Tate Street offers a challenging, innovative and thoroughly successful music program. Under the expert and enthusiastic guidance of our music teacher Ms Dani Rocca, our students have the opportunity to learn to play marimba, percussion, ukulele, sing and dance! As well as the classroom music program, and the classroom singing program run by the classroom teachers, Tate Street offers the following opportunities:
PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS
Private instrumental music lessons during school time are available. They are held in our well-resourced music room from highly qualified teachers. Please contact Mr Terry Scott for further details.
At every Assembly we sing the National Anthem and our very own Tate Street School Song. Most weeks, a class will perform a song they have been learning.
Led by Mrs Humphries, they recently placed 2nd in the Geelong Eisteddfod.
Tate Street has a class set of ukuleles so that any student, from Prep to Grade 6, can join Uke Club. the club is designed to introduce students to the ukulele and develop the skills to play simple songs, becoming more challenging as students progress. The club is very popular with students, requiring membership to be based on a term-by-term model. The ukuleles can even be hired out to play on the weekend.
Run by the Salvation Army, Just Brass offers a free program of weekly brass and percussion group instrumental lessons and band rehearsals. Group instrumental lessons are conducted at school, and band rehearsals are held at the South Barwon Salvation Army hall in Belmont. Transport from school to the hall and return is provided as part of the program. The program is so popular that there is currently a waiting list.
Link to Salvation Army Just Brass
There is a group for all ages and levels in our marimba program:
This is a group open to students in grades Prep to 2. At weekly rehearsals they learn fun marimba songs and occasionally perform in and out of school.
Marimba for Fun
Marimba for Fun is a group of students in grades 3 to 6 who come together to play for fun during lunchtime once a week.
This is a group for students in grades 3 to 5 who want the chance to audition for the MarimbaTaters in 2017. Rehearsals are held once a week, before school.
MarimbaTaters membership is be selection only and students must meet attendance requirements to remain in the group. This is the main marimba performance group and they rehearse a minimum of two time a week, including before school. For more on the MarimbaTaters, click on the link.