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
Almost time for the Festive Holidays, and back again mid-
To our pupils, tutors, everybody associated with the school, and your families, we wish you a blessed Christmas and safe travelling. Looking forward to seeing you all again in 2015.
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.
Tutors and pupils at work (and play) during a very good 2014. Thank you all.
Well Done Again -
The top INITIAL/ENTRY achievers were;
Ben Cameron (Drums) 92%, Nathan Coetzee (Keyboard) 92%, Holly Jerome and Laura Watts both (Vocals) 90%,Aiden Coetzee (Bass) 97%.
The top GRADE 1 achievers; Victor Omotoso (Keyboards) 82%, Angelia Basson (Vocals) 90%, Kuval Naidu (Drums) 76%.
Top GRADE 2 achievers; Max Chapman (Guitar) 80%, Nina Wyly (Vocals) 76%, Roanna Duki (Keyboards) 75%.
Grade 6 achievers; Owald van Schalkwyk (Guitar) 91%.
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, and 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.
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2015 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 under18 U18 MUSIC TALENT SEARCH.
COMPOSING YOUR OWN MUSIC -
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 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.
Pupils treat their family and friends to entertainment at BTW coffee shop, downstairs from our music school in Umhlanga Village. A full on fun event. A good time was had by all.