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Jams for Juniors

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Small boy peering into a French horn
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Time Out Says

Encourage your child’s musical education with weekly sessions with the MSO

Children are known for being noisy. But now you can funnel their love of and proclivity for noise productively. 

Every Wednesday during April, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is hosting Jams for Juniors – a 20-minute music education session for children that can be done at home.

The Jams for Juniors sessions are guided by music educator Karen Kyriakou and are specially curated for children. Kids will explore the worlds behind well-known classical works like Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Bizet’s Carmen, Dvořák's New World Symphony and Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto. Kyriakou will take young audiences through the instruments behind the music and even get them making their own hand shaker. 

This isn’t the MSO’s first foray into childhood education. The orchestra has been running Jams for Juniors in a live format for a decade and has adapted the popular event for online during the coronavirus shutdowns.

Nicola Dowse
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Nicola Dowse


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