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
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Welcome to our New Staff Member

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Welcome to our New Staff Member

To all our music students we want to say a big WELCOME BACK! We are excited to annouce that we have a new staff member joining us this term. Eben Meyer will be teaching guitar at the Music Academy.

by April 8, 2014 Music
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Piano Symposium, Stellenbosch

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Piano Symposium, Stellenbosch

Every two years the conservatory of the Stellenbosch University hosts the Hennie Joubert Piano Competition and the Symposium. This year 4 of our senior students will attend on Tuesday 25 March and 11 of our students and teachers will attend on Saturday 29 March. The day starts with a lecture in the morning, then a lunch hour concert, four hours of master[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 Music
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Guidelines for Practising Music

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Guidelines for Practising Music

“Practice means repitition and it is through repitition that we learn”. Practising should be ideally done on a daily basis when the mind is fresh and all details concerning the music eg. correct fingering, time rhythm, notation, rests, phrasing, hand position and even posture, should be meticulously observed. Slow practice is an essential factor, as is seperate hand practice in the[Read More…]

by March 18, 2014 Music
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Sponsored Pupils

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Sponsored Pupils

Silvermine Music Academy is proud to host 16 sponsored students learning a variety of instruments. These talented pupils were selected for showing tremendous promise in music. They practice at break times and even after school to make the most of the opportunity they have been given. Not a note is wasted. Academy Guitar Tutor, and ex-Sun Valley Primary School pupil,[Read More…]

by March 13, 2014 Music
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Music Appreciation for Grade 1 and 2

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Music Appreciation for Grade 1 and 2

An exciting new course for Grade 1 and 2 will start at the beginning of the second term. Students will learn about composers, the time they lived in and listen to the music they composed (with listening guides). The emphasis will fall on developing aural skills and a better understanding and knowledge of music.  This will enhance their enjoyment and[Read More…]

by March 5, 2014 Music
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – “The Hills Are Alive…. With The Sound Of Music” at Silvermine Academy

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – “The Hills Are Alive…. With The Sound Of Music” at Silvermine Academy

As many of you will know, The Sound of Music is currently being performed at the Artscape Opera House and showcases a number of performers from the Music Academy. Carmen Pretorius plays the part of Liezl, with Academy Vocal student, Amy Rose Barber as understudy for the same part. The show is receiving rave reviews and is set to perform[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 Music
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – New Staff Member

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – New Staff Member

We are very excited to welcome Christine Kannemeyer to our Music Academy Staff. She will be teaching violin, cello and piano. Lessons are now in full swing. New enrolments are coming in daily. It is exciting to hear the wonderful sounds of progress.

by February 20, 2014 Music