Music passion continues
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.