Frequently Asked Questions

How can I become a member of the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra?

You can join as an ensemble member if you already play an instrument to orchestral standard, and you can also take individual lessons in orchestral instruments (or the piano). Either way, complete our online application form and we'll be in touch with you.

How are you accommodating Covid-19?

Although we offer in-person lessons, we assure you that we are following strict Covid-19 protocols to support the safety of our students and of our staff.

Which instruments do you teach?

We offer music tuition on the following instruments:

- Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
- Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Saxophones
- Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
- All Orchestral Percussion instruments which includes Drums
- Theory lessons

What are the fees?


Instrumental training and Theory: R250 per month
Instrument hire: R150 per month
Recorder Programme: R100 per month and once off fee of R250 to receive a recorder and book.


Instrumental training: R480 per month
Theory: R250 per month
Instrument hire: R150 per month

What is the Eyethu Music Project?

The Eyethu Music Project is partially subsidised and operates at the University of Johannesburg, Bunting Road Campus, Auckland Park.

Read more about the Eyethu project in our About us page. If you are interested in joining our project, please fill in the online application form and we will contact you with further information.