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.
Saxophonist Matthew Perry recently gave an insightful Masterclass for AMP learners. Olwethu Bruintjies took part in preparation for his university audition.
Masterclasses are a wonderful learning experience for both partipants and spectators. We all thoroughly enjoyed the session and learning together.
Matthew Perry was part of the Resonating Classics tour with Katleho Mothae and Tiaan Uys arranged by Bridging Events. All three performers achieved high distinction results for their ABRSM Diploma/ARSM in Performance. ... See MoreSee Less
AMP learners and interns were excited to join in the launch of the new Makana Community Orchestra, which had its first rehearsal in the beginning of September, conducted by Johan Pretorius. Congratulations to Rhodes University Department of Music and Musicology and RUCE: Rhodes University Community Engagement for starting this wonderful initiative. We are so happy to be a part of this! ... See MoreSee Less
On Friday we were delighted to see an old friend of AMP, Louisa Feiter, who came to visit and took some beautiful photos of our AMP orchestra rehearsal!
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Happy Spring day to you all at AMP and our supporters. ... See MoreSee Less
Our Alumni are hard at work, putting something special. 'Watch the space' ... See MoreSee Less
AMP is looking for someone to teach a beat-making course for primary and secondary school learners 1.5hrs per week - starting as soon as possible. It will be a 10-lesson course. The candidate must be an experienced beat-maker and familiar with Ableton Live, and must be able to follow AMP's course outline. Previous teaching experience is desirable. See here for detailed job description: tinyurl.com/teachabletonamp. To apply, please submit your CV to email@example.com along with a detailed description of your relevant experience, by Monday 29 August. ... See MoreSee Less
Give every child equal access to Music Education and watch the world become a better place. ... See MoreSee Less
Access Music Project (AMP) would like to join the country to celebrate WOMEN'S DAY. Sithi Huntshu Makhosikazi. Angathint'imbokodo uthinta abafazi. ... See MoreSee Less
Access Music Project (AMP) welcomes Bridget Harrison in a part-time post as Academic Co-ordinator . A teacher at heart with a love of music and live theatre, Bridget began her career as a stage manager in SA and the UK before establishing her own piano teaching studio in KZN. AMP brings together her background with music education and performance. ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations Bridget Harrison.
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Today mark first day of classes at Access Music Project (AMP) . We would like to welcome our learners back and hope you had a wonderful holidays. This term is going to be extremely exciting. ... See MoreSee Less