Toitu Otago Settlers Museum is alive with the sound of music
these school holidays as Jayden Jesudhass (9) teaches ukulele
to a packed class.
Jayden has been playing the ukulele for four years and with
the help of his mother, Lien Trinh, and loves passing on his
''I really enjoy teaching, especially to the little ones, and
was really excited to have today's lessons packed out.''
Jayden's father, James Jesudhass, said he was very grateful
to the people of Dunedin for the support given to Jayden.
With a combination of his busking and working as a music
teacher Jayden has raised $5000 to cover the cost of
competing in the Australian country music festival at
Tamworth, NSW later this month.
Jayden plays eight different instruments, including guitar,
piano and flute.
Mr Jesudhass said he was happy with his son's passion for
''I think it's really good for the kids. Instead of getting
on the computer, they can pick up the guitar and have a
Toitu visitor manager Kirsten Glengarry said the museum was
pleased the lessons were proving popular and she was already
planning to run more.
By Liam MacAndrew.