Castlerock is in danger of being shut down! Castlerock is currently into the fourth week of renovations to help bring the premises up to public building standards. Unfortunately, with the costs of building surveyors, structural engineers, draftsmen, carpenters, electricians, plasterers, materials, etc. we are not going to be able to keep within our budget.
Castlerock Music Institute is run by a dedicated and passionate team of Teachers, who work within the community often volunteering their free time to help children learn how to be musicians.
On numerous occasions, owners Paul and Tzudy Weir have helped out families in dire financial need, by giving them discounts on music lessons, or in extenuating circumstances, free lessons for a period of time. They believe that no one should have to go without music due to hard times, unfortunate circumstances, or just because they can’t afford it.
Castlerock has also helped train and educate students with special needs, and children who are at risk of failing school. They have given scholarships to the community, and also volunteered their time and services to the community on a number of occasions. This includes the last ‘International Disability Day’ held at the Gary Holland Centre, where Castlerock provided the P.A system, M.C services, and staff completely free of cost.
Castlerock has also provided funding for young local bands and artists. Over the last 10 years, Castlerock has provided over $100,000.00 worth of funding for photo shoots, studio recording time, video shoots, rehearsal time, etc.
As you can see, Castlerock does a lot for the community and local families, and has a school of over 200 music students, and provides young up and coming musicians with employment in the music industry, by training them as music teachers, assistant sound engineers, etc. This gives them employment, and a chance to gain valuable experience within the music industry. We have 4 full time staff, and 12 part time staff. That’s 16 jobs for budding young musicians that are now in jeopardy.
We need help to get our premise up to the standard required for public buildings, so we can keep servicing the community, and training the next generation of future musicians.
If anyone out there can provide an extra pair of hands, any tradesmen want to offer their time, if anyone can help in anyway please contact Paul Weir on 0410 596 795 or 9529 2021.
On behalf of everyone at Castlerock, Paul & Tzudy would like to thank the following people:
- Marty from Tru-Blu Hire in Kwinana for providing with a discounted scaffold to help with the renovations
- Shane Pampling his discounted electrical services
- Greg Levene for the beautiful jarrah doors for the studio
- Arran Morton from the Sound Telegraph for getting us the front page
- All the staff who have put in extra hours to help out
- Derek Martin the boiler maker for building our brand new staircase free of charge
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