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
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