See more information about our strings and ukulele programs.
Rozelle string program
The string program at Rozelle Public School offers both private lessons and group ensemble playing.
Private lessons are held at the school in the morning, throughout the day and in the afternoon.
Emma Greenhill(violin teacher) is currently undergoing her Bachelor of Music (composition) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She is currently working as a violin teacher at Mosman Public School, Hunters Hill Public School and here as the string coordinator. Emma taught at All Arts Academy for two years where she received coaching from music teachers who have given her vital skills to teach students of all ages and levels. Emma’s immense passion for playing and writing music in a vast range of genres compliments a teaching style that is adaptable and receptive to every individual student. She has been teaching composition, violin, and piano for over four years now, always aiming to make every lesson enjoyable and productive.
Marc Valpiani (cello teacher) is a multi-instrumentalist and graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of music. He plays the cello, saxophone, guitar, electric bass, sings, and also produces electronic music. He has a passion for teaching and performing and has experience teaching ensembles, children and adults as well as being an active performer in multiple ensembles
The Rozelle Public School ukulele program offers extra-curricular ukulele classes to children from Year 1 onwards. The children learn to play the ukulele and are encouraged to develop their singing voices. Classes are held five mornings a week to cater for the different skill levels and age groups.
The classes take place before school from 8.15 – 8.50 in C Block.
Children can be collected from OSHCLUB once the relevant permission forms are completed. Students should not be dropped at the classroom and left unattended prior to the commencement of the class. Please advise if your child needs to be collected from OSHClub.
In Term 1 2019, the beginner class will be held on Tuesday mornings.
How much does it cost?
The cost for term 1, 2019 is $200 based on 10 weeks of classes. Classes commence in Week 2 and run until the end of the term. Invoices will be issued prior to the start of term and payment is due by the end of the first week.
Students must have their own ukuleles and are encouraged to practice at home. We will provide each child with a music folder which should be brought to every class. We suggest purchasing an entry-level ukulele from a reputable music store such as Gladesville Guitar Factory or another specialist guitar shop. We generally recommend the Mahalo soprano ukuleles which should cost about $35 to $50. They are durable and stay in tune. Please do not buy a toy ukulele as they are very hard to tune and will not last.
Parents are also provided with the link to our YouTube channel so that children can play along at home.
How to join the ukulele program
New students are accepted at the beginning of each term. There can be a waiting list for entrance into the program so if you are interested in your child taking part please contact us to put your child's name down. Children will be offered places as they become available. Please include your child's full name, year and class in the email.