Learner Programme

Playing music is a valuable life-skill and we believe anyone in the local community should have access to learning an instrument and playing in a band.

The Learner Programme is a music program for beginner level instrument music – no experience necessary! The programme is open to anyone 10yrs and older/

The Learner Programme provides:

  • Access to specialist instrumental tutors
  • Opportunity to learn to read music and play in an ensemble
  • Focus toward Concert Band instrumentation and skills
  • Builds a fresh and new generation of DVCB musicians

Rehearsals: Wednesday’s 5:15pm – 6:15pm during school terms

Venue: DVCB Bandrooms, at the Memorial Hall, Circle Street, New Norfolk

For more information please contact:

Sarah Okenyo, Learner Programme: 0414 311 655

Lyall McDermott, Director of Music: 0447 481 203

OR email us at:


Why play music?  Have a Look!

  • Anita Collins TEDed Talk titled ‘How playing an instrument benefits your brain

  • Music education helps improve children’s ability to learn – ABC Education July 2022 article from ABC Education  


  • If you want your child to be more resilient, get them to join a choir, orchestra or band Oct 2022 article from The Conversation