INSTRUMENT LIBRARY FOR MUSIC EDUCATION
Library a win for musicians
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.
NEW PROGRAM: Burnett MP Stephen Bennett does his best Neil Diamond impression to launch Pilotlight Productions instrument library with president Tony Carey.