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
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.