Nathalia performance a boost for Tamia’s singing career 
15 Jan 2020

 Echuca’s Tamia Connor-Walsh loves singing, especially when she has written her own music. 

And her singing career has been given a boost, thanks to her personal efforts and the support she has received from the team at the Echuca Intereach office. 

Tamia recently performed at the GRAIN Store, in Nathalia, a rural arts centre that hosts exhibitions, performances and workshops. 

It was holding an art opening for International Day of People With Disability, and this was considered an ideal opportunity for Tamia to show her talents. 

Intereach Community Links staff member Tracey Molluso had been working with 15year-old Tamia, who lives with Autism and was struggling to find something engaging and meaningful in which to participate. 

Tracey discovered Tamia’s passion for singing and writing her own music and was keen to explore avenues that might lead to a career path in this field. 

That’s when the opportunity to perform at the GRAIN Store arose. 

“I loved performing there and hope I get the chance to do it again,” Tamia said. 

Open Day organisers at the GRAIN Store were impressed with Tamia and said they will keep her in mind for future events where she may be able to perform. 

“When I first spoke to Tamia and her mum Nicole about the possibility of singing at the GRAIN Store they were very keen. She had previously performed at school and in Echuca, but this was the first engagement outside her home town,” Tracey said. 

“The success of her performance has opened up the opportunity for Tamia to sing at other events in the region. 

“Tamia is usually a shy young lady, so it was wonderful to see her shine on stage; her confidence was amazing,” Tracey added. 

The Intereach Community Links team, of which Tracey is a part, was established this year to help ‘link’ community members to the appropriate services and support that are available. 

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