Petersham Public School has a thriving instrumental music programme (IMP). Led by the P&C Music Committee and our three conductors, the IMP is supported by school staff, parents & carers – and of course, our enthusiastic and talented students.

The program caters for all levels, from beginners to more experienced musicians. Students from Stage 1 and up are encouraged to participate. No prior musical experience is needed to join the Junior Recorders, Stringlets and Training Band. For most instruments, private tuition can be organised on school grounds before and after school, and most instruments can be hired directly from the IMP.

Why join the IMP?

Being part of a musical ensemble is a wonderful opportunity for our students. During their time in the programme, your child will learn to play an instrument, read music, and work together with their peers to produce wonderful music. The value of learning a musical instrument has long been acknowledged. Developing musical abilities has wide-ranging benefits in neurodevelopment as well as positive effects on many aspects of a child’s education. Being part of an ensemble helps a child to develop the cooperative and social skills required to be a valued member of any team.

Aims of the IMP

  • To give every student the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument regardless of their musical experience
  • To help students develop an appreciation and understanding of a wide range of musical styles
  • To give every student an opportunity to perform
  • To develop teamwork and leadership skills
  • To encourage a sense of responsibility and commitment

IMP Handbook

Everything you need to know about the Instrumental Music Program can be found in the IMP Handbook. 

IMP rehearsal schedule

StringletsMonday, 8:45am to 9:15am
Junior StringsThursday, 8:00am to 9:00am
Senior StringsMonday, 7:45am to 8:45am
Training BandWednesday, 8:00am to 9:00am
Concert BandFriday, 8:00am to 9:00am
Junior RecordersMonday, 8:30am to 9:00am
Recorder ConsortTuesday, 8:00am to 9:00am