Tuning In


The Music Education Programme of Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra Inc.


  • Level 1 (2 and younger 3 year olds)
  • Level 2 (Older 3 year olds and 4 year olds)
  • Level 3 (5 to 7 year olds)
  • JuMP (Junior Musicians Program) Introduction to Instruments (Children aged 8 to 10 years)
  • Stringlets – Introduction to violin or cello (7 to 12 year olds)
  • Tuning In Choir (School children from Years 2 to 6)

Come and join in the fun!

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I would like to tell you and your colleagues how much my grand daughter has learnt from this program during her enrolment. My granddaughter was 22 months of age when she started attending the class. She is now four…It will augur her well when she enters into a formal school setting as she now has a portfolio of skills that were nurtured and developed during her participation in the music class. Some of those skills are attending, listening, participating, cooperation, and appropriate behaviour in a class setting. She has also developed knowledge in the areas of musical styles and interpretation of musical pieces, musical notation and musical beats and patterns. As part of the program my granddaughter has had hands on experience with instruments of the Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra. This is a very valuable program. A big thank you to the staff who run this program, especially to my granddaughter’s teacher Helen.     Rhonda Farr – June 2016

Class Days & Times

Please download the Tuning In 2018 Information Pack for full details.

When & Where

We run to 9 week terms during NSW Public School periods. Classes are held at Nowra School of Arts, Berry Street, Nowra and Berry Uniting Church Hall, Albert St, Berry.

How to enrol

Levels 1-3 and JuMP: Download the Tuning In Registration 2018.

Stringlets: Download the Tuning In! Registration Group Stringlets_2018.

Tuning In Choir: Download the Tuning In! Registration Form CHOIR_2018

You can complete and scan the form(s) and email to tuninginmanager@gmail.com or post to PO Box 820, Nowra NSW 2541.

Questions? Please contact us: 

Class enquiries please email: tuninginmanager@gmail.com

For registered families with enquiries about payments: tuninginoffice@gmail.com

Tel: 0490 627 235

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Thank you to the wonderful music education advisors, who have helped us develop Tuning In:

Jenny Cork BMusEd MEd GradDipEd

Janet Andrews RMT MCMT BMusEd  

Jacqui Hitchcock ATCL MMusEd

Thank you also to Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, which has provided assistance to us in setting up and implementing JuMP.

Donors to Tuning In!

SYO gratefully acknowledges the generous donations of the following people, who enabled us to purchase the wonderful range of instruments and teaching resources used in the Tuning In programme.

John Anderson

Dr Francis & Mrs Alison Antonio

Laurie Ball & friends

Marianne & Brian Bateup

Clive & Sue Brooks

Mr & Mrs Owen Bruce

Mr & Mrs Callaghan

RADM Tony Dalton RAN

Hollea Elley

Clr Joanna Gash

Dr Toby & Kathy Gleeson

Jonathon Hendl

Saul & Karen Illesca

Mrs Helen Greenacre

Brian Outten

Eve Pettigrew

Joye Sharpe

Phil & Paula Smith

Ann Sudmalis

Grant Helen Turvey

Sarah Turvey

Donna Walsh & friends


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