Music Time at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Gloucester resumed this week after a short break for the school holidays.
The program is run by Reverend Rob Llewellyn and his wife Lauren (who wrote the program). They are both trained and experienced musicians and educators.
In the spirit of making the program open to all willing families, the entry fee has been dropped to a gold coin donation. Reverend Llewellyn said the idea behind the price drop was to allow all families to participate.
“We are passionate about making high quality early music education available to everyone in the community of Gloucester,” Reverend Llewellyn said.
An optional Christian based parenting course follows the music program.
Before becoming musical educators, the couple were professional musicians.
Mrs Llewellyn played with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra while Reverend Llewellyn featured in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Mrs Llewellyn is a casual music teacher for Gloucester Public School and Gloucester High School.
They recently performed in the orchestra for Gloucester High School’s production of ‘Into the Woods’.
Reverend Llewellyn said the church is looking for new ways to help service the Gloucester community.
This year, the church was involved in creating a fenced children’s play area. Plans are also in place to create a natural playground.
Reverend Llewellyn said notions of support have been shown by the community who are willing to assist with materials and labour for the project.