At Carmel we aim to provide an environment where musicians can blossom and develop their particular strengths and talents, whether they are in composing or performing. We also aim to encourage students to broaden and appreciate a variety of styles of music at a deeper level. We in the Music Department believe that it is important for us to provide the basis of a life-long love for music through a course which is varied, challenging and, above all, enjoyable.
Music Facilities :-
A purpose-built Recording Studio
A Mastering/Mixing suite
A computer room with sixteen MIDI work stations operating the very lastest versions of Cubase, Reason and Sibelius software
Four practice rooms each equipped with acoustic pianos, electric guitars, bass guitars and a large selection of amps including Marshall and Vox amps
A large selection of high quality microphones including Neumann microphones
A team of highly experienced tutors whose credits include music composed for TV, radio and advertising, live performance and festivals, and commercial productions
A team of seven highly experienced and talented peripatetic tutors
For Music students, lessons are once a week and free
Wind and Brass ensembles
Various student-led bands
Carmel College Choir
Instruction in Music Theory up to Grade 5 as part of Music Technology Study.
I like the creative element of Music the most. The performance and composition aspects are very fulfilling for a young performer and I think this is important. The opportunities that I have been given here have helped me greatly. I have been impressed with how eager all of the tutors are to offer extra help and tutorials, and their friendly approach to teaching and learning.