We currently run 38 free weekly music workshops throughout New Zealand with up to 420 Jammers (our young people) participating each week. The 90 minute evening workshops have places for 12 Jammers (aged between 6 and 25) and are led by a talented StarJam Tutor and at least two Volunteers.
StarJam workshops provide a safe space for Jammers to participate in either drumming, guitar, dancing or singing, all of which facilitates their personal development. It is a place where these young people are included and supported by people other than their families or caregivers. Jammers gain respect, confidence, empowerment, new friends, new hope and new purpose within a fun and inclusive environment.
Key elements of StarJam workshops:
- Workshops are Jammer driven (decisions on music, movements and instruments are shared)
- All young people with disabilities are welcome irrespective of their disability
- Workshops are structured with flexibility and suitable for all the young people that attend
- An environment where young people’s feelings of self-worth and confidence increase out of sight
- Emphasis on individual development as well as group outcomes
- All workshop participants are invited to perform in the annual StarJam End of Year Concert
If you are interested in getting involved in StarJam’s workshops, please contact us here.