The world would fall silent if it weren't for men like Peter Reid.
An instrument maker - or 'luthier' - based in Orange, Mr Reid would turn hundreds of hollowed logs into fine stringed instruments every year.
"The best thing about the job is the people you meet," Mr Reid said.
"They all have their own backgrounds, where they've been, where they're going and it's nice to know the instrument you've made is going with them."
But aside from the music they make, Mr Reid finds joy in turning his tools to craft something visually stunning as well.
"I like working the timber, it tells you stories and you see yourself in it as you're turning it into something," he said.
His love of the instrument began in 1988, whilst working in Mount Victoria with a Czech-born luthier.
Once he had built his first violin from scratch in 2001, he moved away from merely repairing stringed instruments.
"I still do a lot of repairs, most of what I've done this week [at the string summer school] is repairing for students, their bows, their instruments," he said.
A hobbyist viola player himself, Mr Reid admits he gets little time to practice or play his own instrument. These days, he is too busy crafting everyone else's instrument.
Though the love of music is clearly a pillar of his DNA with his and wife Frankie's eight-year-old granddaughter, Sophia now taking part in the annual Riverina Summer School for Strings.
The budding violist is also the inspiration behind the company name, 'Sophia's Strings'.
For the past five years, Mr and Mrs Reid have been involved with the string summer school, even sponsoring several students each year to attend.
This year's week-long event has seen up to 100 students aged six to 60 attend the school, participating in ensembles for guitar, violin, viola and for the second year mandolin.
For the first time, a conductor course was also introduced under the tutelage of world-renowned and Tasmania-residing musician Johannes Fritzsch.
"It's really good to hear a whole lot of people together playing, it's inspiring to be a part of that wider community," said Jeff Donovan, summer school president.
Travelling from Melbourne, it was pianist Caroline Almonte's third year as a tutor and accompanist in Wagga.
"The real advantage of this is that it brings children together. We have sports camps for the sporty kids, but it's rare to have a music camp," Ms Almonte said.
"This is the place where music is the popular activity and you don't get that in many places."