This programme is best suited to International Students who enrol at Burnside for about 6-12 months who already play an instrument/sing and wish to be taught by and work alongside passionate musicians. Often two Music classes are taken as part of the academic timetable (no cost). Musical instruments can be borrowed from the school (subject to availability), brought to NZ by the student (preferred) or hired from an external provider. Hiring usually costs about $60 per month and there can also be courier costs involved. Private lessons are mandatory for all IMP students. Lessons take place on campus or at the music teacher’s studio and cost between $60 and $80 per hour or $30/40 for 30 minutes. IMP students are encouraged to participate in the Music Department’s co-curricular programme. There are many groups to choose from, some of which are auditioned, others open to all e.g: Six different choirs, including all female, all male and mixed voices at both senior and junior levels, Symphony Orchestra, Big Band, Concert Band and Funk Band.  Entry into the Orchestra and Big Band depends on the instrument played and available places for that instrument. Application to the IMP is by audition. Please send a video of a recent performance and, if selected, we will reserve you a place.