Boys may have lessons on the following musical instruments through the itinerant music tuition program. Music lessons are for half an hour once a week during school time and cost approximately $220 per year.
The following instruments are taught at Westlake Boys:
- Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums
- Clarinet, Saxophone
- Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
- Trumpet, Trombone
- Tuba, French Horn, Euphonium
- Rock Band Tuition
Boys do not need to be taking Music as a classroom subject in order to be eligible for these lessons, however, priority is always given to junior students taking option Music at Year 9 and 10 levels to ensure support for the performance component of their course.
There is limited availability of itinerant lessons, particularly for popular instruments such as guitar and drums. Enrolment for these lessons is during either the first or second week of Term 1 each year. Sign-up times for these lessons will be advertised in the Music department and in the daily notices during Week 1.
It is the responsibility of students to find out when the sign-up day for their instrument will be, and then to be present to meet the tutor promptly. Students who fail to turn up or who are late may find themselves on a waiting list.