At Dunsborough Primary School, music threads through many of our school and community activities.  Singing, moving and playing a variety of instruments are the key features in our class music lessons.  We enjoy learning a different song for our whole school sing along at the end of each fortnightly assembly. Students from Years 1 to 6 participate in class music lessons once per week for a semester each year.


Our music classroom is beautifully equipped with instruments to experiment with, explore and learn, including ukuleles, electric drums, electric keyboards, guitars, acoustic pianos and loads of other tuned and untuned percussion instruments.  We begin to learn ukulele, basic keyboard skills, guitar (later primary) and basic music theory. Visiting music teachers provide the option of extra tuition in piano, guitar, vocal and drums. Contact details can be found at the front office.


The Department of Education “Instrumental Music School Services” (IMSS) program selects children with special music aptitude in Year 5 and 6 to learn either the flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, baritone or french horn. This tuition extends on to the local government high school programme where the students are able to perform in a band with 40 – 80 other students from local schools.  The Busselton Senior High School and Cape Naturaliste Music Programmes combine to form “Geographe Bay Music”.  It is highly acclaimed and has been awarded “School of Musical Excellence” status.  With the new Performing Arts Centre at Cape Naturaliste College newly opened, future opportunities will be amazing.


Choir is held once per week for interested students in years four and five, usually before school.  We regularly perform at various community engagements, including the City of Bunbury Eisteddfod, school fete and enjoy the support and performing for our older community folk.  Every second year we combine with four other local schools for camp and at the end of camp we travel to all of the schools to perform with our choir of 250 students!

Talent Quest and our Instrumental Assembly are lovely events usually held in term four to add to other performing opportunities.

Our music teacher, Mrs Melanie Smoker, has been a music student since she was a little girl and has loved playing instruments, singing and performing for many years.  Sharing her love of music with Dunsborough Primary School students, staff and community is a great part of down south living.



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