We are now taking enquiries about instrumental music lessons for student in years 3-6 in 2023. These lessons are offered by private providers. They have a weekly cost and occur during school times. After the initial registration of interest, all payments and ongoing communication about lessons takes place between parents/caregivers and the provider.

In some instances and after consultation between parents and teachers, some providers may offer lessons to younger students outside of class times, eg before school and at recess and lunch time.

Please read the information below about each of the programs.  You can choose to register your child’s interest using this Form or contact providers directly.

Lessons range in price from approximately $30 to $40 per 30 minute lesson.

If you are interested in your child learning Trumpet, Trombone or Tuba, Flute, Clarinet or Saxophone through the Department for Education Instrumental Music Service, please refer to the general information in this post and contact Sue Asser for more information about 2023 opportunities. The Instrumental Music Service Offers FREE Music Lessons for Students in Years 5 and 6!


Guitar lessons with Paul Henson have been a part of our Woodend community for many years. This is a very popular program, with many students learning guitar each year.

Paul offers lessons for Acoustic Guitar and Bass Guitar. Private and small group lessons are available.

Rock Band: We are seeking expressions of interest in Rock Band for 2023. This has been a very popular program in previous years. If there is enough interest, Rock Band will be offered to those already learning an instrument.


Lessons for String instruments will be offered by Sian Williams. Sian has taught strings for over 15 years in many schools around Adelaide. She specialises in primary aged children on violin, viola and cello as well as offering theory tuition alongside or independent to a music lesson. Sian has an extensive background in music therapy assistant work with children who may be anxious, living with ASD, ADHD, auditory and sensory processing, dyslexia, and dysgraphia and general social or academic challenges. Sian can be contacted on 0417836179 or sian@internode.on.net for any queries. 

Sian offers an introductory year long program before school for students in years 1 and 2 only (limited places) or standard 1 on 1 30-minute lessons.


Learn drums with Ed without needing to buy a drum kit straight away! Ed teaches all levels and uses the “Rockschool” AMEB syllabus which involves students to help them learn their own favourite songs as part of their assessments. Ed has successfully helped with hundreds of exam preparations, scholarship auditions and performance preparations. He has also toured as a professional musician nationally and internationally, as well as working with renowned producers to record in the USA and has spent two years in a row on the judging panel of the South Australian Music awards.

Contact Ed about getting started next year on 0458290211 or ed.noblemusic@gmail.com

Piano  *NEW*

“It’s my pleasure to offer one on one weekly Piano, Keyboard, & Recorder lessons at Woodend Primary School. I have taught music & played in top bands for 30 + years & have recently obtained a recent Music Degree. Music reading, theory, aural, history, & later composition, via music technology & improvisation.”

A mixture of styles from Classical to Rock, Pop, Jazz- tailored to the child. Happy to advise on instrument hire or purchase. More background on Facebook via Music Lessons Happy Valley – Daniel Aquilina

Daniel can be contacted on 0422153152 or danielkeyboards@gmail.com for any queries.

Vocal Lessons

We are very pleased to be able to offer a limited number of places for vocal lessons with Regina Crook in 2023! Regi has been teaching singing for twenty years all around Australia. After a beginning in Music Theatre, Regi moved into Classical Voice where she trained as a soprano. After completing her BA in Music, she moved into teaching voice and encourage a new generation of performers.

Lessons are individually tailored to voice type and focus on building vocal technique and confidence as a performer.


2023 Registration Form