Welcome to Wollongong Conservatorium
Positive Change Through Music

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In School Programs

Our In School programs help us reach a wide network of students across the Illawarra, providing high quality music education, participation, and performance opportunities.

Our experienced and specialist music teachers will work with your school to deliver a bespoke in-school music program relevant to the needs of your students.

Whether you need support with early childhood music classes, initiating a school band or choir, or training your teachers our qualified music staff can help.


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Music In Schools



David Rooney

Mark Holder-Keeping

Mel Wishart

Jenn Cook (ChiME)

Graham Deans

Chris Fields

Louise Luke


WollCon’s In School Program is an immersive exploration of the elements of music through improvisation, listening and response. A classroom program suitable for Stages 1, 2 and 3 – it is a hands-on practical experience of music, instruments, and musical ideas.

The WollCon teacher presents weekly lessons (30 mins-1 hour) throughout the term, working alongside the students’ regular classroom teacher. Students can interact with musical instruments and experience aspects of ensemble playing, performance and improvisation. The activities range from specific skill-based lessons to broader explorations of the gestures and cultural place of music through play and ideas.

Students and classroom teachers do not require any previous experience, and schools are not required to have their own musical instrument resources for this program.

School Bands & Ensembles


David Rooney

Jenn Cook

Mark Holder-Keeping

John Spence

WollCon offers a large range of choirs, orchestras, bands, and small ensembles that are open to the community. The same experienced tutors and conductors that lead our ensembles are available to assist schools in the development of their own ensemble programs, whether new or existing.

Our beginner choir, band, string and guitar programs allow students with little or no music experience to develop musical skills within an enjoyable, performance-based group setting.

Instrumental & Vocal Tuition


Sonia Sozio

Jens Hoppe

Bethany Morris

WollCon employs a large number of instrumental and vocal teachers, covering all popular areas of music study. Our experienced teachers are committed to assisting students reach their potential as musicians.

Special Projects Involving Schools

Learn more about the Combined School Instrumental Festival, WollCon Megaband and Kids Honk on our Special Projects page.

Professional Development

WollCon aims to provide professional development programs that meet the needs of local schools and music teachers. Join our mailing list to be informed of numerous workshops and courses throughout the year covering all aspects of curricular and co-curricular music.

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... to discuss how we can tailor our curriculum to suit your needs, or help you develop or maintain a thriving music program at your school.


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