NWCS Strings Program
North West Christian School offer a Strings program available to all students. Primary and Secondary levels are accommodated separately. All levels of string playing are nurtured, and the development of musical abilities are encouraged to their highest level.
The combination of weekly private tuition, ensemble practice, and music class provide a unique opportunity for students to flourish musically. The experience is challenging and exciting. Music performance, theory, aural and ensemble skills are all studied, alongside concerts and external exams. Children will gradually master each step required to ensure a solid musical foundation. They are expected to show a commitment to their string study by consistent practise at home. Students are selected for the North West Christian Junior or Senior strings, Ensemble or quartet as they reach an appropriate standard. Individual students and all Ensembles perform regularly. Our highlight of the year is the Nova Muse Festival, which involves the string-playing community not of only Tasmania, but the whole of Australia.
NWCS offer a thriving music program, which includes classroom music (K-12), an extra-curricular Strings and Choir program (Primary and Secondary), and individual specialist tuition.
NWCS MUSIC STAFF
Mrs. Morton is our music coordinator, director of NWCS Choirs, and our classroom music teacher from K- yr.12.
Head of music (Orchestral & Strings)
Mrs. Scheermeijer is our head of music (orchestral and strings), director of our Strings Program, and is also president of the Nova Muse Festival, a Strings Festival proudly hosted by NWCS. Apart from conducting our ensembles (K-12), Sarah offers individual violin and viola lessons.