The very best of Perrin Guitar Tuiton's students will be performing at a charity concert this month.
Ten of the students are putting on the event and all the proceeds from ticket sales will go to St John Ambulance.
Caitlin Kelly is one of the students who will be performing. A singer, composer and musician, Caitlin has been playing since she was nine years old.
"I love the versatility of the guitar. You can do so much with and you can play all sorts of music, if you work hard enough at it," she says.
Now in year 13 at Waiuku College, Caitlin says music will be in her future, but she's also interested in studying international relations and security at university.
She's looking forward to the upcoming charity concert, but says the nerves are definitely there.
"Even though I do perform regularly, I still get nervous. I think its good to be nervous though as it means that you want to perform to the best of your ability," she says. "I'm also super excited as there has been a lot of hard work put into this!"
Having had many opportunities to perform, Caitlin says she doesn't have one highlight in her singing career, but enjoys the feeling of accomplishment after every performance.
"Nothing can beat hearing your audience clap and cheer for you after you play," she says.
Caitlin, along with other students taught by Perrin Madsen, will be performing at La Valla in Tuakau on Sunday 26 March.
Tickets for the two concerts (4pm and 6pm) can be purchased from Music Mania Pukekohe or the St John Op Shop on Harris Street Pukekohe, for $10.
Back (L-R) Cody Reeson, Alex Cooper, Justin Robinson, Isabella Cooper, Stan Bowen and Stephen Potter (St John Crew). Front (L-R) Niklas Meads, Caitlin Kelly, Marcos Lawson, Devon Brown, Perrin Madsen (guitar teacher).