Mu­sos want more in the North Bur­nett

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

LONG-TIME mu­sic men­tor Dr Geoff Walden be­lieves that team­work, brain de­vel­op­ment, dili­gence and con­fi­dence are all in­valu­able ben­e­fits that North Bur­nett chil­dren could gain from learn­ing mu­sic.

And it’s the rea­son he has en­cour­aged four Gayn­dah boys to form a band, one be­ing his grand­son Noah Coul­son.

“We asked Noah if he knew of any kids at school who would like to play in a band, and he came back say­ing he knew four kids in his class who were in­ter­ested- so we got them to­gether and I started to teach them mu­sic start­ing with the ba­sics,” Dr Walden said.

“My goal is to get more of a mu­sic scene hap­pen­ing here.”

Dr Walden has been teach­ing mu­sic for more than 50 years and he has never worked with a group as young as this one.

Coul­son sings and plays gui­tar along­side his class­mates Don­ald MacGre­gor, Nathan Banks and Asher Bryant.

Dr Walden is sur­prised by their ded­i­ca­tion and abil­i­ties.

“To have four quite tal­ented young peo­ple all in the one class is a bit un­be­liev­able to me,” he said.

For any­one in­ter­ested in mu­sic lessons or cre­at­ing a band, they can con­tact Dr Walden at 0418 792 159.

PHOTO: FELIC­ITY RIP­PER

YOUNG MU­SOS: Noah Coul­son, Don­ald MacGre­gor, Nathan Banks and Asher Bryant (not pic­tured) have cre­ated a band.

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