Music at Trinity begins with the basics: listening and responding, music comprehension, composition and performance.

Music at Trinity begins with the basics: listening and responding, music comprehension, composition and performance.

Building on these foundations, the program extends to specialist individual tuition, performance opportunities with one of over 40 groups and ensembles, and curated subject offerings at the senior level.

Classroom music

Classroom music is compulsory from ELC through to Year 8, with a suite of electives available from Year 9 onwards to hone and extend students’ technical skills.

At the VCE level, students can select from Music Performance Repertoire, Music Performance Contemporary, Music Inquiry and Music Composition.

Individual tuition program (from Prep)

Students enjoy at least one 30-minute personalised lesson per week during term-time with a specialist teacher of their chosen instrument.

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Composition
  • Double Bass
  • Electric Guitar
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Harp
  • Jazz Piano
  • Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Piccolo
  • Pipe Organ
  • Saxophone
  • Suzuki Lessons for Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and Piano
  • Theory
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice

All instruments except guitar, piano, organ and percussion can be hired from the school.

  • All State Jazz Festival
  • Carols Service
  • Chamber Soiree
  • Choral Concert
  • Concerto Concert
  • Generations in Jazz Festival
  • Jazz Night
  • Jazz Workshop
  • Junior School Gala Concert
  • Junior School Music Camp
  • May Gala Concert
  • Scholars’ Concert
  • Senior School Music Camp
  • Small Jazz Combos Concert
  • Strings Concert
  • Suzuki Combined Schools Workshop
  • Victorian Schools Music Festival
  • Year 5 Ensemble Program Concert

Gap Walkers program

For a number of years now, Old Trinity Grammarians have been ‘bridging the gap’ between the Junior School and Music School along Charles Street. “Gap Walkers” collect Junior School students from their classes and walk them to their instrumental music lessons, and vice versa, throughout the school day.

Old Trinity Grammarian and Trinity Music Assistant Toby Thornton (OTG 2016) has been part of the Gap Walkers program since his graduation.

‘Before me there was a general rule of thumb that the role would only last a year,’ Toby said.

‘But I think I changed the status quo so to speak because I simply loved the job way too much.’

Each year, several OTGs are involved with the Gap Walkers program.

‘As an OTG, I think the best part about it is that we can keep connected with the place that we called a “home away from home” for the better part of six years or so,’ he said.

‘Having OTGs involved in the program has also given students a chance to understand what it means to be a Trinity student and see what students can become after graduation.’

Year 6 students Benjamin Yang-Gaillard and Joshua Loftes, who are pianists and cellists respectively, have been part of the program for several years now.

Joshua says that his favourite part about the Gap Walkers program is the interaction between the walkers and himself and being able to build relationships with alumni.

Benjamin says that he likes the program because it reminds him of when his lessons are.

If you are an OTG who would like to get involved with the Gap Walkers program, please write to

Day in the life of a Trinity musician

Music Captain Angus takes us on his journey of the May Gala Concert performance day