Alison up for educator award

FUNKY BASS: Stormfront Productions co-owner Alison Hams is in the running for the Best Musical Educator Award at the SA Music Awards. Photo: supplied.

FUNKY BASS: Stormfront Productions co-owner Alison Hams is in the running for the Best Musical Educator Award at the SA Music Awards. Photo: supplied.

Whyalla's Alison Hams has been named one of seven finalists for the Best Music Educator Award at the 2021 South Australian Music Awards (SAM) to be held in Adelaide on Thursday, November 18.

Alison is co-owner of Stormfront Productions, a founder of the Whyalla Recording Scholarship and Band Programme Director at Samaritan College.

For over 25 years Alison has combined her own successful Country Music career as musician, songwriter and performer with a relentles dedication to music education and mentoring - especially for young people.

Her rare combination of formal qualifications and huge real world music industry experience has been noted in this nomination.

Ms Hams said she was passionate about helping young musicians achieve their dreams.

"I do all I can to contribute to the community, assist young Regional musicians and offer genuine care, advice and support," she said.

"To be named a Finalist from a field of incredible nominees is an honour and I look forward to celebrating South Australian music with my fellow Finalists and industry peers."

Stormfront has a long history of community support, donating time and talent to worthy charity and local causes.

Since 2004 Alison and her husband and business partner Mark Tempany have coordinated events such as "Jamm 4 Genes" to encourage their students not only to develop their skills and confidence as musical performers, but importantly to be good people.

The 2021 SAM Awards will be held at Old Adelaide Gaol to provide an annual celebration and recognition of everyone on and off-stage helping the SA music industry survive incredibly unpredictable and challenging years through on-going COVID restrictions.