On Kangaroo Island, the Kingscote and Parndana Anglican Churches were the venues for piano recitals of Scott Ellson's students.

Parndana Students: l-r: I Bowden, S Davis, B Wilson, A Wheaton, J Mumford, S 
 Bowden, G Morgan, Scott Ellson, C Wheaton, O Wendt, J Wilson and G Wells.
Parndana Students: l-r: I Bowden, S Davis, B Wilson, A Wheaton, J Mumford, S Bowden, G Morgan, Scott Ellson, C Wheaton, O Wendt, J Wilson and G Wells.

On November 15 and 16, both the Kingscote and Parndana Anglican Churches were the venues for piano recitals of Scott Ellson's students.

18 students of varying ages and experience played pieces they had practised hard to perfect over many weeks, and performed them solo in front of an appreciative audience consisting mostly of proud family members.

Mr Ellson said, "Playing a solo instrument in a recital situation is a nerve racking experience, and all of my students were able to overcome their nerves and perform their pieces confidently.

“There were many highlights but it was not a competition and I am equally proud of all my students.”

Mr Ellson has been teaching piano since the conclusion of his Diploma of Music studies in 1998, returning to the island in 2011.