4 November, 2022


Scotch Oakburn College has a long and proud tradition of Musical Excellence.  A core component of the College’s extensive Performing Arts Program is its Instrumental and Vocal Music, and Dance Lessons Program.

Research indicates that students who study and participate in music achieve higher academic results across all aspects of the curriculum, develop a greater sense of connection with their peers and the world around them. Active participation in music has positive benefits in a student’s life. Playing a musical instrument is not just an enjoyable experience, it also promotes teamwork, listening skills, personal discipline, and develops their sense of well-being and commitment.

Our students can also choose to enrol in Australian Music Education Board performance exams, with the added benefit of the support and experience of their tutor during the preparation process.

The Penquite co-curricular program at Scotch Oakburn College continues to evolve to offer a diverse range of Performing Arts subjects available to students in this highly effective learning environment.  Lessons are 1:1 with an experienced tutor for 30-minutes each week.

In addition to our wide range of Instrumental lessons and Voice lessons, we are pleased to be able to now offer Dance lessons to our students.  With the addition of dance tutoring at the College with Natasha Millwood-Green, students have the opportunity to be introduced to dance as a new art form, extend or refine current dance skills and knowledge, learn an additional dance genre, have routines choreographed or focus on performance and examination work across a wide range of genres including Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Contemporary and Highland styles.

The program is regarded as a year-long commitment with tuition continuing automatically into the next term.

By enrolling in Instrumental, Singing or Dance lessons, students are making a commitment to tuition, practice and active membership in relevant College Choirs, Bands or Ensembles for the academic year.

If you would like to learn more about our Co-curricular Performing Arts program please view our Dash page at The Dash – Music@Penquite or The Dash – Dance@Penquite .  Alternatively, feel free to contact us at or 6336 3344.

If you would like to enrol your child in lessons at school for 2023, please note that there may be limited availability in some subjects.   We aim to complete all 2023 enrolments prior to the end of Term 4, 2022 and currently enrolled students are given priority to their tutors’ availability.

Stephen King
Head of Performing Arts