Maestro makes music and memories across Western Queensland

07 October 2022

From Barcaldine to Blackall' Charleville to Cunnamulla and many townships in between - CQUniversity music maestro' Associate Lecturer Patty Preece has made a mark on Western Queensland.

Ms Preece recently conducted a music-making workshops tour on the Western Touring circuit' visiting nine communities' covering 4'000 kilometres of ground and engaging 234 participants.

"We visited many townships and worked with hundreds of people' from students in Prep right through to Year 12 as well as community groups and members from many cultural backgrounds'" Ms Preece said.

"We made a bunch of songs and heaps of memories."

Ms Preece delivered workshops to regional Queenslanders in Barcaldine' Blackall' Tambo' Charleville' Cunnamulla' Thargomindah' Quilpie' Winton and Longreach.

"The workshop series was designed for students and people interested in electronic music production' or for musicians who wanted to add elements to their music' live performance or recording'" Ms Preece explained.

"The workshops taught the basic software skills required to produce music using Ableton Live as well as the foundations of how to use it for song-writing' arrangement and the endless possibilities for music creation."

In addition to her role at CQUniversity' Ms Preece is a producer and an Ableton Live certified trainer.

"The workshops established a link to the schools' teachers' community members and groups' leaving support materials/lesson plans for ongoing learning and providing future support where required."

The Western Touring circuit project was supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.