an after school music, drama and art program
Aranda Primary School
Australian Capital Territory, Australia

News - 22nd of October 2020

The AMA committee would like to thank the staff of the School and Afters, as well as the students, their families and our tutors, for their cooperation, patience and flexibility in supporting on-site lessons. Unless advised otherwise, lessons resumed last week (Week 1 of Term 4).

The Aranda Music and Arts Program needs you!

Did you know we have a team of parent volunteers who help to run the program? We need new volunteers to help in 2021. The time commitment is approximately 2 hours per term, with most of the work at the start of the year when we enrol our students.

Committee Members’ children get priority enrolment for all AMA-run programs. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Kate Burmester at or call 0421 616 596.

Current Class Vacancies

 Tuesday Wednesday
 Thursday Friday
Flute, Clarinet, Oboe or Recorder


Introduction to music
(Kindy and year 1s)
  3 - 4:00
Continuing music
(year 1s who have done intro and year 2s)
   3 - 4:00
 Piano  4:30   

Go to "How To Join" to register.

To enquire about vacancies, please email

The Program

The Aranda Music & Art program provides affordable school-based music, drama and art tuition for students attending Aranda Primary School (K to Y6).

Classes operate between the hours of 3-6pm Monday-Friday during term.

While the content of the Program changes from year to year, its purpose remains the same - to enrich children's lives through the arts.

The activities available are:

Group Lessons:
  • Introduction to Music (K-Y1)
  • Continuing Music (Y1-Y2)
  • Drama (Y2-Y6)
  • Art

Individual Lessons:

  • Guitar
  • Violin
  • Piano
  • Recorder
  • Singing

We have a fantastic team of highly skilled tutors who can cater for your child’s artistic needs.

We also hold recital evenings twice a year in which the children take great pride in showing off what they have achieved.

For 2019 the group lessons are priced at $15 -$25 per session, and individual lessons are $34 per session.

To enrol in the program there is a $40 annual registration for one child, or $75 for two or more. The committee uses this to contribute to the general running costs and maintenance of the program (including rental of the rooms).

The program is run by a group of volunteers who form a sub-committee of the P & C Association. We are always grateful for any help we can get. If you can donate some of your time to contribute to this valued program, please contact us via email:

Classes are only available to students attending Aranda Primary School (not preschool)

Drop off and pick up policy: Parents should drop their children to the classroom and collect their children promptly after lessons. Students who attend Aranda After School Care will be collected/returned by the tutor.

Please note it is no longer a requirement of the AMA Program that your child is also enrolled in Aranda Afters.

If you require After School Care please contact Aranda Afters for a separate enrolment form.

School map showing classroom numbering

Aranda school map