For most high school students being keyed up for summer means dusting down the surfboard and investing in a new pair of bathers or boardies.
But for a group of young musicians from Geraldton to Rockingham and in between, summer is all about tickling the ivories at The University of Western Australia.
The secondary school-aged students will take part in UWA's second Discover Music Keyed-Up! for Summer workshop. Besides master classes run by Graeme Gilling, Head of Keyboard Studies, they will take part in ensemble music making, improvisation and composition sessions, choral and aural workshops, and guided performance opportunities during the four days.
"It will be a fantastic workshop, featuring lessons, supervised rehearsals, ensemble work, musicianship training and other activities normally only available to students enrolled in a tertiary music institution," Mr Gilling said.
Organisers expect some of the students will end up studying Music at UWA and perhaps even going on to perform professionally.
Discover Music offers other programs through the year including Junior Music School for children aged from 18 months to 12 years.
The media is welcome to visit Keyed-Up! sessions from Tuesday 8 December to Friday 11 December at the School of Music on the UWA campus.