Tshwane School of Music
The Tshwane School of Music offers subsidized contemporary music courses in various instruments, music theory, music business and music technology.
Instruments which are taught currently include:
There is also a weekly music theory class and ensemble class per student in order to prepare them for possible further undergraduate studies in the music field. Adult classes are offered in the early evenings in all of the above instruments. The school is also working with some of the local church bands where some of the church musicians come for lessons regarding the specific music they are working on in the church music groups.
The Tshwane School of Music focuses on creating live performance opportunities for the students through the medium of regular concerts at the music school. To encourage community participation regular jam sessions and open mic nights are held on Monday and Friday evenings at the school. Master classes are offered by professional musicians for the students and the general community on Saturdays at the music school.
TSOM has a partnership with the Sheraton Pretoria hotel whereby the school manages the entertainment contract for the hotel, providing performers seven nights a week to the hotel. These performers are drawn from the students and community and the opportunity provides performance exposure as well as income for the performers. International, SA born jazz icon, Jonathan Butler is one of the patrons of the school and during his visits to SA, opportunities are created for the students to perform with and for him. TSOM’s student bands are invited on a regular basis to perform at local community events.
Music & Arts Holiday Programmes
TSOM operates 1 to 2 weeks holiday programmes for community children during the school holidays. This provides something for the community children to do during these periods, as well as teaches them various skills using music, dance, visual art and drama.
Community Outreach / Community Music
TSOM operates the following programmes to stimulate community participation in the arts, contribute to audience development and create access to quality live music experiences in our communities at an affordable cost to participants. These events serve to engage our community in what we are doing and market TSOM’s objective and programmes:
passion for music