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

As part of our “An American Jazz Story” program in 2019, WAYJO offers four Concert-Workshops, Downstairs at His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth – Fridays at 3pm.

Featuring guest artists Mariel Bildsten (Trombone, USA), Dick Oatts (Saxophone, USA) and concerts focused on jazz styles from New Orleans, Detroit, New York and Cuba-Miami, these workshops are an engaging way for students and educatorsto experience the nest jazz artists visiting Perth and newinsights into a variety of styles.

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

Jazz for Juniors

After sell-out seasons at His Majesty’s Theatre, WAYJO is also now offering our Jazz for Juniors incursion Concerts to early primary school students.

Recommended for 7 year olds and younger, Jazz for Juniors concerts run for approximately 40 minutes, with interactive songs where young children learn about jazz instruments and styles, and at the conclusion of the concerts are given the opportunity to try some specially designed instruments for little people.

WAYJO members will travel to your school or day care centre for the performance.

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, driven and talented local 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 Western 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 workshop series isa great way to build support networks, re ne your skills andmeet like-minded musicians.

Workshops: Saturdays 27 Apr – 15 Jun, 2.00pm – 4.30pm Performance: Sunday 23 June, 6.00pm
Registrations: close Fri 5 Apr, 2019 online at

Presented in association with the Sydney Improvised Music Association, and supported by the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

WAYJO Regional Tour

Regional Tour is a highlight for almost every WAYJO member’s calendar. Not only do they experience an intensive week of playing and honing their skills as a band, but they get to share their music with people, from all walks of life, all over Regional WA. This year WAYJO will be embarking on two Regional Tours.

In May, the Monday Night Orchestra will be visiting the South-West Region of WA including Bunbury, Busselton, Albany and Mandurah. WAYJO has visited these areas on previous tours and has strong bonds with several schools including Busselton Senior High School, Great Southern Grammar (Albany) and Bunbury Cathedral Grammar.

September, Tuesday Night Orchestra head North to visit Moora, Merredin and Geraldton. We were so blown away by the response of audiences in 2018, we wanted to do a follow up tour to cement our relationships with schools and venues in these areas.

Regional audiences are extremely important to WAYJO, and we can’t wait to hit the road once more.