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The Northern Rivers Conservatorium is a dynamic and supportive environment for quality education in music.

Community Music is just that – music for the whole community. Whether you are 18 months old or 81 years old, there is something for you at your Conservatorium. We offer everything from group classes in Early Childhood Music, to individual tuition in the instrument of your choice, through to a wide range of ensemble and choir opportunities.

Our Music in Schools program exists to provide students with access to quality music education with Conservatorium tutors during school hours at their school. Our professionally qualified and dedicated tutors provide one on one, small group, and ensemble tuition, in response to the particular needs of the school community.

Our Early Childhood Music department is committed to ensuring that all children have access to the benefits of music education from early in life. As well as our continuum of classes from Sprouts through to Saplings, we offer regular professional development workshops for Early Childhood Educators and Primary School Teachers in early stage one.

The Latest News and Events

YJO is back!

YJO is back!

Youth Jazz Orchestra – rehearsals to return Monday 25 October (week 4) Dear YJO members and families Of all the ensembles and programs here at the Conservatorium, our lovely YJO people have been impacted the most by change and disruption and more change.  I thank you...

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NRC Board of Directors

NRC Board of Directors

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 7 October 2021. The new Board of Directors have been appointed (actually most return for another round - THANK YOU!) The Conservatorium community is grateful for the service of our...

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Reopening NSW Update

Reopening NSW Update

Dear Students and Families The Northern Rivers Conservatorium will resume lessons onsite from Monday 11 October.  The NSW Government’s Reopening NSW plan will come into effect on Monday 11 October and remain in place until 1 December. From the beginning of the...

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Northern Rivers Conservatorium 

Enhanced accessibility & complete refurbishment 

The refurbishment of the Northern Rivers Conservatorium’s historic building will improve access for all members of the community through the installation of a lift and internal ramps. There will also be an upgrade of all amenities. The teaching, administrative and public spaces will be refurbished so that the physical space reflects the excellence of the Conservatorium’s music education, presentation and participation activities.