FCIP Instrumental Tuition

Tuition on all String family instruments is readily available.  Commencing at St Anthony's, violin, viola and 'cello is taught from Year 2 (7 years old), and double bass from Year 4 (9 years old).  Boys enrolling at Padua from Year 5 onwards are offered tuition which continues at Padua through to Year 12.

Tuition on Brass, Woodwind and Percussion instruments commences in Year 5 at both Padua and St Anthony's and flows through to Year 12 at Padua and Mt Alvernia, our sister Franciscan College.

Instrumental lessons are programmed using a rotating timetable so that students do not repeatedly miss the same class subject lessons.  Tuition is available on the following:

Strings - Violin, Viola, 'Cello and Double Bass (a number of double bass students also elect to learn electric Bass Guitar)

Woodwind - Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, Baritone)

Brass - Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba

Percussion - Drum kit/Percussion (includes Tuned Percussion: Xylophone, Marimba, Glockenspiel, Timpani, etc, and Un-tuned Percussion: Latin, Band and Orchestra)

Private Tuition


  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Drum kit/Percussion includes:
    Tuned Percussion:  Xylophone, Marimba, Glockenspiel etc. and Un-tuned Percussion: Latin, Band and Orchestra.


  • Piano

In Years 5 and 6, Percussion is taught through FCIP

In Years 7 to 12, Drum kit/Percussion is offered through the Padua Private Music Department.