UMHLANGA ROCKS VILLAGE
We are on the 1st floor of the UMHLANGA PLAZA in Lagoon Drive, with ample undercover and roof parking, 24 hour centre security, and if you are a drop and collect student mom, a host of convenience stops within walking minutes.
ROCK & POP SYLLABUS
Well Done All !! Twenty five (25) pupils did the 2014 mid-
Particularly pleasing is that 75% of the candidates achieved merits and distinctions.
(Note: Pass rate 60%; Merit 75% and more. Distinctions 87% or more.)
The VOCAL DEPARTMENT launched during the first term (January 2013) using the new Trinity Rock & Pop syllabus, is producing results beyond our wildest expectation. Incredible talent all round!
Looking forward to seeing you here.
Ray & Jill Hackart
Lesson enquiries; Tuition Secretary
072 426 3205
072 395 3400
THE MUSIC SCHOOL
Suite 24 Umhlanga Plaza
4 Lagoon Drive
Durban North South Africa
WANT TO PLAY AN INSTRUMENT, BUT NOT SURE WHAT TO DO NEXT?
You are always more than welcome to take up our FREE assessment session (no obligation) offer, should you not be too sure of your instrument choice, and/or you would like to see our inner workings first.
The Trinity grades are accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA). YOUR QUALIFICATION IS RECOGNISED AS A HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECT. And yes, you can enter the exam as a Band.
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Q&A: We are often asked if new pupils need to start at beginning of a year, or term, and if a particular grade material is of a one year duration?
The short answer is NO to both questions. After assessing a suggested entry level with each candidate, irrespective of the time of year or term they may be starting, we then tutor pupils individually at their own pace.
To accommodate this approach, Trinity provide two exam dates per annum, usually May and October of each year.
ROCK & POP
WHEN TO START
“WE NEED 30 MINUTES OF YOUR TIME EVERY WEEK, TO GET YOUR GRADES”
We facilitate tuition of the Trinity College London, Modern Music syllabus, which includes material in most popular music styles including Rock, Pop, Blues, Hip Hop, R&B for PIANO, KEYBOARD, GUITAR, BASS GUITAR, DRUM KIT AND VOCALS.
The syllabus is generally less theory orientated but very practical in it's delivery, and facilitates from absolute beginners (Initial level), and through Grade 1 to the very advanced Grade 8.
The recommended 30 minute individual lesson per week is adequate to work through the syllabus at a manageable pace.
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The top 6 achievers were;
Ewan Cameron 88% Guitar Grade Initial
Luven Naidoo 87% Drums Grade 2
Milan Jacobs 97% Vocals Grade 1
Owald van Schalkwyk 91% Guitar Grade 5
Randle Duki 90% Guitar Grade 5
Victor Omotoso 97% Piano Grade Initial.
Well done again to everybody that participated. You did us proud.
(The enthusiasm is already running high in preparation for the October/November exam sitting.)
Some of the best known neighbouring landmarks in Umhlanga Rocks include the Twin Pearls, the Beverley Hills Hotel and the Pier.
The UMHLANGA PLAZA hosts many known destinations including, Hooters, KFC, Boston College, the C&A Art shop, the long established and popular Lord Prawn restaurant, and more.
C&A Art regularly host art workshops in the foyer attended by large community of artists.
2014 promises some very exiting plans; including the expansion of the MUSIC PRODUCTION as well as a DJ centric course. Also the introduction of a much asked for MUSIC THEORY course.
Under wraps too, and being registered as we type, is the under 18 U18 MUSIC TALENT SEARCH.
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Our teachers and pupils had a fantastic 45 minute set at the INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL this past weekend. Staging, sound and lighting at Zach's Wilsons Wharf were world class. Thank you to the Dept of Arts & Culture for the introduction.
[MUSIC PRODUCTION attendees]
Avi Mackanjee showcased the content of his MUSIC PRODUCTION part time course.