Alyssa McCosker, 8, from Kin Kora State School, practising for the performance at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre.
Alyssa McCosker, 8, from Kin Kora State School, practising for the performance at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre.

Musical mastery by kids

THIS week, Gladstone region music students have had the chance to participate in a long-standing tradition – instrumental music workshops.

Held at the entertainment centre every year, the centre becomes a hub for students between grades 3 and 7 to develop their abilities as a performer through the art of music.

After four days of intensive music workshops the children are then congratulated with a concert to showcase all the hard work they have put in over the week.

From strings to woodwind, all tastes are catered for.

One violin student, Alyssa McCosker, had the chance to be tutored one-on-one by a musically gifted university student and has said that she was having fun.

“I started playing the violin because it was fun and I have been playing for over a year now,” Miss McCosker said.

It has been a fun-filled week and coordinator Greg Duckham was delighted at how well the program went.

“With all the community and parent support it has just evolved in the Gladstone region and just got bigger and bigger.”



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