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Canberra Grammar School making a difference

Canberra Grammar School students participating in a music lesson

Giving all students access to the transformative power of music is the driving force behind the work of Canberra Grammar School music teacher Mr Pip Cain.

A champion of Musica Viva In Schools and former piano student, Pip is spearheading a way in which his students can help provide access to the program for less privileged schools.

Over the next year, students from years 4, 5 and 6 will record and produce a CD featuring their own songs, and sell it to the community with the aim to raise funds for Musica Viva’s Equal Music program, so that students from financially disadvantaged schools can also enjoy live music in their classroom.

“It is important for all schools to develop a generous, philanthropic spirit in their students, a moral compass that allows them to see what it is that they have and how they can give back to society.

Live music is an experience, and in life, it is not what we have, but who we become through our experiences that defines our character.” – Pip Cain, Music Teacher, CGS

We look forward to bringing you more news (and songs!) from this very special project.

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