Top marks for Greymouth songstress

Picture: Viv Logie

Greymouth songbird Cheyney Anderson shows off the Trinity College London certificate she recently received after achieving the top marks in New Zealand in the grade five rock and pop vocals. Cheyney has been singing since attending Cobden School, where she was taught music by Carolyn Williams and Liz Ewan. She was also involved in the school kapa haka group, which she believes played a big part in boosting her confidence to sing in front of crowds. At Greymouth High School, Jessica McMillan tutored Cheyney and encouraged her to participate in shows and concerts. Cheyney has since done levels 1-5 in the Trinity Hall singing exams and has passed them all with merit, apart from level five, which she recently passed with distinction scoring 92 out of 100. Since leaving high school she has continued singing and is a member of the Greymouth Youth Choir.