2015 Program Song

Music Mentor


Marcia Hines

Music: Count Us In was very proud to have had the amazing Marcia Hines as our 2015 Mentor! Marcia was involved in Music: Count Us In throughout the year – helping to write and record the the program song and helping to launch it.  The day the song was released, Marcia visited Channel 9’s Today to help promote Music: Count Us In.

It was a real privilege to work with Marcia and we would like to thank her for celebrating music and music education with us in 2015.


Creating the Song

In 2015, four students from around Australia were selected to work with Program Ambassador John Foreman OAM, Program Mentor Marcia Hines and Songwriting Mentor Tom Diesel. They spent an exciting day working together at L5 Studios in Sydney, combining the ideas, melodies and lyrics of their submissions to create a wonderful upbeat tune that uses beautiful imagery and celebrates music.

Our 2015 Student Songwriters were:

  • Frank Dixon – Eltham College, Victoria
  • Larissa Lock – Immanuel College, South Australia
  • Lynn Ng – Essex Heights Primary School, Victoria
  • Tylah Winyard – Dynamite Studios Australia, Queensland

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I want to pass stories to future generations, as well as kids of today, in a respectful, educational and uplifting way.

 – Tylah Winyard, 13 years old, from Queensland

Song recording

Gold  was recorded at Studios 301 in Sydney with students from The Arts Unit. The students were mentored by Program Ambassador John Foreman OAM and Program Mentor Marcia Hines, along with Rex Goh (Guitar), Gordon Rytmeister (Percussion) and Emile Nelson (Bass).

Students performing in the recorded tracks are:

  • Oscar Peterson (Bass)
  • Alistair Hayes (Percussion)
  • Joshua Meader (Guitar)
  • Matthew Harris (Piano)
  • Jessica Roukeward, Jessica Franke, Jordan Hare, Kay Hughson, Lauren White and Sefa Lagaaia (Vocals)

Watch the 2015 Songwriting Workshop 

Watch the Recording of the 2015 Song

Music is like my second language…I like to express my feelings about important issues through song writing….I hope to make a difference in the world through music.

– Larissa Lock, 13 years old, from South Australia



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