The Arts


Good Shepherd Lutheran College has a thriving and successful instrumental program. College ensembles have become well known for their excellent performances at Eisteddfods and community events. If you would like your child to start Instrumental Lessons at GSLC or continue their current lessons in 2024 please click on the link below to fill in and submit the Instrumental Lessons enrolment form. For more information on the Instrumental program, please read below or contact the Music Department. Enrol your child in Instrumental Lessons for 2024 using our easy to use online form.Click here for online form

Instrumental Lessons 2024 Form

7.30amPop Strings(TH)Wind Ensemble(CH) Guitar Ensemble(TH)Maroon Band(CH) Senior Choir(TH)Jazz Band(CH)Vivaldi Strings(CH) Aurora Choir(TH)
10.30amJunior Choir(TH) Sax Ensemble(HP2)Movie Music Strings(TH)Flute Ensemble(TH)Little Fiddlers(TH) Senior Dance(HP1) Clarinet Ensemble(HP2)Year 4 Extension Strings 10.15(TH)
3.00pmMusical(see important dates)Brass Ensemble(CH)Noosa Mini Strings(TH) Noosa Strings(HP2) Junior Jazz(CH)Orchestra(CH) Junior String Ensemble(TH)

Participating in the College instrumental program will offer your child the opportunity to develop performance skills, musical perception, aesthetic sensitivity and a broad range of personal and social skills and achievements. At GSLC, we offer the opportunity for all students to learn to play an instrument of their choice in either Group or Private lessons with a Specialist Instrumental Tutor.

Instrumental lessons available are Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba, Drums / Percussion, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Singing.

Group Lessons consisting of between 2 and 4 students per group are available for String Instruments including Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass; and Band Instruments including Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba and Drums. Group Lessons cost $180 per term, charged to the College Account.

Private Lessons are available for all String, Wind, Brass and Percussion instruments as well as Piano, Voice and Guitar. Fees for these lessons are paid directly to the tutor. Private Lessons cost $40 per half hour lesson, $400 for a 10 week term.

Year 4 Band and String Program - Our unique program enables all students in Year 4 to learn a Band or a String instrument as part of their Class Music lessons. The students receive one 45 minute ensemble lesson and one small group tutor lesson per week. There is no cost for the Year 4 program and instruments are provided.

Hire Instruments are available for String, Wind and Brass instruments. Pianos, Drums and Guitars are not available to hire. Hire instruments are $45 per term, charged to the college account.

Visual Arts

Senior Years students can study Visual Arts as an elective. Students develop, research, reflect and resolve artworks using visual language, media areas and approaches selected for effective communication of individual ideas and acquired knowledge.

As part of their co-curricular studies, students have a number of opportunities to extend their knowledge and experience in the subject. For example, students can assist with the design and decoration of sets for the annual school musical production, as well as working closely with the community in many visual aspects of the College’s Shepherd’s Fair, including face painting, craft stalls and photography.

Students are also inspired through art excursions to the Queensland Art Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Noosa Regional Art Gallery. In addition, Good Shepherd gives Senior Years students the opportunity to participate in master classes, art workshops and activities during Arts Fest and Art Attack Week, and to refine and develop their skills and techniques through the College’s Artist in Residence Program.

Students are also encouraged to enter art competitions if they wish.


Drama during the Senior Years is an elective which offers an exciting opportunity to further develop the skills acquired during their Middle Years’ experience. Students study subjects such as Realism, Gothic Australian Theatre, Epic and Absurd Theatre, Doco-drama and Commedia. In addition, Senior Years students are given the opportunity to work with professional actors through the College’s Artist in Residence Program, as well as attend regular professional theatre viewings.

The College holds a major musical production, alternating each year between Years 4 to 7 one year and Years 8 to 12. These large-scale productions offer a range of opportunities for students interested in acting, dance, drama, and backstage roles such as costumes, make-up, set production and lighting.

During the Senior Years, drama students also participate in a number of theatre and dance incursions.


As a part of extra-curricular opportunities, the College offers Senior Years students the opportunity to join the Senior Dance Troupe. Dancers are given many opportunities to work on choreography and performances for local competitions and in-school performances, including the College’s annual Shepherd’s Fair.