SunArts – Creative & Performing Arts
At Suncoast, Primary and Secondary students pursue their love of music and performing arts through the SunArts Program attending a range of individual or shared lessons from Contemporary Voice to Instrumental Music, Dance and Drama.
We believe that learning a musical instrument helps children succeed in many areas of their social, personal and educational development.
Our teachers are privileged to share your child’s journey in mastering a new instrument or performing in front of an audience and seeing their confidence grow. Performance is an important aspect of a student’s musical education, and there are a number of opportunities at Suncoast where students can develop these skills.
Specialist SunArts teachers deliver a comprehensive and progressive program for students from beginner through to advanced levels. Most tuition is scheduled within College hours; however some of the groups such as Dance and Drama classes and Concert Band rehearsals may be held out of College hours.
Enrolment into SunArts
Please download and complete the relevant enrolment form and bring to Main Administration to arrange registration and payment with the Business Office. The SunArts teacher will then contact you to arrange for a suitable weekly lesson time for your child.
SunArts lessons in piano and keyboard give students valuable foundational musical skills. Beginners often stay committed through years of training to become advanced pianists in classical and modern music.Instrumental SunArts Enrolment Form
Guitar – Bass, Electric, Acoustic
Guitar is a popular SunArts subject and students are often found playing in rock bands and a range of other genres including classical guitar.Instrumental SunArts Enrolment Form
A very popular SunArts subject that is run after school in classes from Prep through to Year 12. There are multiple classes which are age and skill based and also specific classes that focus on production as well as exams and eisteddfods.Drama SunArts Enrolment Form
Trumpet, Trombone and Sax are the core instruments in stage band, modern Christian music and work well in the contemporary nature of the Arts at Suncoast. Flute and Clarinet students are also included in this program.Brass & Woodwind SunArts Enrolment Form
Vocal lessons continue to grow in SunArts with many fine voices enhancing College performances as well as our local community. Our focus for vocals is contemporary voice and there are almost as many boys as girls in the program.Instrumental SunArts Enrolment Form
A popular SunArts subject that is run after school. The dance program covers not only classical ballet, but jazz and contemporary dance as well. Students are involved in numerous performances during the year and also prepare for dance exams.Dance SunArts Enrolment Form
Individual or shared lessons
Thirty minute lessons are given to individual students or to two students who share the lesson. The shared lesson gives students the opportunity to learn at a reduced cost while enjoying the benefits of a small group environment.
Students who are more advanced usually need an individual lesson with the teacher so that more focus can be directed to individual needs and the student can learn at their own pace. After the initial learning stages, students can consider undertaking music exams as the exam recognises a national standard of achievement and creates a timeframe for the work to be completed.
Students preparing for exams must have an individual lesson.
Most instruments taught in the program can be hired through the College for a very reasonable rate on a term basis.
Further information can be found in the enrolment forms above.