All students at Garin College have the opportunity of learning a musical instrument.  At Year 9 level we offer all students eight free music lessons on an instrument of their choice. Private lessons are then available at $20 for 20 minutes or $30 for 30 minutes in negotiation with your tutor. Private lessons are available for all other year levels.

If you are interested in learning an instrument, please complete this Google Form:

Year 9

Year 10-13

This year we have tuition available on the following instruments:

Acoustic Guitar
Bass Guitar
Electric Guitar
Violin
Drums
Voice (coming soon – new tutor to be confirmed)
Piano
Flute

Instrument hire may be available for flute or violin please contact liammuir@cloud.garincollege.ac.nz if you have any questions.

The benefits of music tuition and performance are many and varied, including:

  • Developing responsibility and self-discipline
  • Building confidence, self-esteem and a sense of achievement
  • Cultivating creativity
  • Developing interactive social skills and teamwork
  • Improving communication
  • Developing coordination and dexterity
  • Improving concentration
  • Providing an enormous amount of enjoyment and a life-long recreational interest
  • Learning music stimulates parts of the brain that nothing else uses
  • Uses right and left parts of the brain