Artarmon Public School

Harmony Synergy Excellence

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The strings program plays an important part in the musical life of Artarmon Public School. There are 3 ensembles: training strings, junior strings, and senior strings which involve 110 students from Years 3 to 6. Adrian Mansukhani directs the ensembles.

Interested in joining a string ensemble?

Students from Years 3 to 6 are given the opportunity to join a string ensemble. Violins, cellos, and double Basses are available to hire through the string committee. There are annual tryouts in Term 4 for Year 2 and Year 3 students who are interested in learning a string instrument. The strings program is coordinated by the string committee which is made up of parent volunteers. These parents give their time generously to coordinate instrument hire, finances, tutors, concerts, and special events.


All students in the string ensembles are required to have a weekly private lesson either with one of the professional tutors at school or a tutor outside of school.


All string ensembles perform at the strings' Mother's Day concert, the bi-annual strings concert, and bi-annual concourse concert, and at carols night. In addition, senior strings perform for Kindergarten orientation, OC orientation and junior and senior strings perform at the open day and grandparents' day.

Competitions and festivals

Senior strings participate in the Sydney eisteddfod, Festival of Instrumental Music at the Sydney Opera House, and the Primary Proms at Sydney Town Hall. 

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Artarmon Public School has a long-established Guitar & Guitar Group program which operates under the direction of Ged Corben.

Interested in learning guitar?

Artarmon Public school has a long-established Guitar Tuition program. Guitar lessons are available at school during school hours. Lessons are catered to all levels from complete beginners upward. The program focuses on reading music for guitar, guitar basics, and enjoying a wide range of music.

Guitar hire

Guitars can be hired from the school for a small fee. If it is inconvenient for your child to bring a guitar school for lessons there are guitars at school for their use.

Guitar groups

Junior and Senior Guitar Performance groups play music from a wide range of music genres. They perform at the Concourse Concert, Open Days, School Fete, Carols Night and other times during the year.

Students are able to join group when they attain an appropriate level of competence on the instrument. Junior Group and Senior Group rehearse once a week. There are some combined rehearsals leading up to performances during the year. Bass guitar, ukulele & mandolin also catered for.

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