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Program helps their music come out
Friends of Brain Injured Children will be running free music classes that employ a range of water safe musical
instruments. From left, hydrotherapist Gabi Monus, Sebastian Andrews, 2, swimming instructor Dan Sliwka,
Zach Andrews, 7, Addison McInerney, 4, and Marla McInerney.
Photo: Jeffrey Chan
A program designed to promote social
inclusion and help people through the
use of music has expanded its free
services to assist families of brain-
The ANU Music Engagement
Program has been running for decades
in Canberra under funding from
ArtsACT, and this term the team has
been spending time with local group
Friends of Brain Injured Children.
Usually held at Tuggeranong Arts
Centre, the music program took on a
new challenge when children, parents
and grandparents took to the therapy
pool in a pilot project.
Convener of the ANU Music
Engagement Program, Georgia Pike,
said they ve never worked in that
"We re just going to have a bit of a
play and see what happens, we re
going to be adding some splashes into
various bits of the song, so it ll be fun,"
said Ms Pike.
"We will use mostly singing, and
then we will add in rubber ducks, as
people get more confident with basic
Ms Pike said the program was based
on the idea that every human being is
"Music is inside every human being.
It doesn t matter how that comes out,
it just needs to be set up so everyone
can be as musical as they re able.
Whether we re working with
professional musicians, young
children, families, people with
disabilities, everyone has the power to
make music and help others make
music and that s what the entire
program is based on."
Marla McInerney brings her
daughter Addison, 4, and Addison s
older brother, Cameron, to the pool.
While Cameron takes swimming
lessons with coach Dan Sliwka,
Addison enjoys the therapy in the arms
of her mum.
"The music program is nice and
relaxing, and it provides a different
focus for the kids when they re doing
the hydrotherapy and all that as well.
Addison loves to sing, and she likes
music. She finds the music and the
singing relaxing and good fun," Mrs
effort to get
Queanbeyan City councillor Toni
McLennan has warned the
community that Wednesday night s
council meeting is their last chance to
get a multiplex cinema for the city.
In July, Metro Cinemas threatened
to abandon their plans to operate in
Queanbeyan if the council didn t
agree to their deal.
Six of the 10 councillors rejected
the proposal citing there was
insufficient market and financial
detail. The joint venture proposal
would see the council invest up to
$8 million to construct a purpose-
built multi-screen cinema for the
operator to occupy as part of a
Cr McLennan, a supporter of the
proposal, dismissed concerns raised
by fellow councillors that insufficient
financial details had been provided.
"Their argument to not proceed
because of a lack of due diligence is
nonsense," she said.
But councillor Kenrick Winchester
said those with reservations only
wanted to investigate the viability of
a cinema at the site. He said while
they weren t opposed to the cinema
they were not comfortable
committing millions of the council s
dollars too hastily to such a project.
Queanbeyan Mayor Tim Overall s
proposal was rejected at July s
meeting and Cr Winchester said it
would be groundhog day on
Wednesday, August 27.
Cr McLennan conceded the
numbers in support of the motion to
engage Metro Cinemas had not
changed since last month.
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