New Ibanez acoustic electric guitar for aspiring guitarist, Tahlia thanks to Joel Abernethy Advantage Scholarship!

Tahlia came in to pick up her new Ibanez electronic acoustic guitar this morning made possible by the Joel Abernethy Advantage Scholarship! We were treated with a beautiful private performance showing that she is very deserving.

Joel Abernethy was a young man from NSW, who began playing electric guitar at 11 years old. As his mother, Wendy, said recently ‘Music was his solace, his passion and his creative outlet’. Joel passed away in 2010. The Joel Abernethy Advantage was established by the ACMF in February 2014, with a generous donation from Joel’s parents, Wendy Smyrk and John Abernethy, to honour their son’s memory. We would like to thank Wendy, John and other program donors for making this possible.

Click here to donate to the scholarship.

Well done, Tahlia!