Study Music

A lifelong love of music starts at the Con

Tamworth Regional Conservatorium offers both individual and ensemble tuition across a range of disciplines. Whether you want to blow your own horn or beat your own drum, or maybe just looking to learn how to put it all together through theory and composition TRCM has something for you. Tuition is available in the following:

  • Strings - violin, viola, cello, double bass, classical and contemporary guitar and ukulele
  • Woodwind - flute, oboe, saxophone, clarinet, bassoon
  • Brass - trumpet, cornet, trombone, French horn, tuba, euphonium
  • Piano and group junior keyboard
  • Voice - classical and contemporary
  • Drum Kit /Orchestral Percussion
  • Musicianship - music craft, theory, composition
  • Early Childhood Music

Exams are conducted annually by the Australian Music Examinations Board and are held at the Conservatorium (usually throughout August).

Schools Program

The Tamworth Regional Conservatorium is supported by the Department of Education and Communities to deliver music education to schools within our region. We deliver instrumental and vocal tuition programs in government and non-government schools.

Remote Access Education

All DEC schools in NSW are equipped with Videoconferencing technology. TRCM has installed a state of the art Videoconferencing Studio courtesy of the DEC. If you are interested in learning an instrument and have access to videoconferencing equipment, please contact us for more information.

Individual Tuition

Lessons are available in blocks of 15 minutes up to an hour. All times are negotiable; 30 minutes per week being the most popular. Where appropriate, shared lessons are available. Where three or more students from the same family undertake individual tuition, a family discount applies.


Where applicable, students are encouraged to join an ensemble. Ensemble playing affords opportunities to develop aural and cognitive skills and encourages social interaction amongst students with common interests. For more information visit Ensembles Program.

Early Childhood Music

The early childhood music program is a fun introduction to your child’s musical education with a holistic approach; building on concepts gradually, with respect and awareness of each child’s development and individual growth.

The program utilises many elements of the Kodaly and Orff Schulwerk approaches to teaching young children music. These are based on things which children already like to do naturally, like vocalise, chant rhymes, echo, dance, clap, bounce, etc, directed into learning music through hearing and playing music in a play-based environment first, then reading and writing it later.

More information

Please contact the Conservatorium for more information or to join us for a magical and fun year of music learning!

For more information on studying music at the Con, phone us on 6766 6911 or e-mail us.

Instrument Hire

The Conservatorium has a range of instruments available for hire.