Vusi (10), a learner at The Kronendal Music Academy (KMA), is deserving of a drumroll.According to KMA director and founder, Dwyn Griesel, the aspirant drummer has shown tremendous progress – both in his musical proficiency and his social interaction – since joining the KMA beginner music course in 2018. Griesel says Vusi has so much surplus energy and is easily distracted.“But when he is at KMA, drumming is his sweet spot. He can let out all that energy and get caught up in the noise and physical engagement that drumming demands. The rhythm of the music centres him and the responsibility of being the time-keeper keeps him accountable to the band around him,” she says.Griesel says it is a treat to watch this little guy’s sheer enjoyment when he plays and how his arms and legs seem to be in sync with his mind. “Music is a seamless connection to Vusi’s inner workings when the world around him can’t process all that he has to offer,” she says. Founded in 2007, KMA offers the universal language of music as a stepping stone in the lives of impoverished children from Imizamo Yethu informal settlement and Hangberg fishing village. The cost of Vusi’s music bursary isR15 000 for one year. KMA requests donations of R500 or more to cover his full bursary. V To support Vusi, call 021 790 4457 or email email@example.com.