Muso starting music course

2016-09-13 06:00
Hadley Veldsman, a guitarist who wants to share his love for sound with a music course starting at the Shawco Hall. PHOTO: gary van dyk

Hadley Veldsman, a guitarist who wants to share his love for sound with a music course starting at the Shawco Hall. PHOTO: gary van dyk

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A young musician in Kensington is bringing some beat to the community with a unique music course starting this week.

Hadley Veldsman is known for his guitar grooves on the local jazz scene who now wants to use his knowledge to empower young and old with knowledge through music.

From Wednesday 14 September he is hosting a weekly session at the Shawco Hall in 12th Avenue introducing participants to jazz theory, ear-training and improvisation.

His eventual aim is to start a music school in the area but is starting this initiative to get a feel of how many people are interested in learning music.

“We have a rich tradition of music legends who came from this area,” he says.

“The late guitarist Kenny Jeptha was a legend across South Africa and Alvin Dyers is mentoring a new generation at UCT.

“Now there is a new generation that needs to be motivated and I feel I can play my part in imparting a love for music to them.”

Hadley also feels that this course will be unique in that it is enhanced by online support.

“I am recording the sessions and presentations during the course so that the participants have full support to understand the sessions,” he says.

“If for some reason that can’t make a session this facility will also be available to them to catch up. My main aim with this course is to give music lovers or future musicians a proper foundation from which to start and thoroughly enjoy playing music.”

The music course will be hosted every Thursday from 19:00

V For more information call Hadley on 076 686 0677 or email

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