Welcome to the Petersham PS Instrumental Music Program.
The IMP is a parent-run program, overseen by the Music Committee of the P&C Association.
The IMP consists of three groups of ensembles: Band, Strings and Recorders.
Our conductors are:
Band - Alexander Lee
Strings - Bridget Hall
Recorder - Mikaela Sukkar
Our ensembles regularly perform at school events and a range of events in the wider community, including the Festival of Instrumental Music at the Opera House, Engadine Bandfest and Inner West Primary Schools Band Festival.
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
About the IMP
Petersham Public has a thriving music program led by the P&C Music Committee and our three conductors, and supported by the faculty, parents, and our enthusiastic and talented students. The program caters for all levels, from beginners to more experienced musicians, and students from Stage 1 and up are encouraged to participate. For most instruments, private tuition can be organised on school grounds before and after school, and most instruments can be hired from the IMP.
Being part of a musical ensemble is a wonderful opportunity for our students. No prior musical experience is needed to join the Junior Recorders, Stringlets and Training Band. During their time in the program 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.
We would like to Acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation who are the traditional custodians of this land. We would also like to pay respect to Elders both past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people present.
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