Youth Music Program

The South Perth Lions Youth Jazz Band provides an opportunity for young people aged 8 to 21 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 is by talented jazz musician and educator Phil Hatton, who performs regularly in jazz bands in Perth. Phil has a Master’s degree in Music Education and has been teaching jazz to young people for more than 25 years, both in Australia and in the USA. The Youth Music Program is very successful, with some 25 students enrolled currently.  Our special thanks go to Phil for his incredible skill and commitment.

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

Phil Hatton
Musical Director
0417 916 773

This program is supported by the City of South Perth.

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