Youth Music

The Bondi WAVE: Craft Your Sound

A song writing program for upper primary to year 12 students.

Calling all up and coming musicians!

Learn how to write a banger and play in a band from the best in the biz.

Bondi WAVE is a 12-week course that teaches people aged 12 - 18 about how to write and arrange original music. Interested? Apply here

This year we're back in the newly refurbished Bondi Pavilion Music Studios! Each week our groups are mentored by a rotating roster of industry professionals including:

  • Jim Elliot from the Cruel Sea
  • Rosie Fitzgerald and Luke O’Loughlin from I Know Leopard
  • Dan Mac from Art Vs Science
  • Brendan Gallagher from Karma County

The program includes a final concert performance in the Bondi Pavilion Theatre and a professional recording in the Bondi Pavilion Music Studios. Whether you're new to music or an experienced player, the Bondi WAVE program is a fantastic introduction to playing in a band and creating original music.

Already in a band or looking to start a band? Even better. The program welcomes bands and forms groups from individual applicants. Creative Kids Vouchers welcome.

Upcoming program

Where: Music Studios Bondi Pavilion
Applications open: 11 March 2024
Applications close: 19 April 2024
When: Monday 6 May to Friday 9 August 2024
Each band assigned one day during the week, Mon to Fri 4.30 - 6.30pm

2023 Bondi Wave Bands


Baby In The Clouds

Band Members

  • Matilda Guitar
  • Kenya Voice
  • Maria Piano
  • Mackenzie Bass

Song 1- Say It Again

Song 2- Underground


For Elise.

Band Members

  • Rohan Voice/drums
  • Mariska Piano/drums
  • Mikey Guitar

Song 1- Guns & Flowers

Song 2- The Walk



Band Members

  • Lara Voice and piano
  • Vevie Voice and piano
  • Liam Guitar
  • Ethan Bass
  • Finn Drums

Song 1- Down & Out

Song 2- Heard Your Name


No Answer

Band Members

  • Elliot Guitar and voice
  • Leo Drums
  • Sam bass guitar

Song 1- Carpal Tunnel

Song 2- Speed Of Sinking Sand



Band Members

  • Maya Guitar
  • Ben Drums and voice
  • Ariel Voice and piano
  • Ella Bass and voice

Song 1- Red

Song 2- Letters



Band Members

  • Zara Voice and piano
  • Anneliese Voice

Song 1- Daze

Song 2- Liar


The Disappointments

Band Members

  • Iggy Bass
  • Ben Drums
  • Sammy Keyboard and voice

Song 1- The Song That Has Been Written A Thousand times Before

Apply now for the 2024 course

Need more information?

Producer (Music) Arts & Culture
Phone: 9083 8434