NDIS participant reaches musical high


Published Aug 26 2021

Above: Chris playing live at Lentil As Anything.

Chris Kapiniaris, a 50 year old NDIS recipient with Merri Health, reached one of his goals over the past year: improving his musical abilities and performing in public.

Chris plays acoustic guitar and loves to sing covers. After spending time with his Merri Health support worker, Bastian, a performance was organised at Lentil As Anything in Thornbury. Chris says, “We get along like a house on fire.”

He plays the music he grew up with – artists like Bob Dylan, Melissa Etheridge, Rodriguez and Neil Young. Chris and Bastian love practicing music, going fishing and BMX bike riding together. This has immensely improved Chris’s overall wellbeing by having access to hobbies and creative outlets.

Chris explained, “I was nervous before my first performance but I can’t wait to play again”.

Well done, Chris!