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
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – “Music can change the world, because music can change people.” Bono

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – “Music can change the world, because music can change people.” Bono

Silvermine Music Academy continues its good work this week, with lessons now in full swing. Our students are enjoying being tutored in a variety of disciplines. One of our students jamming some Blues infused Rock music, played nice and loud! A budding pianist, learning correct hand placement for expressive execution of melodies. Silvermine Music Academy aims to convey a broad[Read More…]

by February 19, 2014 Music
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Moving to the Beat of your own Drum

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Moving to the Beat of your own Drum

2014 sees us welcome a new face to the Music Academy. We welcome Amy February to the team. She will be the face of the Academy and is there to assist and answer your questions. Drums, being a member of the percussion group of musical instruments, tend to be quite noisy. It is for this reason that we have the[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 Music

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Music Academy – Congratulations to our Matric Music Students!

Congratulations to our Matric students on their excellent music marks. Justin Muhl and Lisa Van Oudtshoorn both had 87% for ABRSM grade 8 and were placed 2nd in the Western Cape. Liam Swanson was placed 3rd with 80%. Ami Rose Barber will be seen in the Sound of Music at Artscape from the middle of February. She will play the[Read More…]

by February 7, 2014 Music