Conservatorium of Music

Junior Music School

JMS Students 

Contact Us

Further information

  • Classes are held in the Conservatorium of Music.
  • Turn left immediately inside the main entrance off Winthrop Avenue and first right into the Recreation Centre carpark.
  • Music is located between the Recreation Centre tennis courts and the Somerville Auditorium.

Enrolment Information

Returning JMS families get priority booking. This opens 1 week prior to the general public.

Bookings for Semester 2, 2018:

Enrolment Policy


  • JMS reserves the right to make changes to the timetable (including the room and teacher allocated to each class), as classes are subject to minimum enrolment numbers.
  • Enrolment is for 1, 16-week semester. Single term enrolments are not usually permitted.
  • Please choose your classes carefully as we are only able to move students if space permits.
  • If your normal group class teacher is unavailable or unwell, a suitable substitute teacher will be allocated to teach the class. Should a class be cancelled, a make-up class will be offered, as and when practicable.
  • If a student is unable to attend a group class, no credits, refunds or make-up classes will be given.
  • Only enrolled students may attend with parents/caregivers (babes in arms accepted).
  • Please note that photography or video recording of any kind is prohibited for the comfort and safety of all our participants.


  • Withdrawal from the program can be made only in the first two weeks of Semester.
  • The JMS office must be informed in writing.
  • The cost of two lessons will apply.
  • Unfortunately no refunds or credits will be issued after this date.

Junior Music School will nurture your child's creative potential through the magic of music.

We believe all children are musical. The extent to which musical ability develops, however, depends greatly on the input children receive in very early childhood.

Program overview

This program, designed for children aged 18 months to 12 years, nurtures your child's musical potential in a stimulating and rich musical environment, thereby supporting you and your family in developing and maintaining a lifelong love of music.

Junior Music School employs highly skilled music teachers from diverse musical backgrounds.  This ensures that our music program is based on the best and most recent research, and a supportive and lively university music community.



Music Playground

Music Playground

Students begin a journey of musical discovery through singing, moving, playing and creating. There are 3 steps in our Music Playground: Toddlers (18 months to 3 years), Pre-Kindergarten (3-4 years) and Kindergarten (4-5 years). 



Students discover and explore essential musical concepts using un-tuned percussion instruments, xylophones and ukuleles. Students also participate in a combined choir. There are two levels: Soundscapes 1 and Soundscapes 2 (both suitable for children aged 5-6 years).



In the next step up form Soundscapes, children will continue to develop skills in reading and writing music. They will develop ability to create their own music based on previous musical knowledge as well as that gained during the semester, and to enjoy many different music styles. Students continue to participate in the combined choir. There are two levels: Soundbrid 1 and Soundbird 2 (for children aged 6-7 years).



In a fun and challenging environment, students continue to develop musical literacy and aural skills introduced in previous classes. Appreciation of the many exciting styles and forms of music are explored. There are three levels: Firebird 1, Firebird 2 and Firebird 3, with each class being a prerequisite for the next (for children ages 8+). 



Phoenix participants will be challenged to step out of their comfort zone and into the wider world of music beyond primary school. The Phoenix class will develop skills in improvisation, composition, singing, music literacy and performance, with the aim of making each participant a well-rounded, confident, capable and creative musician.

1-1 lessons

Instrumental lessons

Individual tuition is offered in a wide-range of instruments including piano, violin, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone and percussion. We also offer piano-pairs, plus small group tuition in Ukulele! 


Semester 1 Dates - 2018 

JMS 2018 S1 Dates [PDF, 46.2 KB]
Updated 11 Dec 2017