November 2019
Juniors  29 November 2019

2020 musical group membership enrolment form click here

2020 musical instrument hire form click here

Instrumental and Vocal Tuition

Instrumental and Vocal Tuition is held during the school day.  We have a fabulous line-up of Itinerant Music teachers who come to our school once a week to teach their specialty instrument.

We offer lessons in: Violin, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Piano and Voice.

Students come out of class for one 30 minute lesson per week. The lesson times are rotated so students miss only a small portion of each subject. Arrangements can be made for senior students to be taught during specified times, such as study periods, before or after school, or lunchtime.

Each of our fabulous tutors are active participants in the greater Wellington music scene and have years of teaching experience:

Paddy Bleakley: guitar
Olivia Campion:  drums
Frankie Curac:  saxophone, clarinet and group flute
Cath Haley:  singing
Georgia Jamieson Emms: private singing
HyeWon Kim:  violin
Matthew Stein:  trumpet, bass guitar and guitar
Rebecca Warnes: cello
Anna Prasannan:  private flute
Carole Taylor:  private piano

Tuition Costs: 

Sacred Heart College offers lessons in two ways, Ministry funded lessons and Private funded lessons.

The school has a limited number of Ministry of Education funded itinerant lesson hours. 

Preference for Ministry of Education funded lessons is given to those students who show enthusiasm and commitment to Music both in the classroom and through extra-curricular music activities at Sacred Heart. These lessons are taught in small groups of 2-7 students. This provides a social and friendly environment to begin a new instrument.

Private lessons give students the opportunity to have their musical ability nurtured and developed. These lessons help grow each student into a sensitive, disciplined and confident person. We strongly encourage Option Music students (Year 10 – 13) to take private lessons, to receive in-depth preparation for the academic Music course.
Note: these lessons are also available to any student at Sacred Heart College, whether they are taking Music as a subject or not.

Instruments for hire:

Click here for the 2020 musical instrument hire form

The school has violins, celli, flutes, clarinets trumpets and saxophones for hire if you require it. The cost of hiring an instrument is $100 for the school year, $75 for Terms 2-4, $50 for Terms 3-4 and $25 for Term 4. This charge covers the maintenance and repairs of the instruments. Alternative arrangements to hire an instrument need to be directly discussed with the staff in the Music Department.

School Music Groups:

Click here for the 2020 music group membership enrolment form

To further nurture each student's musical ability we offer a wide range of music groups. Playing in a group is a fun way to help motivate students through musical interactions with peers. Singing and playing together grows students' musical knowledge, helps refine technique, develops leadership skills and learn to have fun with music.

  • Senior Choir, directed by Rosemary Russell
  • Junior Choir, directed by Rosemary Russell and senior voice students
  • Orchestra, directed by Rosemary Russell
  • Jazz Band, directed by Mike Isaacs
  • Barbershop, directed by Rosemary Russell
  • String Quartet and other Chamber Music combinations, coordinated by Rosemary Russell
  • Rock Bands, self-directed

Performance Opportunities:

Music Performances give students the opportunity to show their peers, family and friends what they have been working on. Students have the opportunity to perform in a wide range of settings, including the Big Sing Choral Festival, Jazz Festival, Rockquest, the National Chamber Music Competition, the Wellington Band and Orchestra Festival, NCEA Performance assessments, assemblies and liturgies.


The school office re-opens on Tuesday 21 January.

Start of year details click here

Stationery lists click here