IN­STRU­MENT LI­BRARY FOR MU­SIC ED­U­CA­TION

Li­brary a win for mu­si­cians

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

A PAS­SION for per­for­mance com­bined with the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of a miss­ing link in lo­cal ed­u­ca­tion has born a new pro­gram aimed to make mu­sic more ac­ces­si­ble.

Pilot­light Pro­duc­tions launched its new “In­stru­ment Li­brary” con­cept ear­lier this week with Bur­nett MP Stephen Bennett.

The idea links two is­sues iden­ti­fied by Pilot­light pres­i­dent Tony Carey.

“First, young peo­ple ex­press­ing their per­sonal de­sire to learn a mu­si­cal in­stru­ment, and sec­ond, a dearth of ac­tual in­stru­ments avail­able for them to learn on,” Mr Carey said.

“Some very de­cent peo­ple in the com­mu­nity have vis­ited Pilot­light to do­nate key­boards, vi­o­lins and gui­tars.

“They saw the work we were do­ing and asked, ‘Would you be able to use th­ese?’

“We were very quickly able to loan th­ese in­stru­ments to our young Pilot­light mem­bers, who were just wait­ing for a golden op­por­tu­nity like this to be able to fur­ther their mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion.

Bur­nett MP Stephen Bennett lent his sup­port to the project.

He said he wanted to en­cour­age con­nec­tions be­tween ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions and pri­vate in­dus­try, like Pilot­light has done.

“We need to dou­ble the ac­cess to in­stru­ments and the first thing is to tar­get schools,” Mr Bennett said.

If any­one would like to do­nate in­stru­ments, you can take them di­rectly to Pilot­light Pro­duc­tions at 94 Churchill St, Childers.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

NEW PRO­GRAM: Bur­nett MP Stephen Bennett does his best Neil Di­a­mond im­pres­sion to launch Pilot­light Pro­duc­tions in­stru­ment li­brary with pres­i­dent Tony Carey.

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