JMI Youth Program

JMI Youth Program

JMI’s Youth Program is designed for current high school students (ages 12 to 17 years old) who love music and are looking to further their musical development with like-minded peers. This program is the perfect preparation for students looking to study music after high school or for young musicians that just want to keep developing.

The program is delivered in an 8-week term for 2 hours on Saturday afternoons delivered by some of JMI’s esteemed faculty. Classes are held in small groups of up to 9 students within a fun and supportive learning environment.

These classes are open to all instrumentalists, drummers and vocalists.

Classes are held on Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm at JMI’s campus in Bowen Hills for 8-week terms.

The next term dates are:

  • Term 1 2024 – 3rd February to 23rd March
  • Term 2 2024 – 27th April to 15th June 2024
  • Term 3 2024 – 20th July to 7th September 2024
  • Term 4 2024 – 12th October to 30th November 2024

What do you learn in the Youth Program?

In this program, students will learn about:

  • Standard jazz repertoire
  • Fundamentals of jazz harmony
  • Techniques for improvising
  • Developing transcription skills
  • Small jazz ensemble performance skills

Classes are very practical with students spending the majority of the time playing on their instrument.

Classes will be spent learning jazz repertoire, techniques for how to improvise over the repertoire, how to arrange the repertoire for small ensembles and transcribing previous recorded versions of the repertoire.

Depending on the number of attendees, classes will be split in terms of ages and abilities.


The JMI Youth Program costs $440 (incl. GST) per term.

You can choose to pay the entire program upfront, or the following payment options:

  • 8 x $55 weekly payments
  • 4 x $110 fortnightly payments
  • 2 x $220 monthly payments

Payment plans can be selected when you complete the online registration form.

Get Started

To register for the JMI Youth Program, simply complete the online registration form. Once completed, JMI will respond to confirm your registration within 2 working days.