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Access Music Project relies mainly on grants and donations in order to carry out its activities. If you are interested in making a donation, you can do so via the following methods:

By Electronic Financial Transaction (EFT):

Account name: Arkwork for Art
Account number: 62368222099
Bank name: FNB
Branch: Grahamstown (Makhanda)
Branchcode: 210717
SWIFT code: FIRNZAJJ

Via our AMPlify Us campaign:

This allows donors to pay via PayPal, Global credit/debit card, RSA credit/debit card, EFT and instant EFT. This is an ideal option for international donors.

BECOME AN AMP CHAMPION

AMP is running a crowdfunding campaign through BackaBuddy (see our campaign). YOU can raise funds for AMP by pledging your birthday, climbing a mountain or dedicating an upcoming event to AMP. Read more about how you can be an AMP Champion.

 

FREE GIVING VIA MySCHOOL CARD

Get a MySchool card FOR FREE. When you spend at one of MySchool’s many partner stores, a percentage will be donated to AMP on your behalf, at no cost to you! Read more here.

SPONSOR A LEARNER'S GRADED PRACTICAL EXAM

External practical exams are a necessary stepping stone for learners wishing to pursue further studies in music, and they provide a recognised certificate that completes a learner’s course at AMP. The cost of a practical exam in 2019 will be  R1,310 .

 

DONATE AN INSTRUMENT

Donate a new or second-hand musical instrument to AMP. Donated instruments will belong to the programme itself, but are allocated to particular learners for the duration of their time at AMP. Learners take the instruments home to practice. We are interested in donations of: trumpets, trombones, saxophones (alto, tenor, baritone), tubas, cellos, violins, violas, marimbas, drum kits, pianos, keyboards, flutes, clarinets, bass guitars, guitars (acoustic, electric), pennywhistles, minor percussion. We also use PA equipment (speakers, amplifiers, etc) and are in need of music stands. If you are interested in donating one of these items, you can contact us to make arrangements.

LEARNER CATERING

AMP provides some basic sustenance to learners on each day they attend to ensure they have energy for their lessons. This takes the form of basic sandwhiches, and fruit if we are well-resourced. Catering costs  R1,490 per learner per annum (R124 p/m).

INSTRUMENT TUNING, REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

Instruments require annual service ot tuning to keep them in working condition, and each year we have instruments that require repairs. Costs vary, but we budget on an average of R660 per instrument per service/repair.

MAKE A DONATION

Make a general donation to AMP, of any amount.

SPONSOR A LEARNER'S INSTRUMENT TUITION

Sponsor a learner’s instrumental tuition for R8,500 per annum (R708 p/m). This may be renewed annually at the sponsor’s choice.

 

 

SPONSOR A LEARNER'S MUSIC THEORY TUITION

A learner’s music theory tuition costs  R1,400 per annum (R117 p/m).

 

SPONSOR A LEARNER'S GRADED THEORY EXAM

External theory exams are a necessary stepping stone for learners wishing to pursue further studies in music, and they provide a recognised certificate that completes a learner’s course at AMP. The cost of a theory exam in 2019 will be  R630.

VOLUNTEER

AMP welcomes volunteers in the following capacities, and more: Teaching (music theory/aural, sound technology, instrument lessons, marimba bands); Administration; Marketing and publicity; Fundraising; Career guidance for learners; General assistants on camps / tours; Media support. Contact us for more information.

LEARNER TRANSPORT

In an effort to make music studies accessible to youth in all of Makhanda’s historically disadvantaged areas, we provide daily transport for learners whose schools or homes are far from AMP’s centre. Without transport, many learners simply would not be able to attend. It costs  R8,360 to cover learner transport for one school term (quarter) (R3800 p/m).

MUSIC MATERIALS

Printing of sheet music and music worksheets costs approximately  R550 per term (quarter).

SPONSOR AMP's BIG BAND

Our ensemble programme has always been at the heart of AMP’s success – it does wonders for musicianship and there is nothing more motivating than playing music as a group. AMP’s big band currently has 16 members. Tuition for the band costs R14,000 per annum (R1,167 p/m).

SPONSOR AMP's VOCAL ENSEMBLE

Our ensemble programme has always been at the heart of AMP’s success – it does wonders for musicianship and there is nothing more motivating than playing music as a group. AMP’s vocal ensemble currently has 3 members, all of whom study voice as their main instrument at AMP. Tuition for the ensemble costs  R14,000 per annum (R1,167 p/m).