Maitland Conservatorium

Located at 301 High Street, Maitland, we offer a range of programs for all ages and levels of experience, including lessons in any instrument, Early Childhood Music classes and a number of ensembles. Some of our learning options are listed below.

Contact: (02) 4934 8036

Office Hours: Monday 11:00am - 4:00pm, Tuesday to Friday 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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Percussion Ensemble

Thursdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Maitland Percussion Ensemble nurtures percussionist's performance skills through a variety of un-tuned percussion instruments. Percussionists who specialise in drum kit are highly encouraged to consider this ensemble, as the musical focus is built around drum line (un-tuned) performance pieces. Rehearsals are musically rewarding and enjoyable, particularly for those who are interested in refining their ensemble skills and developing their stick control.

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String Development Program

The String Development Program is an introduction to violin for students learning in small groups. The program can run across a whole year group, or for select students and can directly link to curriculum outcomes. Students undertake weekly tutorials for 3-4 terms and will be encouraged to continue developing their skills by commencing private tuition and joining a Maitland Conservatorium string ensemble. Group and private lessons provided.

Read more about the String Development Program.

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Rock Theory Course

  • 9 week course
  • 1 hour classes
  • Learn how to build simple and complex chords
  • Learn how to solo using different scales and modes
  • Pair scales and chords to become a fluent soloist
  • Master the basics of music theory
  • Practice skills within the classroom with other musicians
  • Small classes providing lots of personal attention from the experts

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HSC Singing Package

Maitland Conservatorium of Music now offers an HSC Voice Training Package for students studying Stage 6 Music 1. Tuition is designed to help students manage technical fluency and develop vocal performance skills to complement their school based study program. This includes:

  • Breath control and its application in songs
  • Secure Intonation
  • Personal expression
  • Performance presentation as a soloist and with an ensemble

Students are encouraged to practise using resources that are accessed by their personal electronic devices.

This package is also available to younger students seeking to enhance their achievement opportunities well in advance of the HSC.

Music Teachers are invited to email course and assessment criteria, topic choices and individual student support needs. Students, upon enrolment, will then be assessed and a brief report returned outlining focus areas for voice development.  Three-way, open communication is encouraged to optimise growth and student confidence. Teachers are welcome to attend a lesson around key assessment times.Individual or shared (two students) lessons are available.