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

News - 22nd of March 2020

Due to the recent announcement by the ACT education minister all schools will be student free from Tuesday 24 March.

As such AMA tutors will not be teaching any further classes [after tomorrow] until it is deemed safe to do so by the ACT government.

Tutors will contact families directly and where practicable make arrangements for delivery of individual lessons through other means. Where this cannot be done, lessons will be credited for when the program reopens.

Kind regards

Kate Burmester

Current Class Vacancies (Please note: as per the above statement, in person classes may be suspended for a while).

 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 Violin5:30 5:00,
 Intro to Music (k/1)
 Continuing music
 Drama (yr2)

  • Introduction to music is for kindergarten and year 1 students
  • Continuing music is for year 1 students who have done introduction to music or year 2 students
  • Drama is for year 2 students

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