ESKIMO Joe lead singer Kav Temperley helped Mindarie Senior College (MSC) students pen their own songs this month.
The musician worked with Year 12 music students on March 23 and 24 as part of national mentoring program SongMakers.
This was the fourth year the college had been involved in the program, and MSC arts manager Reese Driscoll said he was impressed by the original songs students created in a short period of time.
“The song writing process was very spontaneous and self-reflexive; it’s a real hot house of creativity,” he said.
“It’s an excellent opportunity for the students at the college to have access to such high quality creative people as Kav Temperley and (Melbourne producer) Anna Loverly.
“The students were very excited and inspired by Kav and Anna.”
Run by APRA AMCOS (Australasian Performing Right Association-Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society), the program helps budding songwriters and producers create and record songs.
“It is a credit to the strength of the music program at the school that we have selected it for a repeat visit this year,” APRA AMCOS member services group head Dean Ormston said.
“The great thing about the SongMakers program is that is brings the real world into the classroom.
“Students get to collaborate with and learn from some of the biggest names in music.
“It really fast-tracks students’ understanding of today’s contemporary music world.”