We have a team of wonderful and experienced music tutors who teach piano, keyboard, electric and acoustic guitar, drums, voice, woodwind, brass and bass guitar.

Lessons are conducted throughout the school day, and enrolment forms can be obtained from the school office or from music teachers Mrs Files or Mrs Boyd. There are places available now and we especially encourage year 7 students to join.

Instrument hire (strings, brass, woodwind) is available for those students that take up lessons subject to instrument availability or participate in the band program.

Singing with our Xavier Voices ensemble continues each Wednesday after school from 3-30pm until 4-30pm. New members are most welcome to join.
It is free, it is fun and no audition is necessary. All you have to do is LOVE SINGING!

Band Practice runs each Monday after school from 3-30pm until 4-30pm with Mrs Kathy Boyd. New Members are also most welcome.

Music occupies a significant place in world cultures and the recorded history of all civilisations. It is a unique symbol system that uses sound to imply meaning and convey information. Music has the capacity to cross cultural and societal boundaries. It plays a variety of important roles in the cultural and spiritual lives of people, which is reflected in its prominent place in society and its immense contribution to the global economy. At an individual level, music is a medium of personal expression that enables the sharing of ideas, feelings and experiences and all students should have the opport unity to develop their musical abilities and potential.

The study of music combines the development of cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains in such a way that all domains contribute equally to the act of making music. It allows for the expression of the intellect, imagination and emotion, the exploration of values, and fosters an understanding of continuity and change, as well as the connections between different times and cultures. The nature of music study also allows students to develop their capacity to manage their own learning, work together with others and engage in activity that reflects the real world practice of performers, composers and audiences.

Senior Courses offered by Music

Music 1

The purpose of Music 1 is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes within a broad musical context and encourage the desire to continue learning in formal and informal music settings after school. The course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of musical styles, including contemporary popular music, and for many, it will serve as a pathway for further training and employment in the music industry or in contemporary music fields.

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Latest Music News

Monday February 19 2018

Lauren Eddy Debut’s Incredible Music Video On Youtube – Tom Rattenbury’s Filming, Outstanding

In late November 2017, Lauren Eddy was nominated for best indie folk ballad for her song ‘This Old Town’. Lauren’s music video was filmed locally by Year 12 student Tom Rattenbury, another extremely talented student. We would like to formally congratulate Lauren on her incredible craftsmanship of ‘This Old Town’ and Tom for his amazing editing […]

Thursday February 15 2018

2017 HSC Graduate – Tiana Smerdon Debut’s Incredible Music Video

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Xavier High School graduate, Tiana Smerdon on the immense dedication and hard work that she put into her 2017 HSC music studies. We are extremely proud to share with you Tiana’s incredible music video, ‘Shakespearean Tragedy’ . ‘Shakespearean Tragedy’ also features Year 11 Drama student, Jack […]

Friday February 2 2018

On A Musical Note – Instrumental & Vocal Lessons

Enrolments 2018 – Instrumental and Vocal Lessons Have you always wanted to sing or learn an instrument?! Now is the time! Enrolments are now being taken for instrumental music lessons commencing in 2018. We have a fine team of tutors available teaching piano, keyboard, voice (popular and classical), guitar, bass guitar, drum kit, woodwind and […]

Wednesday December 20 2017

2018 Music Tutoring Information and Tutor Profiles

Please find below the enrolment letter and profiles for our music tutors. If you would like your child to be involved with music tutoring in 2018, please complete the enrolment form at the bottom of the letter and return it to the school. 2018 Music Tutoring Enrolment Letter Xavier High School Music Tutors  

Wednesday August 30 2017

2017 ALBURY Further Eisteddfod Results

  ENSEMBLES ‘The Voice Collective’ Xavier Secondary School Choir. Our school choir achieved an outstanding mark of 93 and second place in the open secondary school section. Pipped for first by one mark in one of the best and most closely contested sections the adjudicator remarked she had seen in years. Their performances of When […]

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