About Us

Our Story

Making Music was created in 2000 by James Rigby and Jane Thompson and has been busy performing, building musical instruments, teaching, composing, arranging and organisng ever since. In recent years the focus has zeroed in on facilitating groups of people all around Australia to meet and make music together even if they have never done so before.

This happens at festivals, conferences, prisons and schools. The outcomes are stronger communities and increased well being with enhanced capacity for self expression.

Since 2019 Jane has shifted her focus to other pursuits and James is now continuing the work of Making Music with his choirs in Bendigo and Castlemaine as well as festivals and teaching around Australia.

Our Approach

Making Music believes that everyone can make music. Further more we believe that the opportunities to make music fundamentally strengthens individuals and the communities that they live in

Meet the Team

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James Rigby

James has been a full time performer and community musician since 2000. Specializing in choir leading, repertoire and arranging he’s also gifted teacher and trainer.

Jane Thompson

Jane worked with James from 2003 till 2019 when she stepped sideways into other areas of interest.
She still loves to perform and works on selected Making Music projects.

You want more music in your life?

Get in touch with us and we’ll find ways of getting you and your community immersed in the joys of making your own music .