Junior Music School

Nurturing your child's creative potential through the magic of music

The UWA Conservatorium of Music’s Junior Music School nurtures 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.

Our program is designed for children aged 18 months to 12 years. It is focused on nurturing your child's musical potential in a stimulating and rich musical environment, supporting you and your family in developing and maintaining a lifelong love of music.


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

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Our classes

Music Playground

Playground classes take young children and their parents or caregivers on a journey of musical discovery in a fun-filled, challenging and supportive environment.

Music Playground is for children 18 months to five years.

Toddlers

Our Toddlers class is a group music session for children aged 18 months to three years. Under the direction of professional music educators, these classes encourage your child’s musical development through singing, moving, creating and playing a variety of age-appropriate instruments, laying the foundations for a lifelong love of music.

Through play, children:

  • learn basic concepts such as rhythm, dynamics, tempo and the variety of moods in music
  • are introduced to a variety of musical styles such as nursery rhymes, light classical and action songs
  • explore the timbre of instruments through the use of untuned percussion

Held on Friday or Saturday mornings over 16 weeks, the 45-minute lessons are limited to 12 children. The cost is $360 for the 16-week semester.

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Pre-Kindergarten

The Pre-Kindergarten program is designed for children aged three to four years. Under the direction of professional music educators, these classes encourage your child’s musical development through singing, moving, creating and playing a variety of age-appropriate instruments, laying the foundations for a lifelong love of music.

Through play, children discover the variety of rhythms used in music and learn to keep the beat. They will:

  • develop confidence in performing in groups and individually
  • be introduced to a variety of musical styles such as nursery rhymes, children’s songs, classical and folk music
  • begin to interpret moods in music and reflect this in their choice of movement to music

Held on Friday or Saturday mornings over 16 weeks, the 45-minute lessons are limited to 12 children. The cost is $360 for the 16-week semester.

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Kindergarten

The Kindergarten musicianship classes are suited to children aged four to five years. Under the direction of professional music educators, these classes encourage your child's musical development through singing, moving, creating playing a variety of age-appropriate instruments, laying the foundations for a lifelong love of music.

Our highly trained teachers take the children through a range of activities designed to foster a love of music and to develop skills in an enjoyable setting.

They will:

  • be introduced to a variety of musical styles such as children’s songs, classical styles, world music and folk music
  • begin to interpret moods in music and reflect this in their choice of movement to music
  • have the opportunity to play a variety of percussion instruments and compose in an ensemble setting

Held on Friday or Saturday mornings over 16 weeks, the 45-minute lessons are limited to 12 children. The cost is $360 for the 16-week semester.

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Kindergarten aged children playing musical instruments

Enrolment information

Returning Junior Music School families get priority booking to enable them continue their musical journey.

Bookings for Semester 2, 2018:

  • Returning families: Monday 18 June, 2018
  • General public: Friday 29 June, 2018
  • Subject to availability, late enrolments will be accepted (and charged pro rata).

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Enrolment policy

Ensure you read our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 152 KB) prior to enrolling. Information regarding our refund policy is contained within this document.

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