Using the arts to change lives and provide access for all

ArtsLife is a performing arts program that aims to change lives. We believe that the arts should be for everyone. They bring communities together, give a sense of belonging, reduce isolation, and give life to stories beyond our own experience. In 2015 we launched ArtsLife to ensure that everyone in our community has access to affordable, high quality arts experiences.

There are currently two streams of ArtsLife.  ArtsLife Kids provides performance workshops and music tuition for children and young people and ArtsLife Access provides performance workshops to intellectually and physically disabled adults. We offer highly subsidised or free places to participate in our workshops for those that can’t afford them. For more information, please contact Amy Parry.


Weekly 30min dance workshops for preschoolers led by Taryn Pascoe

Our dance workshops for 2.5 – 5 year olds are a fun combination of dance, music and play. Little ones will learn basic dance techniques, play rhythm games and take part in creative play. They will have fun, build confidence and develop their imagination, motor skills and socialisation skills.

When: Thursdays during school term, 9.45am – 10.15am
Cost: $50 for the term (participants must sign up for the term) Subsidies available.


Weekly 45min dance workshops for primary school ages led by Taryn Pascoe

Our dance workshops for 5 – 11 year olds offer a combination of jazz and contemporary dance tuition. They are for all levels and in this safe, fun environment children will focus on stretching and technique, followed by learning simple dance routines, often using props such as ribbons.

When: Mondays during public school term, 4.45 – 5.30pm 
$100 for the term (participants must sign up for the term) Subsidies available.


Weekly 30min dance workshops led by Taryn Pascoe

Our Stage & Song! workshop is a fun combination of singing, movement and acting for boys and girls. Students will learn routines from both pop and musical theatre genres with a focus on performance. A short session of drama games and basic acting exercises at the end of each class will help build confidence and team work skills.

When? Mondays during public school term Years K – 6 : 4.00 – 4.45pm
Cost: $100 for the term (participants must sign up for the term) Subsidies available.


Weekly 30 min individual music lessons for primary and high school ages, led by Jodie Morrison (piano), Renee Johnston (piano), Tome Jovanov (electric and acoustic guitar/cello/bass) and Ross Griffiths (trumpet, clarinet, flute, saxophone)

Learn a new musical instrument or improve your skills in one you currently play. Our tutors will build confidence, skill and instill a love for music! Teaching covers various musical styles, music theory, and AMEB syllabus if requested.

Piano / Guitar / Cello / Bass / Trumpet / Clarinet / Flute / Saxophone / Drums – After school hours during school term. Please inquire for specific tuition times.

Cost? Individual music tuition: $35 per half an hour lesson (participants must sign up for the term) Subsidies available


ArtsLife Access offers integrated fortnightly theatre/dance workshops led by Amy Eastwood (theatre practitioner) and Laura Fishwick (dancer).

The workshops involve both theatre and dance exercises, characterization and a delicious morning tea. ArtsLife Access is open to both intellectually/physically disabled and adults and non-disabled adults who have a heart for working with the disabled. ArtsLife Access aims to normalise disability and focus on the ability of each participant. We are currently working in partnership with Sylvanvale Foundation and are funded by Georges River Council. If you are interested in participating in these workshops, please register your interest and we will be in touch.

When? Fortnightly on a Monday : 10.30pm – 12.00pm
Cost: Please enquire about participating. We are currently working in partnership with Sylvanvale Foundation but are open to other participants. We try and keep costs to a minimum so will be in touch to talk to you about your individual requirements.

For more information, please contact Amy Parry.


Georges River Life Centre
23 Stanley St, Peakhurst 2210


p. 02 9153 6300