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Neighbour threatens legal action against 15yo boy taking daily tuba lessons each morning

A Brisbane mother has been left fuming after receiving a passive aggressive note from her neighbour.Her son’s loud tuba playing during self-isolation is what’s has sparked the bitter dispute, with a neighbour threatening to call the police in a note left for the family.North Brisbane schoolboy Ryan Collier, 15, has been dedicating himself to daily…

A Brisbane mother has been left fuming after receiving a passive aggressive note from her neighbour.

Her son’s loud tuba playing during self-isolation is what’s has sparked the bitter dispute, with a neighbour threatening to call the police in a note left for the family.

North Brisbane schoolboy Ryan Collier, 15, has been dedicating himself to daily tuba practice from 8am while being homeschooled during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The aspiring musician annoyed one neighbour so much that they left an angry letter in the family’s mailbox.

“I was instantly angry, I was fuming,” mum Anne-Maree Collier told A Current Affair.

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Mother Anne-Maree said the letter had made left her ‘smoking’, saying she would not tell her aspiring musician son to stop playing his instrument

“We wouldn’t have had a problem changing practice hours, but there was no talking – just the note,” she said.

Ms Collier said her son had played the Last Post in their driveway on Anzac Day and said she wouldn’t tell Ryan to stop his music.

The teenager is as aspiring musician and plays in Queensland’s youth orchestra as well as four other ensembles.

“I knew there would be some people who wouldn’t like it,” Ryan Collier told A Current Affair.

“But I didn’t know that people would be threatening to call the police.”

In the note, the neighbour indicated they’d already reported the tuba to the police and threatened to involve authorities again if the noise didn’t stop, the mother revealed in a Facebook post.

“I’m sorry his practice annoys you, but suggest you buy earplugs because I will definitely NOT tell him to stop practising,” she wrote.

“What is wrong with you?” she added.

“Please call the police and (hopefully) they’ll tell you to pull your head in, too.”

Her opinion proved controversial, with some social media users saying the neighbour was out of line while others justified involving the police.

With restrictions easing all over the country and kids being sent back to school as of Monday, Ryan says his playing won’t be a problem much longer.

“I’ll be back in school on Monday and it will be back in a sound proof room so they won’t have to worry about it,” he said.

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