Kaine Mauri dreams of becoming a successful music producer.
Next week, the Kangan Institute music studies student will edge closer to realising his dream when an album he helped create is launched.
Mr Mauri is one of about 20 certificate IV music studies students, and helped write, perform and produce a 12-track album of original music.
The album will be released at a showcase later this month.
The Gladstone Park musician helped write two of the songs on the album, and helped mix and produce others.
Now the 19-year-old is eager to find out what the public thinks of the group’s work.
“I never thought I would be involved in an album. But it is exciting to be creating an album all about us, and showing what we can do,” Mr Mauri said. “Hopefully, people like what we do.”
Mr Mauri started playing the guitar aged 12, following in the footsteps of a cousin. Over the years, he has learnt to play the bass, ukulele and drums.
But his passion is producing.
Mr Mauri said he didn’t want to stand on stage and be in the spotlight, but would rather help other people’s success in the music business.
The showcase is at Musicland, 1359 Sydney Road, Fawkner, from 7pm, on November 23. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and concession card holders. Bookings essential.