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JAM Newsletter no. 38

June 28, 2014


Music Therapy

Ph: 9596 4794 or 0414 753 420


Blog: jammusictherapy.wordpress.com 


Newsletter No.38

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

 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 

0417 511745


Cheers, Helen


Semester Dates 

Please note these dates in your diaries


Bayside JAM


July 16th – December 10th 2014

(22 weeks)


Junior JAM


From July 17th 2014

  @10 am

Call Kay to enrol on 0417 511 745








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Bayside JAM

 is held at

 The Brighleigh Church Hall

on Wednesdays

from 5 pm


 Junior JAM

 One session held on

Thursday mornings for Preschool Children

At the Brighleigh Church Hall

10 am

Rear 739 Hawthorn Road, East Brighton

 Melways 67 K 11


Mission Statement

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


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