About the Mentor
The multi-talented Grayson Gilmour hails from Palmerston North, and has been Mentoring since 2008. He leads a threefold life as a solo artist, film composer and “synth-dude” for So So Modern. 2015 was a banner year for Grayson, with his album Infinite Life nominated for the prestigious Taite Music Prize, and winning Best Original Music in a Feature Film?at the Silver Scrolls!
Teacher Adrienne McDowell of Nelson College says,
“Grayson gave students feedback from a different perspective than they normally get. His experience in composition also gave them ideas about future plans and possibilities. It was a wonderful experience for the boys to have the time to sit and share with Grayson and to enjoy knowing that there is a real future for music after school. Often music is a very small part of a traditional boys’ school and this gave validation to the thing the boys love in their lives. Would like to thank all those concerned with giving the boys such a great opportunity.”