Condo music students learn from music legends

Condobolin High School music students with teacher Cathy Saxby and country music star Katrina Burgoyne.By Dominic Geiger

Year eleven Condobolin High School music students recently had the chance to gain a valuable insight into the world of the music industry at the ‘Talent Development Project’ (TDP) in Coonabarabran.

The project is part of a series of workshops held in regional areas designed to give country students the chance to learn from a variety of skilled music professionals.

While in Coonabarabran, the students met with world renowned Australian country singer Katrina Burgoyne.

Katrina has had two top ten singles on the country music channel and her debut album has recently ranked ninth in the ARIA charts.

Condobolin High music teacher, Cathy Saxby, said Katrina provided the students with valuable tips on how to be a successful singer/songwriter and how to follow their dreams.

“Talent consultant and CEO of the TDP, Mary Lopez, who has run major events such as school spectacular, was also there to give her words of wisdom,” she said.

“Mary took a shining to (student) Jackson Anderson who she believes with some singing lessons and professional development could be a successful rockstar in years to come.”

The TDP has already seen many of its protégés go on to achieve success in the world of music, with the popular television show ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ recently featuring former TDP participant Jack Vidgen.


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