Act-Belong-Commit Education Program

The Act-Belong-Commit WAYJO Education Program is an important component of WAYJO’s annual program.

WAYJO tailors its events to the needs of its audiences, from young children to high school students and their teachers, and performances and workshops are designed to suit most educational requirements.

WAYJO invites schools to engage with our musicians and leverage their talent and experience to create quality experiences that enrich classroom or private teaching.

And if your school can’t participate, WAYJO has a number of events that students can attend with family to gain a better understanding of jazz performance.

If you or a family member are studying music, check out what WAYJO has to offer!

For more information, contact WAYJO 08 9471 1950 or email

The WAYJO Education Program is supported by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message


School Concerts and Workshops

WAYJO is proud to present an exciting line-up of concerts and workshops for schools in 2018.

We know that it can be difficult for schools and teachers to organise dates and times for extra-curricular activities. So in 2018 WAYJO are offering a number of events throughout the year for schools to book and experience some of the best young musicians in Perth, and offer a variety of dates and guest artists to work with your students to inspire them.

From March to November, on the first Friday of the month, WAYJO concerts and workshops for students will take place Downstairs at The Maj from 3pm. Our Musical Directors and guest artists will provide a 30-minute workshop followed by a 30-minute performance highlighting the aspects covered in the workshop.

Please visit our Concert for Schools page for details and booking form.

Jazz for Juniors

Debuting in 2017, WAYJO’s Jazz for Juniors concerts enraptured young and old audiences alike. We couldn’t keep up with demand, adding new shows throughout the year and selling out each time.

So of course we’re bringing Jazz for Juniors back in 2018. Designed for under 7 year olds, each school holiday we focus on different sections of the jazz orchestra, from brass to saxophone and rhythm sections.

We have child friendly instruments for the kids to try out, and interactive songs led by our happy WAYJO band members. Bring the kids along for some school holiday fun that will open their eyes (and ears) to a whole new world at His Majesty’s Theatre.

Young Women in Jazz

Are you a female musician aged 14-25 and would like to learn about jazz and improvised music?

Through a series of workshops and performances, young women are encouraged to explore and develop their skills in jazz techniques including improvisation. Lead by some of the most dedicated and talented female jazz artists, Young Women in Jazz is open to musicians of any ability aged 14-25.

This unique program includes weekly workshops at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and an opportunity to perform at The Ellington Jazz Club.

Presented in association with Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA), this 8-week intensive is a great way to build support networks, refine your skills and meet like-minded musicians.

WAYJO Regional Tour

This year WAYJO is visiting our regional centres not once, but twice, with the Monday and Tuesday Night Orchestras both boarding the bus and hitting the road.

In 2018 the Monday Night Orchestra will be visiting Northam, Kalgoorlie, Merredin and Narrogin on our Goldfields-Wheatbelt Tour, from the 30th of April to the 5th of May.

This tour will provide workshops for 6 schools, 4 community concerts, plus a visit to Edward Collick Nursing home in Kalgoorlie.

In July, the TNO will be escaping the winter blues to head north and following the sunshine in a packed tour through the Midwest.

From the 17th to the 20th of July, WAYJO be visiting York and Moora before spending some time in Geraldton. WAYJO are bringing big band jazz to schools and communities, visiting St John of God Hospital in Geraldton thanks to our longstanding partners St John of God Healthcare.

WAYJO’s Education Program is supported by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message, with Regional Tour Transport proudly supplied by Thrifty

WAYJO Outer Metro Tour

Stay tuned for more in 2018!