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 2021

If your daughter would like to learn a musical instrument or have voice tuition in 2021 please fill in the online form here

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

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, Trumpet and Voice.

Students come out of class for one 30 minute lesson per week. The lesson times are rotated each term 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
Rebecca Harveycello, double bass
HyeWon Kim
:  violin
Matthew Stein:  trumpet, bass guitar
Georgia Jamieson Emms:  private singing
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 Performing Arts Department.

School Music Groups:

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.

  • Sonore Choir, directed by Rosemary Russell
  • All-Comers Choir, directed by Rosemary Russell and Cath Haley
  • String Orchestra, directed by Rosemary Russell and Rebecca Harvey
  • Jazz Combo, directed by Mike Isaacs
  • Barbershop Chorus and Quartets, directed by Rosemary Russell
  • Concert Band, directed by Mike Isaacs, Frankie Curac and Matthew Stein
  • Liturgy Band, directed by Rosemary Russell
  • Jazz/Funk Band, directed by Mike Isaacs and Paddy Bleakley

All-Comers Choir     


Concert Band

Jazz Combo

Jazz/Funk Band

Liturgy Band

Sonore Choir

String Orchestra

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.

This week

4-19 July - Term Break

Looking ahead

Monday 20 July

First day of Term 3