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.

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.

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

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

When are the classes held?

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 4, 2021 – 16th October – 4th December
  • Term 1, 2022 – 5th February – 26th March
  • Term 2, 2022 – 30th April – 18th June
  • Term 3, 2022 – 23rd July – 10th September
  • Term 4, 2022 – 15th October – 3rd December


The JMI Youth Program costs $440 (incl. GST) per term. Weekly, fortnightly and monthly payment plans are available. 

Payment plans can be selected during the registration process or by contacting JMI directly on (07) 3216 1110 or e-mailing play@jazz.qld.edu.au

How to register

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.