Backstage Pass: Youth Music Clinics

The Backstage Pass Youth Music Clinics gave students aged 15-18 an amazing opportunity to have hands-on experience with leading musicians, to help develop their musical talent.

100 senior high school students heard singer-songwriter Sandi Thom speak and perform as well as participating in instrument specific clinics, guided by leading songwriters and musicians. The session concluded with a final performance by the students alongside their mentors.

Erana Clark, Rai Thistlethwayte and Sandi Thom

Backstage Pass: Schedule

  • 9:00am Students arrive
  • 9:15am Welcome by Milly Petriella, Deputy Director Member Services APRA|AMCOS
  • 9:30am Presentation and performance by Sandi Thom
  • 10:15am Music Clinics:
  • 11:15am Morning Tea
  • 11:35am Sound Engineering
  • 12:10pm Student performance with mentors

Thank you to...

AIM - Australian Institute of Music - logo

The Backstage Pass Youth Music Clinics were made possible with the generous support of the Australian Insitute of Music (AIM), as well as Allans Music and the Australian Children's Music Foundation (ACMF); Backstage Pass will help inspire and skill the next generation of Australian songwriters and performers.

Allans Music logo
Australian Children's Music Foundation logo

Meet some of the Mentors

Kere Buchanan Kere Buchanan

Drummer/ Composer/ Arranger/ Producer

Erana Clark Erana Clark

Australian Idol Vocal Coach

Patrick Matthews Patrick Matthews

Bassist for Youth Group

Peter Northcote Peter-Northcote

Session guitarist, composer, solo performer

Victor Rounds Victor Rounds

Session bassist