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Ararat College offers a strong music program with many students participating in a large variety of musical instruments.

Music can be a great way for people to spend time on their own, but it can also be a great way to spend time with others. Participation in the school band can be very exciting and rewarding. There are a variety of different ensembles, and students may choose to form their own band with supervised rehearsals at lunch times.

Students will be given the opportunity to travel and perform with these music groups. This is a great opportunity for both personal and social growth and can result in a massive improvement in ability throughout a student’s total education.


Tuition costs $110 and covers lessons for the entire year. Please note that this fee cannot be refunded once your child commences lessons.


Ararat College recommends the purchase of instruments for a child that would like to have their own.  Learning an instrument requires lots of practice, and while much can be achieved practicing at school, the best chance for improvement comes with the ability to practice at home.  Parents contemplating the purchase of instruments should also get advice before purchasing instruments to avoid buying something of poor quality.

It is possible for students in year 7 and 8 to take a free loan of an instrument from the school. There are a number of instruments at Ararat College, however they are not unlimited so there may be a waiting period for some requests. This can be a great opportunity for parents to find out if their child wishes to continue before making a purchase.


Some students choose to take Australian Music Examinations at Ararat College as a way to structure their learning and to receive external assessment by Australia’s premiere music examination body. The A.M.E.B. exams can allow students entry into many community bands and are an excellent preparation for a professional career in music.


If your child would like to start or continue instrumental music lessons at Ararat College please complete an application form available from the College Office or download directly here.
Please note that the $110.00 levy is not refundable after your child has commenced lessons.

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