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Musicianship helps all aspects of musical understanding and application. Students benefit significantly from Musicianship classes, which in turn accelerates practical progress on their instrument. Students can commence Musicianship classes from late Primary School or early High School. Higher levels of Musicianship can help with HSC Music.

Our new courses, developed by Dr Phillip Rutherford, cover the following topics:
  • Read music more accurately
  • Understand how music is structured
  • Improve aural abilities ie. ‘ear training’
  • Sight reading skills
  • Sight singing skills
  • Music history
  • Music appreciation of all styles of music, from classical to popular

MUSICIANSHIP Timetable for 2020:

Grade 1
  • Tuesday - 5.45pm Melissa Lark
  • (Schools Scholarship) Thursday - 4.45pm Phillip Rutherford
Grade 2
  • Tuesday - 4.45pm Melissa Lark
  • (Schools Scholarship) Wednesday - 4.00pm Phillip Rutherford
Grade 3
  • Tuesday - 3.45pm Melissa Lark
  • (Schools Scholarship) Monday - 4.00pm Phillip Rutherford
Grade 4
  • Thursday - 5.45pm Phillip Rutherford
Grade 5
  • Monday - 5.00pm Phillip Rutherford
Grade 6
  • Friday - 4.00pm Phillip Rutherford
Grade 7
  • Friday – 5.00pm Phillip Rutherford

Our Head of Musicianship Program is Dr Phillip Rutherford. If you would like more information on classes or content, please complete the enquiry form and Phillip will be in touch with you.  Alternatively, you can enrol into a musicianship class here.
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Term Dates

The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates

Term 1
Tuesday 28/1 to Thursday 9/4 
(Saturday Strings concludes 4 April)

Term 2
Monday 27/4 to Saturday 4/7 
(Saturday Strings concludes 27 June)

Term 3
Monday 20/7 to Saturday 26/9 
(Saturday Strings concludes 19 September)

Term 4
Monday 12/10 to Saturday 19/12
(Saturday Strings concludes 12 December)

Mission Statement

We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.