Ph: 9596 4794 or 0414 753 420
Semester 2, 2014
Dear JAM members
It is the depths of winter and so cold! Our mid year concert was a lovely evening. We moved the venue to the Church proper this time to take advantage of the downward slope of the church, now that the pews have gone. It was great to have a new environment but the church was quite a bit colder than the hall even heated. The vaulted ceiling may have been the problem! We had some stellar performances from the groups. JAM 1a did the World Cup soccer theme ‘Hot, Hot, Hot’; Wayne and Dima sang ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’. And the lovely Pink duet ‘Just give me a reason’ by Maria and Edward went down well.
Several people have asked me about the future of JAM at Brighleigh. At this stage all I can confirm is that we will be there until the end of the year. I have researched some alternatives should we need to move next year but I am hoping it will be possible to operate JAM after hours in the school environment. The principal of Montessori school, Gay Wales, is happy to accommodate the program We will wait and see how it goes with the school program operating there during the day.
Caitlin, the music therapy student, finished her placement on the concert day. We really enjoyed having her involved with the groups and wish her all the best in her studies. I will be having a break from supervising students next semester.
Junior JAM the preschool music group continues in conjunction with the Brighleigh Church. As an inclusive group, children with disabilities are encouraged to attend and are required to be assessed prior to joining. Session time is Thursday mornings at 10 am with morning tea provided. I am never sure if families come for the music or Mavis’ biscuits!
Enquiries to Kay Gordon on
Please note these dates in your diaries
July 16th – December 10th 2014
From July 17th 2014
Call Kay to enrol on 0417 511 745
Please make cheques out to Helen Efron
If direct debiting, please include invoice number and/or JAM members name in the description.
Please do this if depositing at the bank into the account as well. This avoids confusion!
If you are paying by cash, cheque or internet banking, please ensure that your account is paid by the due date and return the lower section of the account.
is held at
The Brighleigh Church Hall
from 5 pm
One session held on
Thursday mornings for Preschool Children
At the Brighleigh Church Hall
Rear 739 Hawthorn Road, East Brighton
Melways 67 K 11
JAM music therapy for people with disabilities aims to provide high quality music therapy in a community setting. JAM aims to cater to the individual needs of the members within a group setting by providing stimulating and age appropriate music, promoting participation and maximising the potential of all JAM group members
Thanks to our sponsors
& Grill’d in Elsternwick