He brings positivity on a good note

2015-05-26 06:00
Clayton September from Hanover Park has vast experience in the music industry and intends to share this with the youths in his community by starting a music school.

Clayton September from Hanover Park has vast experience in the music industry and intends to share this with the youths in his community by starting a music school.

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He has a vision for his community and he promises to make it work.

This is the sentiments of Clayton September, a musician from Hanover Park.

September says he wants to bring positivity back to his area and highlight the talents of many youth in the community by starting a music school.

“In a community that is riddled by so much negativity one often misses the positive things. And there is definitely so much good things hidden in this beautiful community,” September says.

The musician says that as a result of being exposed to different genres of music, “especially jazz”, he was fortunate enough to study music and experience travelling throughout his music career.

He had been involved with school projects in the Overberg when he realised he needed to give back to his own community.

“We did a few programmes at schools in the Overberg and when I saw what the kids are going through on that side, it wasn’t much different from what is happening in our community. They are faced with the same struggles as us on this side,” he adds.

He says the programmes which were run at the different schools “definitely made a positive impact”.

“We could see children were getting excited because of the music and they wanted to learn. From then I just knew I would have to do the same for my community,” he enthuses.

September says he envisions bringing hope to the Hanover Park community by introducing a music school to the youth who have an interest in music and who are also already so “rich in talents”.

“It is truly a magical thing when you see a child experience joy because of music. And this is what I want to work on,” he adds.

September says although he only knows of one school that tried to introduce music to the youth, it was not being managed and was not as successful as it could be.

“By introducing this as an extramural activity at schools it will motivate our children to steer away from the evils we are faced with. It will be a sustainable music school and I want it to last for years,” he adds.

September says he wants to start up the school by the end of the year after plans were set in motion a month ago.

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