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our valued customers and
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your support in 2014
Wishes all her valued
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and a happy New Year
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Sweet music for Mallee family
by Stephanie Nitschke
There are many factors that
make the McIntosh family,
of Taplan, unique.
The family includes seven children
between the ages of eight months and 12
years, all of whom are home schooled by
mother, Peri McIntosh.
While everyday life can become chaotic
at times, music is one pastime in which
they participate in as a family. Most of
the children play a variety of musical
instruments, as well as singing together.
Mrs McIntosh said the musical influence
has come from both sides of the family.
“(My husband) Josh’s family have quite
a lot of interest in writing songs and
singing together,” she said.
“ They used to sing while they were
doing the washing up and they used to
learn harmonies, they would learn the
different parts while they were doing the
“It was the same with our family,
although it was more about playing
instruments than singing together.”
When they began their own family, Mrs
McIntosh said music continued to play an
“When we had our first child, Eliana, we
used to love singing to her and we always
said that we wanted to sing as a family,”
“We know that music is so important
for healing and learning and lots of
Mrs McIntosh said that she included
music in the children’s schooling but in a
“fairly relaxed way”.
“Before we moved to SA, we were
doing Suzuki piano because it was really
easy, we had a wonderful teacher and
we really loved doing that. Now, it’s just
a little bit too far to go (for lessons),” she
“Having said that, we have a piano,
violins, guitars and other instruments...
that the kids can play around with.”
In addition, oldest child Eliana, 12, said
the children like to sing while doing the
“We sing while we’re doing the
vacuuming or washing up,” she said.
“Last night dad got out the guitar and
I was just reading with (siblings) Aurelia
and Malachi, but dad was just playing
and we joined in and sang harmony.”
With Christmas just around the corner,
Mrs McIntosh said the family enjoys
singing traditional hymns as well as
“ Typically, we spend (Christmas day)
with family. We go to church and come
home for a lovely lunch,” she said.
“ There’s usually some singing in
the afternoon, it’s just something that
happens naturally. Someone will pick up
a recorder or a guitar and everyone will
The McIntosh family have performed at
various public events, most recently the
Brown’s Well centenary celebrations.
In the future, Mrs McIntosh said the
family hoped to perform for other groups
in the community.
“We would like to be able to sing so
that we bless people, especially for people
in nursing homes and aged care facilities,”
“We’d love to be able to bring a little bit
of joy into their lives.”
had our first
we used to
love singing to her and
we always said that
we wanted to sing as a
family. We know that
music is so important for
lots of things.
The musical McIntosh family join together
for a song at their home in Taplan (from
left) Aleida, 8, mother Peri, Abran, 10,
Eliana, 12, holding Aurelia, eight months,
Malachi, 2, Elias, 6, and Gilead, 4.
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