Music Tutor Scheme

Arawang Primary School Music Tutor Scheme

The P&C Association, with the generous cooperation of the school, offers individual instrumental lessons, during school hours, on piano, violin and guitar. The lessons are provided by qualified music teachers, who are engaged by the Music Tutor Scheme subcommittee. The lessons are conducted in rooms made available by the school.

Currently about 70 students are enrolled in the scheme learning with our two guitar and two piano tutors. One of our piano tutors, also offers a small number of violin placements, at the discretion of the tutor and the subcommittee.  The scheme conducts a concert for parents and friends late in term 3 each year and this is the best attended after hours function in the school year!!!

Payment for lessons is made directly to the teachers. The fee for lessons is determined individually by the teachers but is capped by the committee. For 2017 the maximum fee is $42 per lesson. In addition to the lesson fee, a small levy of $5 per term is collected by the teachers on behalf of the music tutor scheme. This covers such costs as piano tuning, annual concert expenses, equipment for the teaching rooms etc.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Music Tutor Scheme, please click on the following link to download the Music Tutor Scheme Parent Agreement which contains more detailed information, terms and conditions and an application form. There is usually a small waiting list for lessons and completion of the parent agreement is required before students can go on the waiting list.

Contact details


Our teachers:

Jackie Frogley - piano

Jackie has been teaching at Arawang since 2005.  She holds a Licentiate Teacher’s Diploma with the Australian Guild of Music.  She caters for a wide range of learning styles, believes in developing the student’s musical potential and is well qualified to take students through the examination process.  She communicates effectively with children and encourages each student to cultivate a love and enthusiasm for music.

Jackelyn Kemp - piano & violin

Jackelyn loves music and has played all her life. She is a viola player in the string orchestra Musica Da Camera and also plays for shows such as War Of The Worlds and Sunset Boulevard. She has been teaching piano and violin for the past 20 years and loves the relationships she is privileged to develop with the children.

Matt Lustri - guitar

Matt holds a Bachelor of Music with Honors from the ANU School of Music, where he studied jazz guitar and composition. He has played in numerous local bands. He loves to teach and play all styles of music and is committed to working with each student’s own interests whilst offering quality guidance along the way.

Kieran Roberts - guitar

Kieran is a graduate of the Canberra School of Music and as well as guitar, plays and teaches keyboard, drums, bassoon and singing. He is a conductor and composer, an audio-technician and has a number of CDs to his credit. As well as being a working musician in rock bands he has worked with organisations such as Canberra Symphony Orchestra. He teaches in a number of schools and has his own studio called Moment Music.