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MVIMP - Moonee Vale Instrumental Music Program
MVIMP is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn a musical instrument from a professional music tutor during school time. The music tutors who work in MVIMP are highly professional musicians and teachers, who ensure that learning music is a positive experience for the children involved. MVIMP has been operating for over 28 years, with great success and high levels of student participation. In 2016, approximately 60% of AVPS students from grades 3-6 were involved in the program.
The program is open to all children in Years 3-6. Children learn in small groups (maximum of 5 students, though often less). There is the opportunity for children to join the school band when they are deemed ready. MVIMP runs in 4 local schools (Ascot Vale PS, Moonee Ponds PS, Moonee Ponds West PS & Ascot Vale West PS), sharing our music tutors, instruments and resources. Children across the schools combine at times for our:
1) Annual music camp - Every year, a selected group of students in year five and six from the program are given an opportunity to attend a music camp with students from the other three schools. The camp allows for intensive work shopping and concert band and ensemble development.
2) Concerts - The program sees the four schools combine for an annual MVIMP concert. Joint rehearsals for the concerts bands and ensembles are conducted under tutor supervision and direction. We also have an annual AVPS concert prior to the combined concert.
Instruments available to learn, and hire, through MVIMP are: cello, violin, viola, trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, flute, clarinet, saxophone, bass guitar and percussion.
More detailed information about the MVIMP program can be found here
MVIMP teacher Contact
Bev Loft - firstname.lastname@example.org