Mu­sic pas­sion con­tin­ues

South Waikato News - - Out & About - TA­MARA THORN

A Toko­roa High School stu­dent’s pas­sion for writ­ing songs can not con­tinue thanks to a do­nated gui­tar.

Stu­dent Amy (who has been re­named due to pri­vacy) is cur­rently sit­ting level two and three at school and has a pas­sion for mu­sic and song writ­ing but most re­cently play­ing gui­tar.

Amy’s life plan of play­ing gui­tar with her songs came crash­ing down af­ter her gui­tar broke.

Gate­way Co­or­di­na­tor Dianne Collins knew of the dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion and with­out hes­i­ta­tion was do­nated a gui­tar from Con­nie Rus­sell from the United Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

‘‘With no gui­tar to sup­port her mu­sic it be­comes quite tough,’’ Collins said.

‘‘It’s beaten up, it’s old, it’s used, but works and ac­tu­ally has a re­ally nice sound.’’

Collins said Amy couldn’t con­tinue mu­sic lessons at Toko­roa High School last year be­cause she had no gui­tar to sup­port her.

‘‘When I found that out I was pretty unim­pressed.’’

Upon re­ceiv­ing the gui­tar Amy said that she couldn’t de­scribe how she felt.

‘‘I just didn’t know what to say, I couldn’t be­lieve it.’’

Amy said she wants to pro­duce mu­sic as a ca­reer ‘‘It’s my dream’’.

For the past three years Amy has been writ­ing her own songs and has a col­lec­tion of eight, one of which is com­pletely fin­ished.

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