Music Tuition and Ensembles

An instrument and ensemble for everyone

Learn more about private music tuition and the various ensembles on offer at IGS


IGS has a rich performing arts program and many of our students elect to undertake private tuition on an instrument of their choice.

Learning to play an instrument entails self-directed learning, and the ability to work calmly and consistently towards mastery.

Students who undertake private tuition are encouraged to participate in the School’s various music ensembles.


Making music in ensembles involves cooperating with others, listening to others and working harmoniously towards the goal of a performance, as well as a commitment to learning the music and attending rehearsals regularly.

Students in Year 4 and Year 5 participate in the School’s Instrumental Program and are given the opportunity to learn a band instrument and perform in a concert band as part of their classroom program.


Ensemble opportunities include:

Early Learning to Year 2

Junior Orchestra and Years 1 to 2 Choir

Year 3 to Year 6

Sarasate Strings, Paganini Strings, Primary String Quartets, Training Band, Bay Street Band, Kelly Street Band, Jazz Band, Year 3 and Year 4 Choir, Year 5 and Year 6 Choir, Primary Guitar Ensemble, Primary Recorder Ensemble, Primary Xylophone Ensemble (Mojo Xylos), Percussion Ensemble and Lunchtime Concerts.

High School

Senior Orchestra, IGS Wind Orchestra, Symphonic Winds Ensemble, IGS Jazz Band, Senior Vocal Ensemble, IGS Voices, Sound Lounge, Saxophone Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Lunchtime Concerts.

The IGS annual concert program is planned to ensure that all groups have performance opportunities across a variety of school and community events.