Programs - Music For Canberra


Orchestras (Canberra Youth Orchestra, James McCusker Orchestra and String Stream)

Music for Canberra offers a range of orchestra and string ensembles.

Join our ensembles for excellent and engaging musical experiences that prioritise learning, offer a diverse repertoire and enable making new friends in a fun and supportive environment.

Click the links below for further details on these programs.

Early Childhood

Music for Canberra’s popular Music Play classes are open to children 18 months – 5 years. Music Play offers welcoming music programs for little ones to introduce them to the joy of music and fun of music lessons.

Parents and carers are encouraged to participate with their children.


Our ensembles cater for youth performance through to adult groups, inexperienced musicians to professionals.

These high quality lessons highlight the importance of group music tuition and allow participants to make new friends, learn from excellent tutors and play a range of exciting repertoire.

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Group/Private Lessons

Music for Canberra offers excellent group music lessons in drum, guitar, recorder, ukulele and hand drumming. We also offer private lessons for all ages and abilities. Our lessons offer a high quality music tuition experience.

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From our littlest to our biggest members, we offer some amazing singing experiences for you! Led by our experienced voice tutors our choirs use games, vocal exercises and performance opportunities to offer our members the opportunity to create fantastic sounds at our Ainslie Arts Centre home.

Mixed Abilities Program 

Our Mixed Abilities Program consists of music groups and music classes for both adults and children living with disability.