Have you ever had a burning desire to learn to play a musical instrument, develop your talent, or become a musician? The West Coast Community Music Academy is inviting all youngsters and adults interested in getting a better grip on music to attend Saturday classes in the West Coast area. Teacher and musical director Trevino Isaacs says his academy aims to educate the youth and students in the rudiments of music playing. He said: “We provide musical training to learners and adults, and the opportunity to learn different instruments that cater for young and adult music learners from the surrounding neighbourhoods. “The school also provides facilities to those who do not have the opportunity of studying music at a tertiary institution.” Trevino is a talented pianist who has been in the industry for the past 10 years. He has performed alongside many local and international artists in various productions. He is best known for his musical performances in Brother Love, starring Emo andamp; Loukmaan Adams, and the Cape Town Festivals and other theatre productions such as Music Alla Kaap and Kat and the Kings. On 1 August the academy will open a new branch in the West Coast area where music enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to register. Classes will take place on Saturday mornings from 09:00 to 11:00. For those interested in piano, guitar, keyboard, drums, bass guitar, vocal training or music theory, the school has qualified teachers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Stellenbosch University who are experienced and active in the industry, offering a mix of jazz and classical training.
The academy was established in Mitchell’s Plain in 2013, and since then has opened another branch in Worcester. Owing to demand and several requests, the decision was made to open a branch on the West Coast. Those seeking an opportunity to develop their talent playing an instrument can also enrol at the academy. Isaacs adds that it is quite challenging getting into the