Joel Abernethy Advantage Recipient, 2017

The 2017 recipient is Jennifer Maher, from Hillston Central School, who was nominated by ACMF teacher Rachel Scott.

Rachel has been visiting the school for many years, and has watched with keen interest Jennifer’s musical development. As well as doing music for her HSC, Jennifer plays piano, electric and acoustic guitar, and bass guitar and regularly performs in the Hillston area. She finds musical inspiration in Ed Sheeran, Billy Joel, Jamie Lawson and members of Green Day, the Beatles and Queen, and hopes to follow a career in music.

Jennifer did a week’s work experience with Rachel last year – you can see an interview with her here.

Jennifer will spend a week in Sydney in early 2018, having guitar and song-writing lessons with ACMF ambassador (and guitar-playing legend!) Peter Northcote, as well as sitting in with him at band rehearsals and performances. What an opportunity!

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