Youth Music Program

The South Perth Lions Youth Jazz Band provides an opportunity for young people aged 8 to 25 to learn how to play a musical instrument and perform jazz. The Youth Band performs several times a year at festivals, dances, competitions and other community events. 

Tuition from 2022 is by jazz musician and educator Caitlin Burke, who performs in several Perth bands and wind ensembles and also conducts the Leeming Big Band (for adults). Caitlin has a Bachelor’s degree in Music, has studied jazz in the USA, and has been teaching music to young people for 10 years. The Youth Music Program is very successful, with some 25 students enrolled currently.

Key Details

  • Students aged 8 or older who play any instrument are welcome.
  • Ideally students will have been playing for a year or more.
  • We have 3 groups – beginners, intermediate and advanced.
  • The beginners group is for those starting to learn an instrument.
  • A focus of the program is the opportunity to learn jazz improvisation.
  • Fees are $50 per term with scholarships available to those in need.
  • Instrument hire is available at very reasonable rates.

Rehearsal Time & Place

Rehearsals are held every Monday during school term at:
Manning Senior Citizens Centre, 3 Downey Drive, Manning.
Beginners group 4:30–5:15 pm.
Intermediate group 5:15–6:15 pm.
Advanced group 6–7 pm.

South Perth Lions Youth Jazz Band at the WA Schools Jazz Festival 2017                        (Photo credit: Pro Photo Booth – 9249 3043)

For more information contact:

Lorna Robertson
Band Coordinator
0408 160 553

Caitlin Burke
Musical Director
0420 363 638

This program is supported by the City of South Perth.

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