30 May 2019
3,500 pounds raised in the UK by the Dionysus Ensemble to give expert instrumental teaching to PASI students
Your readers will be aware of my recent articles in which I mentioned the ongoing efforts of the professional and highly talented group of musicians in the United Kingdom, the Dionysus Ensemble, most closely associated with the Commonwealth Institute, working towards visiting Honiara this year, possibly to provide instrumental teaching to the children currently studying with the Piano Association of the Solomon Islands (PASI).
The Dionysus Ensemble has already received 3,500 pound from generous UK donors to facilitate the air trip and the stay and more donations are expected as the appeal reaches a wider UK audience.
The Piano Association of Solomon Islands enables children to receive tuition once or twice a year to learn various musical instruments, not simply the piano.
Once the appeal fund target is attained, the Dionysus Ensemble will begin instrumental teaching and the visitors will also work with local teachers and parents to share teaching practice to facilitate a wider range of instructional techniques.
It is considered the envisaged teaching project will bring exciting experiences and opportunities to all in PASI and it would be hoped the local teachers and the parents of the PASI members will further encourage and enthuse other Solomon Islands children, youths and those with a talent for music to further their interests in playing musical instruments for their own enjoyment and for the benefit of others.