TALENTED Somerton teenage drummer Anna Treece has been named overall winner of the Music Skills fundraising event in aid of the charity Just a Drop.

The prize of a year's expert drum tuition was presented to her by chart topping song-writer and producer for McFly and Lost Prophets, Julian Emery at the final event at Millfield Preparatory School.

It was an evening with a party atmosphere showcasing not only some highly talented drummers but the new sensation Dirty Red and Amanda Wollett who gave the budding musicians a master class in the art of jamming from the stage.

Simon Lomax, manager of the Somerton-based Music Skills was astounded to hear music industry expert Julian say that he believes Anna, just 14, will be playing the drums on television within 18 months!

The near impossible task of choosing the overall winner from the four finalists was given to the two independent judges. Geoff Merrigan, a personal and business development specialist, said: "The standard of playing was incredibly high and what the finalists had been able to achieve with the help of the trainers at Music Skills in just four weeks was nothing short of remarkable."

Now, Anna has a challenging year ahead because as part of her prize at the end of this year she will also go on to record a song written by Julian. Again the proceeds from it will go to Just A Drop, the clean water charity.

Music Skills have already been asked if they can expand the competition to include guitar skills next year.