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Music Ensembles and Lessons are a thriving part of school life at JMSS.  Students take weekly lessons, play in school music groups, perform at school events and competitions.

Students who already play an instrument are encouraged to continue their music at JMSS. Students interested in playing an instrument for the first time are encouraged to also take lessons.

Ensembles include:

  • Choir

  • Stage Band

  • Concert Band

  • Orchestra

  • Paganini String Ensemble

  • Percussion Ensemble

  • Flute Ensemble

  • Wind Quintet

  • Saxophone Quartet

  • Guitar Ensemble

  • A Capella choir

John Monash Music ensembles perform at school events and functions. Ensembles compete at Generations in Jazz, VSMF, Essentially Ellington, Glen Waverley and Royal South Street Eisteddfods and have performed at Dizzy’s Jazz Club in Richmond.



Instruments offered*


Lesson Fees*

Most students take individual lessons. VCE Music students must take lessons.

Individual 1/2 hour lesson $880 (Pair or Group if available)

Individual 1 hour lesson $1,730 

2020 Semester 1 Events



 *Correct at time of update. Subject to change