Kiama Jamberoo Community Music Association

Kiama Jamberoo Fortnightly Community Music Activities

Rehearsals take place at Jamberoo Chapel Soundspace at Uniting Church hall, 11 Wyalla Road, Jamberoo.

KJ String Orchestra is back on this Thursday 31st May. At 6:30 we start playing but the hall is open from 6pm so come early for conversation before we play . Players of a range of abilities are welcome (if you’re not sure how you would go, call us for a chat!)  Dal, our conductor continues with his entertaining and educational style and for those who enjoy performing, there will be a matinee concert at 10am in the chapel on Saturday 30th June 2018 featuring highlights by the String Orchestra as well as some solo instrumental pieces. Admission is by donation.

SoundScape – Combined Chamber Group (Strings/Wind) next rehearses Thursday 7th June at the new time of 6:15pm, we’ll stop halfway for a cuppa and finish practise at 8pm. Heather, our director, will be working on preparing Rondino by D.L. Simpson and arrangements of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Sari Marais to perform at our Winter social get together. This will take place Saturday afternoon, 30th June at 12 and will include a soup lunch followed by performances from several of the Association’s musical groups. A chance for all members and guests to catch up, hear some good music and interact with other musical genres. Admission $10 at the door includes lunch.

Folk Music Session for playing folk tunes or songs from Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, America or from anywhere that you find a tune or a song appealing to play or sing. Wayne Millar leads both this Folk and the Bluegrass group. Next rehearsal is this Wednesday 30th May 6:30-8:30pm.

Bluegrass and Old Time Session accommodates musicians that are looking for a bluegrass session where the tunes are played at a slow pace – open to all levels including beginners. For the more experienced there is a chance to play at a faster pace after the tunes have been played slowly. Next rehearsal is Wednesday 6th June 6:30-8:30pm. If you want to find out more you can email Wayne at


Notices & Opportunities

John D Johnston is a local Kiama violin maker and restorer, graduate of Newark School of Violin Making in Nottingham and established his business in 1980. He does all string repairs and bow rehairs. For those who have instruments in the cupboard, John is happy to advise on how to get them ready to be played again. More info 0415 384 009 or at his website

Mandolin For Sale….

Gewa Bowlback mandolin $375

  • Spruce top, Maple-/walnut body
  • Hardwood fretboard, Two-colour edge inlays
  • Tortoiseshell pickguard, Nickel machine heads

Ritter Gigbag for Bowlback mandolin $45

  • 15 mm Padding: 10 mm High density foam + 5 mm soft foam
  • From high-quality water resistant polyester
  • Adjustable backpack shoulder straps

Contact: Anne 0402 309 650

String Orchestra workshop in Bathurst 28th – 30th September 2018 closing date for registration 27th July 2018. This is for adult and older teenager string players of all ages to play, learn and connect with other musicians from far and wide. Workshop includes rehearsals, tutorials, yoga for musicians and many other optional musical extras. For an information sheet, email

Music and movement activities. The following teachers can be contacted directly if interested. All teachers insure and administer their activities independently;

Pamela Harris (AmusA Cert.Teaching) – Piano, beginner Cello and Music Theory  0431 478 355

Mark Thornton (Assoc.Dip Music, Cert.of Music) – Guitar 0418 376 613

A-Ha! Music & Vocal Coaching – Sashi  0420 354 808

Em Powrie – Violin, Viola, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Recorder and Music Theory  0413 365 798

Halinka Orszulok –Tai Chi (Lohan QiGong)  0414 445 571

Jane Katkjaer –Yoga & Gentle Yoga 0409 877 208

Kate Armstrong – Nada Yoga & Vocal Toning 0424 625 132

 – further info from email:

Queries, notices and suggestions can be directed to Anna at


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