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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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6 days ago
Access Music Project

International Volunteers: Charlie (New Zealand)

We loved having Charlie volunteer for us during her gap year to South Africa. Her contribution to our project was significant and we were thrilled that she could fulfill her dream of having intensive drumming lessons.

Thank you Charlie - you brought joy and laughter to our office and we all agree that you have a hidden drumming talent!

Join our community and become involved.
accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.

We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship and Doorways programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.
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International Volunteers: Charlie (New Zealand)

We loved having Charlie volunteer for us during her gap year to South Africa.  Her contribution to our project was significant and we were thrilled that she could fulfill her dream of having intensive drumming lessons.

Thank you Charlie - you brought joy and laughter to our office and we all agree that you have a hidden drumming talent!
 
Join our community and become involved.
https://accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMPs STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.

We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship and Doorways programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.

AMP & the Makana Community Orchestra

AMP is part of a greater music community within in Makhanda. We love how the Makana Community Orchestra brings many of our learners, teachers, staff, friends and supporters together once a week to share the love of making music.

Join our community and become involved.
accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship and Doorways programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.
... See MoreSee Less

AMP & the Makana Community Orchestra

AMP is part of a greater music community within in Makhanda. We love how the Makana Community Orchestra brings many of our learners, teachers, staff, friends and supporters together once a week to share the love of making music. 

Join our community and become involved.
https://accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMPs STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship and Doorways programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

AMP Alumni Perform!

We are so incredibly proud of our alumni who are gathering speed on the performing circuit. Listen to them live this Saturday at the Observatory Museum Grahamstown: Bulelani Mfuku (Bass Guitar), Siyabulela Mfuku (Saxophone), Sonwabile Ngantweni (Trombone)

Join our community and become involved.
accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship and Doorways programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.
Albany Museum
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AMP Alumni Perform!

We are so incredibly proud of our alumni who are gathering speed on the performing circuit.  Listen to them live this Saturday at the Observatory Museum Grahamstown: Bulelani Mfuku (Bass Guitar), Siyabulela Mfuku (Saxophone), Sonwabile Ngantweni (Trombone)

Join our community and become involved.
https://accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMPs STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship and Doorways programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.
Albany Museum
1 week ago
Access Music Project

EAP lessons are underway with our new learners at AMP!

Thursday afternoons are a joyful atmosphere as the sound of drumming fills the air. Yolanda Bonani teaches these introductory lessons with his infectious enthusiasm and natural flair for rhythm.

Join our community and become involved.
accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.

We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship and Doorways programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.
... See MoreSee Less

EAP lessons are underway with our new learners at AMP!  

Thursday afternoons are a joyful atmosphere as the sound of drumming fills the air. Yolanda Bonani teaches these introductory lessons with his infectious enthusiasm and natural flair for rhythm.

Join our community and become involved.
https://accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMPs STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.

We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship and Doorways programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.

Congratulations Athenkosi Nelane!

Athi teaches music theory classes at AMP and has a passion for developing an understanding of music theory among active musicians.
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Congratulations Athenkosi Nelane!

Athi teaches music theory classes at AMP and has a passion for developing an understanding of music theory among active musicians.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Enkosi, ndiyabulela. Dankeschoen, myAMP family 🙏🏾♥️

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3 weeks ago
Access Music Project

Are you interested in music? Do you want to learn to play an instrument? Are you a school learner in Grade 5-8?

Join us on Friday, 9 February at 14h30, Joza Youth Hub to find how you can register at AMP.

For more information contact:
071 121 4081
amp@accessmusic.org.za
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Are you interested in music? Do you want to learn to play an instrument? Are you a school learner in Grade 5-8?

Join us on Friday, 9 February at 14h30, Joza Youth Hub to find how you can register at AMP.

For more information contact:
071 121 4081
amp@accessmusic.org.za

Early Access Programme(EAP)
Registration Day!

Primary School learners can register for an initial year at AMP where they get to try different instruments. After signing up they sat in on the AMP Orchestra rehearsal and were mesmerized.
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Early Access Programme(EAP)
Registration Day!

Primary School learners can register for an initial year at AMP where they get to try different instruments. After signing up they sat in on the AMP Orchestra rehearsal and were mesmerized.Image attachment

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Support our AMP alumni taking part.

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i will be there nakanjani❤️

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We love it when AMP learners, who have gone on to study music, come home for the holidays. They gather to jam together, share stories and (best of all) inspire us all to get back to playing music again.

Olwethu Bruintjies, Alto Saxophone (UCT)
Sinesipho Geelbooi, Drums (UCT)
Sesona Kelekete, Trombone (NWU)
Sigcibile Kolisi, Alto Saxophone (NWU)

Support them as the take part in -
THE JOYFUL BAND
NIGHT OF PRAISE & WORSHIP
27 January, Drill Hall, Makhanda, 17h30
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Our team at AMP has been getting ready to welcome learners and teachers into the new year.

Thanks to the Social Employment Fund we have been able to paint our office and teaching spaces. It's been a great way to ease into the year and reconnect with each other.

Thanks also to Grahamstown Electrical and Paint Hardware for their painting advice and support. Our AMP space is looking beautiful and is ready to be filled with music.
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Our team at AMP has been getting ready to welcome learners and teachers into the new year. 

Thanks to the Social Employment Fund we have been able to paint our office and teaching spaces. Its been a great way to ease into the year and reconnect with each other.

Thanks also to Grahamstown Electrical and Paint Hardware for their painting advice and support. Our AMP space is looking beautiful and is ready to be filled with music.Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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I miss you guys 😢 ♥️ Happy New Year To All🙌♥️

Ngaba ninazo forms for bantwana bafuna ngena

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6 days ago
Access Music Project

International Volunteers: Charlie (New Zealand)

We loved having Charlie volunteer for us during her gap year to South Africa. Her contribution to our project was significant and we were thrilled that she could fulfill her dream of having intensive drumming lessons.

Thank you Charlie - you brought joy and laughter to our office and we all agree that you have a hidden drumming talent!

Join our community and become involved.
accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.

We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship and Doorways programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.
... See MoreSee Less

International Volunteers: Charlie (New Zealand)

We loved having Charlie volunteer for us during her gap year to South Africa.  Her contribution to our project was significant and we were thrilled that she could fulfill her dream of having intensive drumming lessons.

Thank you Charlie - you brought joy and laughter to our office and we all agree that you have a hidden drumming talent!
 
Join our community and become involved.
https://accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMPs STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.

We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship and Doorways programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.

AMP & the Makana Community Orchestra

AMP is part of a greater music community within in Makhanda. We love how the Makana Community Orchestra brings many of our learners, teachers, staff, friends and supporters together once a week to share the love of making music.

Join our community and become involved.
accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship and Doorways programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.
... See MoreSee Less

AMP & the Makana Community Orchestra

AMP is part of a greater music community within in Makhanda. We love how the Makana Community Orchestra brings many of our learners, teachers, staff, friends and supporters together once a week to share the love of making music. 

Join our community and become involved.
https://accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMPs STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship and Doorways programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

AMP Alumni Perform!

We are so incredibly proud of our alumni who are gathering speed on the performing circuit. Listen to them live this Saturday at the Observatory Museum Grahamstown: Bulelani Mfuku (Bass Guitar), Siyabulela Mfuku (Saxophone), Sonwabile Ngantweni (Trombone)

Join our community and become involved.
accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship and Doorways programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.
Albany Museum
... See MoreSee Less

AMP Alumni Perform!

We are so incredibly proud of our alumni who are gathering speed on the performing circuit.  Listen to them live this Saturday at the Observatory Museum Grahamstown: Bulelani Mfuku (Bass Guitar), Siyabulela Mfuku (Saxophone), Sonwabile Ngantweni (Trombone)

Join our community and become involved.
https://accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMPs STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship and Doorways programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.
Albany Museum
1 week ago
Access Music Project

EAP lessons are underway with our new learners at AMP!

Thursday afternoons are a joyful atmosphere as the sound of drumming fills the air. Yolanda Bonani teaches these introductory lessons with his infectious enthusiasm and natural flair for rhythm.

Join our community and become involved.
accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.

We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship and Doorways programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.
... See MoreSee Less

EAP lessons are underway with our new learners at AMP!  

Thursday afternoons are a joyful atmosphere as the sound of drumming fills the air. Yolanda Bonani teaches these introductory lessons with his infectious enthusiasm and natural flair for rhythm.

Join our community and become involved.
https://accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMPs STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.

We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship and Doorways programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.

Congratulations Athenkosi Nelane!

Athi teaches music theory classes at AMP and has a passion for developing an understanding of music theory among active musicians.
... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations Athenkosi Nelane!

Athi teaches music theory classes at AMP and has a passion for developing an understanding of music theory among active musicians.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Enkosi, ndiyabulela. Dankeschoen, myAMP family 🙏🏾♥️

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