My name is Mr Matthew Armstrong and I am the Band Instrumental Music Teacher here at Ashmore. I would like to welcome you and your child to the Instrumental Music Program for 2020. It is a very exciting time for your child as they either commence or continue their journey of learning an instrument. You will no doubt be pleased with the level of confidence that committing to learning an instrument will create in your child.
Ashmore Instrumental Handbook
When: Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Times: A rotating timetable will be used for lessons. This will be displayed in the instrumental music room as well as in your child’s classroom.
Where: The Instrumental Music room located in the Music Block.
Band Rehearsals: These are compulsory and an important part of the student’s musical development.
Concert Band – Tuesdays at 7:55am for continuing students
Jazz Ensemble – Tuesdays at 3:00pm for selected students
Novice Band – Starting date will be Term 2 2020.
Requirements (as outlined in the IM handbook): Instrument, Method book (Sound Innovations), cleaning cloth, music stand for practice at home, display folder for sheet music.
Lessons only have 30 minutes of contact time per week so home practice is vital. To assist home practice students should access a music program called Smartmusic. To utilise this, it is necessary for students to have access at home to a computer or iPad for their daily practise sessions.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Experienced Senior Teacher – Instrumental Music