Learn to ‘do-re-mi’ in a weekend class

2015-07-07 06:01
At the recent launch of Saturday music classes in Lansdowne were, from left, Colin Isaacs (IMAD boardmember and York Road principal), George Werner (IMAD director and teacher), Paul Sedres (IMAD member), Mervyn Weder (IMAD member), Nick Green (IMAD b

At the recent launch of Saturday music classes in Lansdowne were, from left, Colin Isaacs (IMAD boardmember and York Road principal), George Werner (IMAD director and teacher), Paul Sedres (IMAD member), Mervyn Weder (IMAD member), Nick Green (IMAD b

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All youngsters and adults who are interested in getting a better grip on music are invited to join Saturday music classes in Lansdowne.

IMAD, the Institute for Indigenous Musical Arts Development, which serves the ­youth in three schools on the Cape Flats launched an initiative in June to open its doors to all those interested in learning music.

Music teacher and IMAD director George Werner explains that talented instrumentalists get the chance to perform with the institute’s Little Giants big band.

“IMAD’s Saturday school aims to provide high school pupils, whose schools do not offer musical training, the opportunity to ­learn to play music,” he says.

“The school will also cater for young and adult music learners from the surrounding neighbourhoods.”

Highlights of the initiative’s launch that took place at York Road Primary School at the end of June included performances by the Little Giants and the Vuma Levin Quintet from the Netherlands.

This professional jazz group is touring South Africa, including performing at the National Youth Jazz Festival in Grahamstown, where the Little Giants will also be present.

The IMAD Saturday classes will take ­place at York Road Primary in Lansdowne.

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For more details contact Nick Green on 084 660 6158 or nick@jazz.co.za

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