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Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS)

Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS)

Hampton SHS is pleased to re-establish, after many years, the Instrumental Music Lessons Program for students.

Tuition operates in two ways – the Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS), a Department of Education body, provides free lessons to the school in flute, vocals, and classical guitar. Some primary schools already support this program and the general procedure is for students to continue their music studies as they progress to secondary school. There is also some opportunity for Year 7 students to start lessons at a beginner level on selected instruments.

To further enhance our Music Program, we also provide lessons in contemporary guitar and vocals with a private tutor. These do incur some costs as they are not part of the IMSS program and are specifically designed for Hampton SHS.

Teachers from the Department of Education’s Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS) will visit Hampton SHS at a pre-arranged time each week to conduct 30 minute lessons. Hampton will also be developing a Music Theory Program to support the practical classes over the coming years.


The initial instruments offered are below, dependent on student selections:

  • Voice
  • Brass
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Guitar


Whether a student has their own instrument or will need to hire one will be determined as we move through the aptitude and audition processes. It is important that students understand the daily commitment to practice their instrument that is expected of all students.


If you are a Year 6 Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS) student and would like to continue in the program in high school or would like to apply to be an IMSS student, please complete an application form here.

Alternatively, you can email [email protected] or call 6235 7100 and talk to our Enrolment Officer.