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Venture down Sani street on a weekday afternoon and you may hear the sounds of Ma Brrr, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Purcell, Michael Jackson, fanfares, umxhentso, dubstep, Bob Marley, Jonas Gwangwa… or something else you’ve never heard before. Trombones, marimbas, bass guitar… piano, voices, cellos, drums… shouts, whispers, booms, clicks, screams… it’s the sound of young people working, playing; the singing of beating hearts and the creaking of expanding minds.  Access Music Project (AMP) is an Eastern Cape music education centre connecting young people with their creative identities and opportunities in the creative economy, in partnership with local schools. AMP was established in response to the problem of young potential musicians not having access to music studies. In many schools music is not an option for study, and arts in general have little priority. AMP’s model is that of a centre where human and physical resources are pooled to serve learners from various under-resourced schools, enabling the creation of a well-equipped, diverse and high quality music programme. Engagement with arts provides a space in which children can explore those parts of their selves that cannot be understood through words, and develop critical and alternative ways of thinking and expression. The opportunity to study music formally can open up another world of pathways for children who are talented and aspiring musicians.

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3 days ago
Access Music Project

Excited to host the Big 5 Brass Quintet for a Masterclass/Workshop at AMP ahead of their evening performance in Makhanda.

All are welcome to attend this shared learning experience.
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Excited to host the Big 5 Brass Quintet for a Masterclass/Workshop at AMP ahead of their evening performance in Makhanda. 

All are welcome to attend this shared learning experience.Image attachment

AMP Internal Concert : 21 September 2023

What a vibe, what a thrill!

Our learners outdid themselves in a wonderful celebration of music. Taking part is compulsory for our instrumental learners giving them practice and confidence in performing. The audience of fellow learners gave encouraging support to everyone who took part and we were awed by the progress and talent on display.

Well done to the learners, teachers, interns and everyone who contributes to making AMP possible.
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AMP Internal Concert : 21 September 2023

What a vibe, what a thrill!

Our learners outdid themselves in a wonderful celebration of music. Taking part is compulsory for our instrumental learners giving them practice and confidence in performing. The audience of fellow learners gave encouraging support to everyone who took part and we were awed by the progress and talent on display.

Well done to the learners, teachers, interns and everyone who contributes to making AMP possible.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

AMP learners are taking part in a Sound Engineering Course supported by ABRSM. Many thanks to Armand Steenkamp for facilitating the first 2 modules. Our learners feel better equipped to manage a live stage experience! ... See MoreSee Less

AMP learners are taking part in a Sound Engineering Course supported by ABRSM. Many thanks to Armand Steenkamp for facilitating the first 2 modules. Our learners feel better equipped to manage a live stage experience!Image attachment

AMP bids farewell to Project Manager Shiloh Marsh, after 13 years of service, and welcomes new Manager Bridget Harrison.

Shiloh co-founded AMP in 2011 and has played a crucial role in making it the project which it is today. She will be greatly missed but her legacy will continue to impact music learners in the Makhanda community. We wish Shiloh everything of the best.

Bridget is a familiar face in the AMP office, having worked for the past year as AMP's Academic Coordinator. Bridget’s background is in music education, live theatre and administration. Her work as ABRSM Regional Coordinator connects her with many institutions around the country and gives her a keen understanding of the music education scene both locally and internationally. She has extensive experience with project coordination and management which has honed her high-level organisational capabilities. Bridget brings some key strengths to AMP, namely her skill in networking and collaboration, her resourcefulness, her reflective nature – thinking outside the box – and not least her strong passion for and commitment to AMP’s work.

A very warm welcome to Bridget!
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AMP bids farewell to Project Manager Shiloh Marsh, after 13 years of service, and welcomes new Manager Bridget Harrison.

Shiloh co-founded AMP in 2011 and has played a crucial role in making it the project which it is today. She will be greatly missed but her legacy will continue to impact music learners in the Makhanda community. We wish Shiloh everything of the best.

Bridget is a familiar face in the AMP office, having worked for the past year as AMPs Academic Coordinator. Bridget’s background is in music education, live theatre and administration. Her work as ABRSM Regional Coordinator connects her with many institutions around the country and gives her a keen understanding of the music education scene both locally and internationally. She has extensive experience with project coordination and management which has honed her high-level organisational capabilities. Bridget brings some key strengths to AMP, namely her skill in networking and collaboration, her resourcefulness, her reflective nature – thinking outside the box – and not least her strong passion for and commitment to AMP’s work.

A very warm welcome to Bridget!

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Well done Shiloh .

Welcome to the family Bridget Harrison

Welcome, Bridget🤗. And Shiloh, wow, how does one acknowledge the enormous and magnificent contribution you have made over the years to AMP? Your selfless work, meticulous attention, diplomacy and generosity of spirit have all helped AMP to develop and grow and maintain its future. You are just amazing.

Aah Shiloh - a job so well done. 🤗

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2 months ago
Access Music Project

Some of our IIMBEWU Youth Orchestra members had the opportunity to attend a concert by the Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra. It was an amazing experience and we were delighted to represent the wider Eastern Cape region.

Many thanks to Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra for providing transport from Makhanda.

Sponsorship:
#nacsouthafrica
#NationalArtsFestival
Dept. Sports, Art and Culture
Presidential Employment Stimulus

Media:
#BLAHZEBLAH
#shalommushwana
Dupliprint, Makhanda
Grocott's Mail

Partner Projects:
Access Music Pro#incophodevelopmentprojecto#keiskammamusicacademya#queenscollege_ecge_ec
Christian Gregor School of M#makanacommunityorchestraestra
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Some of our IIMBEWU Youth Orchestra members had the opportunity to attend a concert by the Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra.  It was an amazing experience and we were delighted to represent the wider Eastern Cape region.

Many thanks to Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra for providing transport from Makhanda.

Sponsorship:
#nacsouthafrica
#nationalartsfestival
Dept. Sports, Art and Culture
Presidential Employment Stimulus

Media:
#blahzeblah
#shalommushwana
Dupliprint, Makhanda
Grocotts Mail

Partner Projects:
Access Music Project
#incophodevelopmentproject
#keiskammamusicacademy
#queenscollege_ec
Christian Gregor School of Music
#makanacommunityorchestraImage attachmentImage attachment

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Well done, AMP! Keep shining!

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2 months ago
Access Music Project

Paul Hanmer gave a workshop to AMP learners on Saturday 29 July. He generously shared and performed his own compositions giving some of our learners the chance to play with him.

One never knows where these kind of opportunities will lead and how they will ultimately impact on the lives of young musicians. We were especially glad to see our younger learners take part and be brave enough to take up the invitation to play with Paul.
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Paul Hanmer gave a workshop to AMP learners on Saturday 29 July.   He generously shared and performed his own compositions giving some of our learners the chance to play with him.  

One never knows where these kind of opportunities will lead and how they will ultimately impact on the lives of young musicians.  We were especially glad to see our younger learners take part and be brave enough to take up the invitation to play with Paul.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Well done we need to see more mentoring.

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3 days ago
Access Music Project

Excited to host the Big 5 Brass Quintet for a Masterclass/Workshop at AMP ahead of their evening performance in Makhanda.

All are welcome to attend this shared learning experience.
... See MoreSee Less

Excited to host the Big 5 Brass Quintet for a Masterclass/Workshop at AMP ahead of their evening performance in Makhanda. 

All are welcome to attend this shared learning experience.Image attachment

AMP Internal Concert : 21 September 2023

What a vibe, what a thrill!

Our learners outdid themselves in a wonderful celebration of music. Taking part is compulsory for our instrumental learners giving them practice and confidence in performing. The audience of fellow learners gave encouraging support to everyone who took part and we were awed by the progress and talent on display.

Well done to the learners, teachers, interns and everyone who contributes to making AMP possible.
... See MoreSee Less

AMP Internal Concert : 21 September 2023

What a vibe, what a thrill!

Our learners outdid themselves in a wonderful celebration of music. Taking part is compulsory for our instrumental learners giving them practice and confidence in performing. The audience of fellow learners gave encouraging support to everyone who took part and we were awed by the progress and talent on display.

Well done to the learners, teachers, interns and everyone who contributes to making AMP possible.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

AMP learners are taking part in a Sound Engineering Course supported by ABRSM. Many thanks to Armand Steenkamp for facilitating the first 2 modules. Our learners feel better equipped to manage a live stage experience! ... See MoreSee Less

AMP learners are taking part in a Sound Engineering Course supported by ABRSM. Many thanks to Armand Steenkamp for facilitating the first 2 modules. Our learners feel better equipped to manage a live stage experience!Image attachment

AMP bids farewell to Project Manager Shiloh Marsh, after 13 years of service, and welcomes new Manager Bridget Harrison.

Shiloh co-founded AMP in 2011 and has played a crucial role in making it the project which it is today. She will be greatly missed but her legacy will continue to impact music learners in the Makhanda community. We wish Shiloh everything of the best.

Bridget is a familiar face in the AMP office, having worked for the past year as AMP's Academic Coordinator. Bridget’s background is in music education, live theatre and administration. Her work as ABRSM Regional Coordinator connects her with many institutions around the country and gives her a keen understanding of the music education scene both locally and internationally. She has extensive experience with project coordination and management which has honed her high-level organisational capabilities. Bridget brings some key strengths to AMP, namely her skill in networking and collaboration, her resourcefulness, her reflective nature – thinking outside the box – and not least her strong passion for and commitment to AMP’s work.

A very warm welcome to Bridget!
... See MoreSee Less

AMP bids farewell to Project Manager Shiloh Marsh, after 13 years of service, and welcomes new Manager Bridget Harrison.

Shiloh co-founded AMP in 2011 and has played a crucial role in making it the project which it is today. She will be greatly missed but her legacy will continue to impact music learners in the Makhanda community. We wish Shiloh everything of the best.

Bridget is a familiar face in the AMP office, having worked for the past year as AMPs Academic Coordinator. Bridget’s background is in music education, live theatre and administration. Her work as ABRSM Regional Coordinator connects her with many institutions around the country and gives her a keen understanding of the music education scene both locally and internationally. She has extensive experience with project coordination and management which has honed her high-level organisational capabilities. Bridget brings some key strengths to AMP, namely her skill in networking and collaboration, her resourcefulness, her reflective nature – thinking outside the box – and not least her strong passion for and commitment to AMP’s work.

A very warm welcome to Bridget!

Comment on Facebook

Well done Shiloh .

Welcome to the family Bridget Harrison

Welcome, Bridget🤗. And Shiloh, wow, how does one acknowledge the enormous and magnificent contribution you have made over the years to AMP? Your selfless work, meticulous attention, diplomacy and generosity of spirit have all helped AMP to develop and grow and maintain its future. You are just amazing.

Aah Shiloh - a job so well done. 🤗

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