Why Choose Us

We, at the Academy, feel obliged to create opportunities for our children
in the communities to be active in music education and in so doing some of the social pathologies we are faced with on a daily basis can be eradicated.

DEVELOP TALENT

To identify and develop the musical talents of persons from historically disadvantaged communities and others.

EXPAND OUR MUSIC

To draw upon the existing core of music teachers to take responsibility for small ensembles in targeted schools.

WORKING TOGETHER

To work toward the establishment of ensembles, both small and large, as an expression of the musical prowess of the community.

Vision and Mission

Vision and Mission

The Athlone Academy of Music (AAM) is a non-profit organization established in 1994 with the sole aim of providing music tuition within the Athlone area.

This initiative has now expanded and grown to include the greater Athlone community residing along the Klipfontein corridor including Langa, Guguletu, Khayalitsha, Mitchells Plain, Retreat, Steenberg, Atlantis and Malmesbury to name but a few.

The communities in and around Athlone have tried but there has not always been a cohesive attempt to make sure that music education is not lost to our children. Music tuition has shown to help with discipline, motivation and a sense of belonging, three basic values that children from the poorer disadvantaged communities need plenty of. We all know that these communities suffer under the scourge of substance abuse, disease, abuse against women and children and a general decay of the social fibre in society. This social decay is largely a result of unemployment, poverty and idleness.

We, at the Academy, feel obliged to create opportunities for our children in the communities to be active in music education and in so doing some of the social pathologies we are faced with on a daily basis can be eradicated. Music does invariably take peoples’ minds from anti-social activities and allows them to express themselves in a positive way.

The Athlone Academy of Music serve a predominantly Black community. The students and staff consist of 98% Black.

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Athlone Academy of Music partners with the University of Stellenbosch

Athlone Academy of Music partners with the University of Stellenbosch

The Athlone Academy of Music, a non-profit organisation and fully fledged community music school, established in 1994, draws students...

Success Stories

The Athlone Academy of Music (AAM) is a non-profit organisation with the sole aim to provide music tuition to children living in disadvantaged communities. Music tuition has shown to help with discipline, motivation and a sense of belonging. Each child who joins our programme is a separate success story. Amongst the children there are always some who we are exceptionally proud of.