For most high school students, being keyed up for summer means dusting down the surfboard and investing in a new pair of bathers or boardies.
But for about 15 young musicians from suburbs from Darch to Rockingham and in between, summer is all about tickling the ivories at The University of Western Australia.
The students aged from 12 to 18 will take part in UWA's Discover Music inaugural ‘Keyed-Up for Summer' workshop where, besides master classes run by Graeme Gilling, Head of Keyboard Studies, they will take part in jazz improvisations, African percussion and dance.
"It will be a fantastic week, featuring lessons, supervised rehearsals, ensemble work, musicianship training and other activities normally available only to students enrolled in a tertiary music institution," Mr Gilling said.
Organisers expect some of the students will end up studying Music at UWA, and perhaps even going on to perform professionally.
Discover Music offers other programs through the year including ‘Junior Music School' for children aged from 18 months to 12 years and an ‘Exhibition Program' for gifted secondary school students.
There are also adult courses such as beginner piano and violin and singing workshops.
The media is welcome to visit ‘Keyed-Up' sessions from Tuesday 9 December to Friday 12 December in the Music School.