Summer Music School

Monday 9th- Friday 13th January 2023 at Mount Erin Secondary College.


A five day holiday music program with a range of classes for school aged children with little or no musical experience through to those with advanced instrumental skills. Benefit from working with highly regarded tutors in a fun week of music making designed to develop skills, stimulate creativity, encourage teamwork and promote self-confidence.

Participate in one half session, two half sessions, or one full session group for the week. Each group provides a progressively developing program over the week, culminating in an exciting showcase highlighting the week’s achievements at the Frankston Arts Centre.

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Half Sessions

* Two half sessions are costed as ONE full session at $150.

RHYTHM ‘n’ BEAT 9.30am – 11.00am $100*

Tutor: Damian Royal

Children will learn about music in a fun way and feel the excitement of performing as part of a group. Participants are involved in a wide range of music activities which involve percussion instruments, singing, speech rhymes, and listening to music. Build self-confidence and make new friends!                                            Children aged 5 to 8

BIRRELL STRING ORCHESTRA 9.30am – 11.00am $100*

Tutors: Heather Birrell and Cathy Hughes

An ideal first ensemble opportunity for string students to learn and play together, build confidence and further develop technique and music skills. Experience new music from different genres in a fun and relaxed way.                                           Players up to AMEB grade 2 (or equivalent)

MOVEMENT & DANCE 11.30am – 1.00pm $100*

Tutor: Tahlia Boydle

A fun and energetic class that gets students moving and counting beats to the rhythm of music. The children learn dance moves and different movement combinations to songs, as well as learn how to have fun whilst performing to an audience. Students will explore musical concepts and develop sensitivity to music through dance, whilst participating in dance activities to build teamwork and communication skills.                                                                                                  Children aged 5 and above.


Full Sessions

TRY AN INSTRUMENT 9.30am – 1.00pm $150

Tutors: Amber Curtis, Sebastian Farchione and Jim Gardiner.

A practical introduction to Woodwind, Brass and String Instruments. Participants are given the opportunity to try Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin and Cello and choose one to perform in an ensemble. This “hands on” try will help students make an informed decision of which instrument to study, making it a beneficial program for students entering Year 7. No experience required.   Minimum age 9

CONTEMPORARY GUITAR GROUP 9.30am – 1.00pm $150

Tutor: Lincoln Bowen                                

For guitarists and bassists from beginner level through to experienced. Explore new and old songs from various styles, and no music reading skills are required. Workshops will include opportunities to try out improvisation techniques and ideas. Acoustic and electric instruments welcome.                                             Minimum age 9

VOCAL : Music Theatre 9.30am – 1.00pm $150

Tutor: Monica Royal

Enjoy singing a wide range of songs from popular musicals and presenting them in a theatrical manner. Participants will work on vocal technique and choreography for an exciting performance.                                                                                    Minimum age 9.

PERCUSSSIVE BEAT 9.30am – 1.00pm $150

Tutor: Simon Dewar 

Explore, create and collaborate in a variety of fun percussion activities using different medium. Participants will develop rhythmic skills as well as percussive performance skills.                                                                                                     Minimum age 9.

CONYERS STRING ORCHESTRA 9.30am – 1.00pm $150

Tutor: Margaret Conyers

A challenging string ensemble exploring a variety of music styles from folk to classical. The group will focus on improving technique, expression and ensemble skills whilst expanding their repertoire.                                                                            For students with AMEB grade 3 and above (or equivalent)

CONCERT BAND 9.30am – 1.00pm $150

Tutor: Jenny Stevenson

Wind, Brass, Percussion and Keyboard players with good music reading skills will enjoy a modern band program presented by a fun-loving conductor. Develop teamwork, communication, and ensemble skills through playing a variety of enjoyable music including movie themes and pop.                                            Minimum age 9

STAGE BAND 9.30am – 1.00pm $150

Tutor: Leon de Bruin

This ensemble offers developing players an opportunity to play jazz and big band classics. The band explores numerous styles and pieces from New Orleans to fusion, and rock. It is a welcoming environment for confident instrumentalists to start to develop improvisation and creative music skills.                                               Secondary students with AMEB grade 3 (or equivalent)  and above.


Cost for additional family members

For the second and subsequent members of the family participation

Full Session $130 Half Session $80

Two Half Sessions for additional family members is $130


Applications and payment must be submitted before enrolments are confirmed. Please apply by 14th December, 2019. Late applications will only be considered if numbers allow.  Cancellations after 20th December will incur a non-refundable administration fee of $30

Payment can be made by Direct Bank Transfer into PYMS Bank Account:          Bendigo Bank BSB 633 000                                                                                             Account number 171 460 504                                                                                         Reference SMS and child’s surname                                                                                         or

Please forward a cheque payable to Peninsula Youth Music Society to PO Box 838 Frankston 3199

Summer Music School Concert

The week will end with a concert on the evening of Friday 17th January, 7.30pm at Frankston Arts Centre, Davey St, Frankston. Parents, friends and the public are invited to attend.

Tickets: Adult $22; PSU $20; Under 14yrs $12
Tickets available from the Frankston Arts Centre.

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To enrol now please contact Antoinette Seal on 03 5975 8841
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