Music | Coomera Anglican College

Music builds imagination and intellectual curiosity

Head of Music & Instrumental Music Coordinator, Liz Smith is a classroom trained Music teacher with over 25 years teaching in Queensland private and state schools. Graduating from the University of Queensland with a Music Education (Hons) Degree, including a specialisation in composing, she has inspired numerous young musicians to develop their passion in performing and creating music. Liz has been highly influential in establishing and developing Music programs in schools, particularly since commencing at Coomera Anglican College in 2003. This has included small group opportunities for lower primary students (ukulele, fife, vocals, percussion and strings), the development of the Year 4 Band and Orchestral programme, the introduction of Music Academies (Year 5, Bass and Creative Ensemble), as well as countless performance, competition and touring opportunities (locally and internationally). One of her passions is directing the musical band every two years, and her connection with the ethos of our organisation has led to her composing works for College events. The key focus for Liz in her teaching and role as Head of Music of a thriving department, is to encourage the growth of the student as a whole – contributing to society with confidence, compassion and creativity.  

All students from Preparatory to Year 8 enjoy the benefits of Music classes embedded into the curriculum held in our purpose built performing arts facility.

Students may continue to study Music as an elective subject from years 9 – 12, and Music Extension is also on offer to Year 12 students. A range of skills are taught from music theory to composition, singing and playing instruments. Small groups and individual tuition is available from specialists in a wide variety of instruments. 

Core Ensembles are open to all music students, Specialised Ensembles may be by invitation and entry may require an audition.