The Perform In Perth Festival was a major success for the “tremendously talented” young pupils of a Tayside piano teacher.
Claire Bywalec was “delighted” as her pupils won two gold, three silver and one bronze medal at one of Scotland’s leading competitions for traditional music and song.
“It was the first time I had entered pupils into the competition — and to do so well is just amazing,” said Claire, who teaches at her home in the Fair City.
Getting golds were fourteen-year-old Jack McKay and Oscar Stephen, 10.
Silvers were scooped by Molly Trainer, 14, and nine-year-olds Lauren Bell and Ameya Champaneria.
And Claire’s youngest medal winner was six-year-old Beth Wardle, who bagged a bronze.
Claire, who has 38 pupils, graduated from Perth College University of the Highlands and Islands in 2016, and has been teaching music full-time for a year.
She added: “As far as I am concerned, all my pupils are stars.
“They are a tremendously talented bunch and I am immensely proud of them.
“To win medals at such a prestigious musical event at their first attempt is a wonderful achievement, especially considering they are so young.”