Music

Music Marathon

Music Marathon

Musical  News Flash!!! Come and hear music  students playing in our Music Marathon on Friday 18 May 2012. Many instruments, many types of music, many venues! As well as food for sale from 16h00-18h00. Come,sit, relax and enjoy the music!  

by May 4, 2012 Music

Music to our Ears

The attached video is Cole Faraday playing “The Mazurka” by I. Berkovich from The Royal Schools of Music Grade 2 Examination Book.

by April 26, 2012 Music
Never a dull moment…

Never a dull moment…

Term Two is in full swing! From learning new Rhythm and new Melodies, to lots of musical games; lessons are never dull for the Silvermine Music Academy Students!

by April 13, 2012 Music
Piano Master classes

Piano Master classes

On Saturday 17 March, 5 of our piano students (Liam Swanson, Justin Muhl, Aneri Swanepoel, Lisa van Oudsthoorn and Jamie Louis) had Piano Master classes with Pieter can Zyl. These students are preparing for their Royal Schools external examination in May. Pieter is a professional pianist, who studied with Betsie Cluver, Nancy Hofmeyer and Neil Solomon. He has performed as[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 Music
Rock Stars of tomorrow

Rock Stars of tomorrow

Here in the Silvermine Music Academy, the drum department is busy growing the rock stars of tomorrow. Students are taught how to get to grips with basic rhythm, using books with play along CDs. They learn how to hold down basic groove, and how to keep it going, adding fills when they have become proficient with the grooves. The aim[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 Music
Guitar Tuition

Guitar Tuition

Guitar Tuition at the Academy Jeremy Olivier will be leaving us at the end of this term to fulfil all his performing commitments. Jeremy was one of our founding members of the Academy and it was such a pleasure to have him on our Staff again even if it was for a short while. Gari Crawford is making more time[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Music
Exceptional Music Students!

Exceptional Music Students!

We received wonderful news this week as 3 of our students were placed on the Honour roll at Unisa for their exceptional theory results! Congratulations to Justin Muhl – 94%, Lisa Van Oudtshoorn – 94,5% and Grace Johnston – 95% (As seen in this photo)  The other 3 students (Aneri Swanepoel, Amy Murgatroyd, Liam Swanson) who entered for the Unisa Grade 5 Theory also passed with distinction!

by March 2, 2012 Music
Sounds of Music…

Sounds of Music…

Sounds of music greet us every  Monday morning when we arrive at school. This is the sound of our formed string ensemble that Titia Blake started at the beginning of the year. Another exciting development is that more and more of our music students are beginning to realize the importance of music theory and have joined our theory classes. There[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Music
A Great Start

A Great Start

The Music Academy term is now in full swing. We are ending our 4th week and already have a waiting list of eager pupils which we are trying to accommodate. Students are working hard at new music, some of them already learning work to be played in external exams, concerts and festivals later this year. This year, we have doubled the[Read More…]

by February 10, 2012 Music