Birkenhead College is well-known for its excellent Music Department and its high participation in Music. Our programme has strong contemporary elements, with a focus on songwriting and performance, allowing our students to explore and expand their creativity and musical knowledge.
We offer a wide variety of activities in which we encourage our students to be involved. These include both solo and group composition and performance (which includes opportunities to perform at Smoke-free Rockquest, Tangata Beats, Stand Up Stand Out and Lion Foundation song-writing competitions).
Music is encouraged at all levels and tuition for most instruments is provided by our experienced itinerant tutors. We also have a recording studio for students to immerse themselves in and learn the art of sound production.
Specialist music tuition available at the school:
Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Drums, Bass Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, French Horn, Euphonium, Flute, Violin and Cello .
HOD Mr Shannon Coulomb
STAND UP STAND OUT WINNER
Year 11 Crispin's beatboxing skills weren't lost on the judges this year, when awarding First Place in the Solo Instrument catagory.
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Listen to Year 12 student Ryu playing at the finals of this year's competition, where he placed second in the Solo Instrument catagory.
BC band Yellow Lines placed second in their catagory for this upbeat and polished performance at Auckland's Town Hall this year.
Watch a jaw-dropping performance by one of our Year 12 Music students, Nanao Kuwabara.
STAFF PERFORM TOO!
HOD Music, Mr Shannon Coulomb, has just released a new song with his band, Swerve City. View Moving Pictures now!
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