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JAM newsletter January 2016

February 22, 2016

Newsletter No.41

Semester 1, 2016


Dear JAM members,

Welcome back to JAM in 2016!


Our lovely Christmas Carol concert in December was held in the hall of the Hampton Uniting Church for the first time. It was a lovely evening of performances and song with some new items we perpared over the semester and old favourites. Wayne was a highlight as usual performing the role of Father Christmas with flair. We farewelled Ice, our music therapy student and we are looking forward to some new students next year.

Research at JAM

Excitingly, we have been offered the opportunity to be involved in some research through the Music Therapy Department of Melbourne University. This will involve 3 observations over 6 months of our sessions and possibly videoed. It is funded by the Australian Research Council. Full consent will be obtained before we go ahead.


Through the Local Matters program we came 2nd place in the competition – this means we receive $100! We will receive the cheque in a few weeks and they would like some of the group to be there when they present it – A great photo opportunity! What a great  program is Local matters and a great initiative from Grill'd - a burger company!!

Details to follow. 


Semester Dates

Please note these dates in your diaries




February  3rd – June 22nd, 2016

(21 weeks)


Junior JAM

 Thursday February 4th – March 24th 2016

8 weeks

  @10 am

Please call Helen to enrol

Both now at the

Hampton Uniting Church

 17 Service Street Hampton



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 Junior JAM

for Preschool Children (Thursday 10 am)

are now held at

Hampton Uniting Church

17 Service Street Hampton



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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The World of Music 

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231-237 Carlisle Street

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