Music tutor proud of young students
Tokoroa music teacher Patsy Hill couldn’t be prouder after the recent New Zealand Modern School of Music Taupo/tongariro Competition.
A group of 15 Tokoroa music students attended the annual competition where they competed against about 70 other students aged from seven to 16, on piano and keyboard, to gain some top placings. Novice to grade seven was on offer.
‘‘They have got first, second and third placings, very highly commended and highly commended. There are some very musical children here in Tokoroa,’’ Hill said.
She said it was rewarding seeing her students consistently doing well year after year. She has been teaching music for over 30 years.
‘‘I started teaching in 1985 and I am still going. They should have pensioned me off by now but the kids are still getting good results,’’ she laughed.
‘‘It’s so rewarding and lovely seeing the young ones come up. I love music so if I can pass on some of my enthusiasm for it then that goes a long way.’’
Classical keyboard- novice/ own choice: Mika Campbell- first. Classical piano eight years and under: Arnaav Chandvery highly commended (VHC). Classical piano nine years- own choice: Kamaia Tetevano- VHC. Classical piano eleven years- own choice: Jordyn Neil- highly commended (HC). Classical piano twelve years- own choice: leula Cowley- third. Classical piano twelve years: Taylah Cox- third, leula Cowley- VHC. Classical piano- open and own choice: Georgia Tiro- VHC. Boogie woogie eight years and under: Arnaav Chand- first. Boogie woogie nine years: Kamaia Tetevano- first. Boogie woogie twelve years: leula Cowley- second. Boogie woogie open and own choice: Georgia Tiro- VHC. Latin American twelve years and under: Taylah Cox- second, leula Cowley VHC. Duets ten years and under: Arnaav Chand and Kamaia Tetevano- first. Duets twelve years and under: Taylah Cox and Keira Winter- second, leula Cowley and Jordyn Neil- third. Sage Coopernovice first, own choice- second. Also gained a VHC, HC, and a third in a duet with Sean Millward. Saawan Chandra- two second and two HC. Vinz Carl Javier: second, two VHC, and two HC. Thirell Naidoo: third. Sagar Chandra: third and HC. Sail Young: second and third.
There were 15 family violence incidents for the week. From one of these a 44-year-old male was arrested for assaulting a child which he was related to. There were no serious injuries and he is due to appear in court. Burglaries We had four burglaries over the week and a 20-year-old Tokoroa woman, who we are yet to apprehend, was responsible for two of these.
We have dealt with her in the past for similar incidents and we have received information that she was last seen heading Wellington way but by now she could be back in Tokoroa.
We have been working with shop owners to help prevent shoplifting. It usually comes down to their own security. CCTV helps as well as ensuring there is good visibility with shop layout.
If anyone has got information about her whereabouts contact the station on 885 0100 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Drink driving Six drink drivers have been stopped during the last week and a bit which is higher than normal.
Five of those where in the 250 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath to 400 micrograms range which results in an instant $200 fine and 50 demerit points.
*Senior Sergeant Jason Henderson
‘‘There are some very musical children here in Tokoroa.’’ Patsy Hill