SunArts is a comprehensive and progressive extra-curricular program where we offer specialist dance, drama and music lessons for students from beginners to advanced levels
What is SunArts?
Within the SunArts Program, Primary and Secondary students can pursue their love of music and performing arts by participating in individual or shared lessons.
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.
What tuition is available?
Tuition is available in the following areas:
- Keys – piano, keyboard
- Drama & Acting
- Contemporary Voice
- Strings – violin, viola, cello
- Brass and Woodwind – trumpet, trombone, saxophone
- Bandworx – rock band
Who are the SunArts teachers?
SunArts lessons are delivered both by Suncoast performing arts teachers plus a variety of external teachers who visit our campus to deliver individual, small group and class sessions. The tuition providers include Formed Movement Dance Training and ActingUp Youth Theatre Academy.
When are SunArts lessons conducted?
Most tuition is scheduled within College hours; however, some of the groups such as Dance and Drama class rehearsals may be held out of College hours.
What is the cost of SunArts tuition?
The cost of tuition is in addition to College Fees. The booking forms (below) indicate the cost of each type of tuition and any instrument hire costs. The cost of each lesson type are normally listed with each Enrolment Form.
What are the performance opportunities for SunArts students?
Suncoast Christian College has a wealth of performance opportunities for SunArts students of all levels and all disciplines. In fact, at Suncoast, we believe that the performing artists should be just that… performers! Opportunities include Spotlight, Onstage, Biennial Musical, Voice & Instrumental (VIP), Arts on Twilight, Weekly Chapel Band, Dance Showcase, external concerts, eisteddfods, and internal College events.
Shared or Individual 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.
Do I need to hire an instrument for my child?
Most instruments taught in the program can be hired through the College for a very reasonable rate on a term basis. To request an instrument, please complete the Instrument Hire Application Form.
What if I need to withdraw my child from Sunarts?
Should you need to withdraw your child from Sunarts lessons, please complete SunArts Withdrawal form.
P: 5451 3600
SunArts Tuition Partners
The aim of Formed Movement Dance Training is to build strong foundations in dance training and a life based on Jesus and their teachers are trained and certified in the Sunshine Christian Dance Syllabus and the Acrobatic Arts Syllabus.
ActingUp is the Sunshine Coast’s boutique theatre school. They offer extensive actor training and performance opportunities alongside fun classes run by experienced teachers.
Tuition Options & Enrolment Forms
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 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 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 ENROLMENT FORM >>
Trumpet, trombone and saxaphone 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 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 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 examsDANCE ENROLMENT FORM >>