Young Regional School of Music has celebrated its 35th birthday this week.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke and Education Minister Sarah Mitchell visited the Campbell Street office and studio on Tuesday afternoon.
Matt Bolger, Chief Executive Office of Young Regional School of Music, is proud to continue to deliver a vital service to the community.
"Our vision is 'Learn music, Love music, Love life', and that has not changed at all," Mr Bolger said.
"The bond that can develop between a tutor and students is critical - tutors have heart and they can deliver empathy with their lessons; the students go home and share that with their families and communities."
A piano-themed cake was made to mark the special occasion.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke praised the School and its team of teachers.
"It not only affects our moods, be it through a happy dance tune or maybe a more sombre piece, it has also been suggested as a critical influential factor in personal development.
"We are so proud to have such a fantastic group teaching music to students of all ages in Young, bringing the benefits of a musical education to this part of regional NSW."
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said "music lights up everyone's lives".
"Times are tough for our regional communities at the moment, so it is critical we keep students focused on learning and extra-curricular activities," Ms Mitchell said.
"Music lights up everyone's lives, and providing our children with stability, consistency and joy during this awful drought will benefit them greatly."