Music

SMA Music Group’s First Performance

SMA Music Group’s First Performance

The Interact members have been visiting the Sunset Retirement Home in Muizenberg for a while and have built a really good relationship with the residents of the home. Yesterday our Music group went with us and had their very first performance at the retirement home. We had Emma-Jean on guitar and Laura on the keyboard accompanying the beautiful voices.  The[Read More…]

by May 21, 2015 Interact, Music
Music Academy Performance Practice Class

Music Academy Performance Practice Class

The Music Academy hosted our second Performance Practice Class of 2015 on Tuesday evening, 5 May. The students performed well and with great enthusiasm, supported by an audience of family members and friends.          The purpose of the Performance Practice Classes is to prepare our Music Academy students for future performances at concerts and events. It has[Read More…]

by May 8, 2015 Music
Silvermine String Ensemble Wins Facets Music Competition

Silvermine String Ensemble Wins Facets Music Competition

The Silvermine Music Academy string ensemble participated in the Facets Music Competition on 28 April hosted by Sans Souci Girls’ High School. They competed in the primary school instrumental ensemble music category against many other schools. We could not be prouder to announce that they won the competition. Well done and we commend them on their hard work and dedication,[Read More…]

by May 4, 2015 Music
Piano Master Classes

Piano Master Classes

We had our first Piano Master Class of 2015 on Saturday 25 April with Pieter Van Zyl. Our piano students and teachers find these classes very inspiring and it raises the standard of our pianists to a new level. One of our students, currently studying piano at UCT,  took part in the Master Class because she has learnt so much[Read More…]

by April 30, 2015 Music
Music talent at Silvermine Academy

Music talent at Silvermine Academy

Leo Van Der Bank is our first student at Silvermine Academy High School to do music as a subject through the Music Academy. He is currently in matric and is doing classical guitar as his main instrument. The Director of the Academy, Brenda Feldtmann, is thoroughly enjoying working with Leo who shows enormous talent and potential.

by April 23, 2015 Music
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – New Teacher, Nick Carter

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – New Teacher, Nick Carter

We have had fantastic start to our year at the Music Academy. Due to the tremendous growth in numbers, we have a couple of new teachers. Nick Carter is a very experienced Jazz Guitarist. He has recently moved back to his home town, Cape Town, from Johannesburg where he was head of Contemporary Music at St. John’s College. In the early 90s he[Read More…]

by February 18, 2015 Music
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy –  Concert at Noordhoek Manor and Music Marathon

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Concert at Noordhoek Manor and Music Marathon

We are having our first concert of the year at the Noordhoek Manor Retirement Village on 21 May at 18:30. Only a few of our students are playing, but we hope this will be the first of many such events. While the audience will be limited to Noordhoek Manor residents (sorry parents!) it is a great opportunity for our students[Read More…]

by May 15, 2014 Music
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Just Nuisance Parade

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Just Nuisance Parade

Our violin students along with their tutor Titia Blake recently participated in the Just Nuisance Parade held in Simonstown. Anyone who could play an instrument was welcomed to participate.   The walk took place from The Simon’s Town Museum to Jubilee Square.  Our students thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this historical event.

by May 8, 2014 Music
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – The 5 Golden Rules of Practising

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – The 5 Golden Rules of Practising

5 Golden rules For practising an instrument: Practising is the defining factor that makes the difference between a good performer and a great performer. Here are 5 tips that will help our budding musicians be the best they can be! Practise with the aim of never making a mistake. Practise SLOWLY, think before you play. Be easy in mind and[Read More…]

by April 24, 2014 Music
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Second Term Lessons in Full Swing

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Second Term Lessons in Full Swing

Term 2 lessons are in full swing at the Music Academy. Our ETE sponsored students have begun their group theory classes for Term 2. With the assistance of two of our more advanced students, they are truly learning to grasp Music Theory as we use interesting games and flash cards to make the learning experience fun. We are very happy to see our[Read More…]

by April 16, 2014 Music