St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School Lidcombe, Amadeus Music Education ProgramSydney Catholic Schools’ exciting new comprehensive music education program is well underway and St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School Lidcombe principal, Maria Maiorana, can’t say enough good things about it.

“The Amadeus program is enabling a great number of children to access specialist music tuition and develop skills and talents they may not have had the opportunity to explore,” Ms Maiorana said.

Sydney Catholic Schools’ Amadeus Music Education Program has been delivered in 13 SCS primary and secondary schools in the Auburn-Lakemba area in 2021, helping students learn numeracy, literacy and emotional skills while experiencing the special joy of music.

As part of this program, students in Year 3 to Year 8 at the 13 schools participate in small group and ensemble music lessons delivered by specialist teachers. Students also receive an instrument, starting with a string instrument in Year 3.

We currently have 142 children enrolled and they are greatly enjoying the program and growing in skill and confidence after each lesson,” Ms Maiorana said.