Performing Arts and Visual Arts

At Pittwater House, we're deeply committed to the Performing Arts!

Our School provides a wide range of dance, drama, music, and performance activities designed to enrich and challenge students.

Students can learn to play a musical instrument, join an ensemble, or be part of a major production.

Our Performing Arts Department includes three Dance and Drama teachers and five Music teachers, supported by over 50 instrumental staff, supporting more than 400 students learning a musical instrument.

We offer professional on-site private music tuition and numerous performance opportunities in our Performing Arts Centre.

A Glimpse of What we do

Co-curricular Performing Arts Opportunities

Pittwater House offers a broad array of music, drama, dance, and performance activities to broaden and stimulate students beyond the classroom.

Each student has the chance to learn a musical instrument, play in a band, sing in a choir, dance in one of our companies, participate in theatre sports or drama club, engage in a major production, or acquire technical skills by joining the tech crew.

Learn an Instrument

We are committed to providing every student the chance to discover their musical talents by learning an instrument of their choice and enjoying the camaraderie of ensemble play.

We provide private lessons for more than 30 different instruments. Additionally, all students in Year 3 and Year 4 are enrolled in our instrumental music program, where they receive small group tuition and ensemble music lessons each week.

Star in a Musical Production

Students have the chance to take the lead, join the chorus, work backstage, or manage the lights and sound.

Every two years, the Senior School stages musical productions that feature students from across the school.

Musical Ensembles and Bands

Students are invited to participate in our diverse range of ensembles, including wind ensemble, jazz band, big band, rock band, and guitar ensembles, or to play in the pit for musical productions.

Our music groups tour and perform at various music festivals and competitions, offering students the opportunity to experience a variety of musical styles.

Sing Out Loud

Students can fully express themselves in our choir and curriculum music programs. Our choral groups perform a wide range of musical styles.

Work Behind the Scenes

Students have the opportunity to join our Tech Crew, managing sound, lights, and technical equipment for the school's musical productions and other major events.

“Discover the thrill of Performing Arts at Pittwater House! Whether you're a seasoned musician, dancer, actor, or just starting out, our inclusive environment encourages you to excel. With faculty members who are experienced HSC markers and seasoned performers, you'll receive top-notch guidance to unleash your potential. Dare to be bold and secure the rewards of artistic exploration!”

Co-ordinator of Music and Co-curricular Performing Arts, David Cosentino