Every quarter, we afford students the opportunity to participate in a concert.
In the second and fourth terms, we offer recitals on weeknights, taking the form of an informal house concert with a maximum of 10 students per session. Students are given the opportunity to perform a song in front of a small audience consisting of their families and peers. These small concerts are an ideal opportunity for first- time performers and students who do not yet feel comfortable with the large stage. It also provides an opportunity for more experienced students to try something new, such as testing out a new song or different genre of music. There are no fixed fees involved in participation or attendance of recitals. Families are only requested to bring some refreshments.
For most students, the Band Show is the highlight of their year. We make use of session musicians to form the band, and then the participating student replaces the relevant band member for their song. The main aim of this concert is to provide students with a chance to work with other musicians. Most students want to perform with a rock band, but for those who prefer to do a more classical song, we assemble a small chamber orchestra with at least two other instruments (e.g. flute, piano, violin, cello, saxophone, etc.) The band members are naturally paid for their work; therefore, there are fees involved in performing with the band. Pricelist is available on request. It is our policy that all students who take part in the concert sell a minimum of 3 concert tickets each.
We would like to provide as many industry-related opportunities as possible. Part of any performer’s routine is to record their songs in a professional studio. With the Recording Show, every student who is interested goes into studio once during the period of January and February to record a song. We also make a video recording of the experience and, should the parents and students permit, it will be added to our YouTube and Facebook pages. At the actual concert in March, the student performs their song on stage. (Note: It is not the recording that will be played, but the student performing live.) There is also the option available for students to only do either the recording or the concert if so preferred. There are costs involved for the studio recording. Pricelist is available on request. As far as the cost of concert participation is concerned, our policy is that all students who take part in the concert sell a minimum of 3 tickets each.
Students may participate in various competitions, including, but not limited to Kids With Talent SA, Talent Africa, Kraal Kunstefees, PTA Eisteddfod, Garsfontein Kunstefees, Afrikaanse Kunswedstryd, and Noorderkruin Kunstefees. If we are aware of any competition and satisfied with the standard thereof, we gladly enrol our students. Each competition carries its own fees, which students are informed about as interest is expressed therein.
Examinations & Progress Reports
External & Internal Examinations
Students may enrol for external examinations, such as Trinity, Royal Schools (ABRSM) and Unisa. The various examining bodies have their own fixed fees per exam, which increase in relation to grade difficulty (Pregrade 1 is the cheapest and Grade 8 the most expensive). We also provide internal examinations throughout the year. Students are evaluated by a different teacher from our teacher corps. We try to hold the standard as close to the standard that the external examinations
require. We also offer internal examinations throughout the year. As the student reaches the adequate level of progress for a specific grade, we arrange an internal examiner (not the students own teacher). We endeavour
to, where possible, hold the standard as close to that of the equivalent external examination requirements. The fee per internal examination is R220, regardless of grade.
For students that are not ready or interested in formal examinations we provide a progress report twice a year. There are no fees involved and it takes place in the normal lesson time.
Camp / Workshops
We have a workshop / camp in the last week of the July holidays. At this opportunity we aim to make music together, learn new songs and new skills, write songs and get guest speakers from the industry to talk to students. The theme is different every year and is revealed at the end of term 1.
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