Music lessons are offered at a user pays arrangement. We have had various instruments studied such as clarinet, piano and guitar. In 2017, we have had a violin tutor join our staff. Sarah Scheermeijer offers individual tuition and participation in a strings ensemble.
North West Strings Program
The North West Strings program offers a unique opportunity for students to continue learning their instrument in private lessons, as well as in rehearsal sessions, included in the academic timetable. The program includes performance, aural skills, sight-reading and theory components, nurturing the development of musical abilities to the highest level. Performances of the North West Christian Strings include school events such as Speech Night, String Workshops, school term concerts, community Eisteddfod performances and Community Church mission and outreach and performances. Weekly classes are challenging and exciting, and offer a complete opportunity for students to gain confidence in music performance, to ultimately share the joy of music with others.
Meet Sarah Scheermeijer
After being invited to perform the violin for the governor of Queensland at the age of 9, Sarah continued violin studies with the acclaimed string educator Elizabeth Morgan AM. She was consequently a featured artist on ABC 2NR radio and gave a solo performance at the Sydney Opera House in 1999, featured as soloist in the St George Commercial on national TV (1999), and performed solo with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Quartet. She was awarded music scholarships from Somerville House, QLD Young Conservatorium of Music, Avondale College and the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, including the Australian Post Graduate Award. Sarah is currently the director of North West Christian Strings (TAS), the musical director of the Tasmanian Adventist Orchestra, and the conductor of the Burnie Stringalong Orchestra, and currently tutors violin at Don College, Hellyer College and North West Christian School.