Do you love music? Would you like to learn to sing or play an instrument like your favorite musicians? Charles La Trobe P -12 College offers private tuition with specialist teachers for Year 5 to Year 12 students.


Charles La Trobe College provides quality instrumental music instruction for students. Specialist teachers provide weekly 30-minute individual/small group lessons during school time (8 lessons per term). Lesson times are rotated weekly to ensure minimal absence from any one class.

The Instrumental Music Staff: 

  • Tass Minas – Guitar/Bass Guitar
  • Ben Carter – Woodwind/Piano
  • Raphael Hammond – Piano/Keyboard/Trumpet/Trombone
  • Lillian Albazi – Voice
  • Mark Voogd – Drum-kit/Percussion

Our staff are highly experienced musicians and specialist teachers who are actively working in the industry. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive and enriching music program, which promotes musicianship, confidence and expression through supporting and mentoring students with a passion for music.


The College holds two official yearly concerts, with many other performance opportunities available to students including assemblies, school events and involvement in school bands/ensembles.


The College is proud to provide quality music lessons to students for an extremely low cost of only $100 for the entire year of tuition (32 lessons). This fee covers tutoring, photocopying and minor repairs to instruments. A deposit of $20 is required before the commencement of lessons, with full payment required by the 5th lesson.

Instrument Hire

We also offer instrument hire at $40 per year. Drumsticks are available for drum students at $10 through the school. Please speak to your relevant teacher if you wish to hire an instrument.


Teachers will provide students with a timetable at the start of term, which will also be available for online viewing within Compass. It is the students’ responsibility to check the music timetable regularly, and attend the music class on time. We recommend arriving a few minutes prior. If you are unsure how to access your timetable, ask your music teacher for help. Year 5/6 students will be picked up from their classroom.


Your music lessons are an extra class that you attend in addition your regular classes. The roll will be marked in the same way, and absences will be recorded on Compass.

From time to time, you may have an exam, an excursion or be absent from school. In these cases – you must let your teacher know the week before where possible. The earlier you do this, the more chance there is that we can reschedule your lesson.


Undertaking regular home practice is essential for maximum development and is expected of students. Just like any other skill, the more students practice, the more they will improve – and enjoy the classes.


In addition to the mid and end of year concerts teachers may offer students the opportunity to perform at one of our other events at the College, such as: ‘School of Rock’, Open Days, Lunchtime performances, Band performances, Assemblies or Celebration evening. Students who choose to take part of one of these events, must attend the required lunchtime rehearsals.

What do I need to bring?

Just like any other class, you are expected to bring the appropriate required materials to every lesson.

  • VOICE: Display folder to keep your lyrics/sheet music, Pencil/pen, USB drive.
  • PIANO:A display folder to keep your music, and a pencil/pen.
  • DRUMS:Drumsticks – Available for purchase through the school
  • GUITAR:Display folder, USB Stick, Pencil/Pen
  • SAXOPHONE/CLARINET:Instrument Hire Available through school, Pencil/Pen.

Information & Application Form

For more information or to enrol, please download the following information and application form.


For more information contact the college.