At Northside Christian College, we celebrate music as form of creative expression given to us as a gift from God. In the Primary School we offer an energetic and joy-filled 45-minute weekly music program. Classes take place in our fully-equipped music room, where students have numerous opportunities to experience and explore creative expression through various units focused on topics such as dance, ukulele, glockenspiel, percussion and boomwhakers. Students also gain confidence and experience with regular performance opportunities at events such as school assemblies, open days and musical recitals.
All Northside Christian College students have access to our instrumental music programme through our instrumental music coordinator here at the college. All individual lessons are delivered during the school day and these lessons and the associated ensembles are conducted by our expert and highly trained teaching staff.
If you wish to enroll your child in private lessons you can do so by following the link to the enrolment information or simply inquire via the music coordinator or the school office.
We seek to facilitate and allow each child to grow and develop their musical skills in a well-structured and focused way allowing them to develop and share their God given gifts with our world.
What we offer:
At Northside Christian College we offer a variety of instruments to be taken as individual lessons. We also provide students with opportunities to perform in a range of ensembles and take practical exams to enhance and progress their musical abilities and skills.
Currently we offer individual lessons in the following instruments:
- Drum Kit and mallet percussion
- Music Theory
Currently we offer the opportunity for students to perform with these ensembles:
- Primary percussion ensemble
- Primary choir
- Chapel band
- Senior guitar ensemble
Note: Ensemble attendance is not at an extra cost to students and we encourage all students taking individual lessons to participate in an ensemble programme.
Jeremy Varghese – Guitar
Qualifications: (Associate Degree of Applied Music (Performance)- Box Hill Institute
Jeremy is a professional guitarist who has worked with Melbourne bands of varying styles from Indie Folk, Blues, Jazz and Hip Hop. He has been teaching guitar at schools and from his home studio for over 4 years and has had students from primary school all the way to adult age.
Jeremy has a passion for Jazz harmony and improvisation and strives to see his students find their own unique voice through improvising.
Jacinta Wang – Piano
Jacinta has graduated with a double degree in Music/Art from the University of Melbourne, and has been teaching piano at Northside since 2014. As an experienced piano teacher, Jacinta understands students need a teacher with ample patience and the knowledge that learning must be interesting as well as informative. One of Jacinta’s specialties is helping students prepare for professional music exams. Additionally, Jacinta is an accomplished keyboard accompanist, and has played with a number of violin students in their AMEB exams – many of whom received top marks.
Jacinta is keen to apply her knowledge, skills and qualifications to develop the musicianship of our young people at NCC.
Jessica Eldridge – Voice and Flute
Jessica has always had a love of music and singing, having been brought up all her life around music. During her time at school, Jessica has had experience being part of numerous musicals, choirs and school bands. As an adult, Jessica studied music at the Melba Conservatorium (VUT) and a diploma of Education at the University of Melbourne. Additionally Jessica sings with the worship team at her church and in a number of bands.
Jessica is passionate about teaching and sharing her love of music with students and working with a variety of styles from classical to contemporary.
Andy Horneman – Drum Kit and Percussion
Andy Horneman is a professional drummer/percussionist and drum teacher at Northside. Andy has a passion for the drums and his love of music comes through in his playing, with a desire to communicate through both teaching and performance. Andy has studied with some of the finest teachers both in Australia and abroad in Europe and currently holds an Ad. Dip in music performance from NMIT Melbourne.
On top of a very busy teaching load across a number of Melbourne private schools Andy regularly tours and performs all over Australia and abroad in Europe with artists such as Levi McGrath, Alexander Nettelbeck Impromptu Quartet, Mandy Meadows and the Honeytons and many more. For more info on Andy’s upcoming performances and teaching work see his website below.
Forms, Timetables and Contact Info
If you are a parent with a child in the instrumental program and you do not have access to the timetable for that instrument, please email the Music Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send you access as soon as possible
Please forward any inquiries to our music coordinator Mr Andrew Horneman via email@example.com
- Primary school – Prep to Year 6
- Middle School – Year 7 to 9
- Senior School – Year 10 to 12