Maestros equip a new generation

By NATALIE PEUTnataliep@gladstoneobserver.com.au

'ONE thing I have learnt is to deal with blisters.'

These were the words of laughter of 11-year-old Kayla Cosgrove, who was one of 330 students attending the Gladstone Youth Music Council's four-day workshop at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre.

Kayla said she had enjoyed the four days of intense work.

'We learnt about our notes and fingering and the impor-tance of taking care of our instruments,' she said.

'It has been great fun, and we performed a concert for our parents last night .'

Workshop co-ordinator Sue Schmith said the children had a fantastic time, while also learning a lot about music.

She said the workshop was for beginners and intermediate players in both violins and brass.

'They had split into groups from beginners to intermediate to work closely with very talented musicians.

'The program was very intense with tutors coming from universities in Townsville, Toowoomba and Brisbane.'

Ms Schmith said the tutors took the children through various notes and the techniques for playing their music.



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