Education, Arts and Culture, Dec. 18, 2020, 8:37 p.m.

Kronendal Music Academy Summer Newsletter 2020

Author: Kronendal Music Academy

"2020 will be remembered as a turnaround point in human history - a chance to reinvent ourselves."

Kronendal Music Academy is exceptionally blessed to have received ongoing support from our loyal donors through what has been one of the toughest years yet.

From food parcels, personal hygiene packs, medical care, eye-tests, glasses, safe transport and mentor training, to data, laptops, instrument repairs, school homework support and, last but not least, the infinite healing impact of music lessons… your gifts have sustained our passion and it’s been an honour to do you proud.

Thank you for believing in us and entrusting us with the care of our young people.

We will be taking a break from teaching while we spend much-needed time with our loved ones and catching up on rest. But, our support for our families doesn't stop. Food parcels, medical care and psycho-social support will continue throughout the holidays, as pupils find their usual support structures on hold until late January.

We appeal to you to support our children during the quiet December month, so that we can continue providing critical services to our families and our children, ending off the year with a measure of peace-of-mind. Our donate page has many ways to make giving effortless.

KMA will remember 2020 as the year our pupils rose to the challenge and showed their true colours of resilience and grit...

We are very proud to announce our joint KMA Trophy Winners for 2020

Sinawo Mbonjeni started on Trumpet at KMA in 2018. KMA has rarely seen a pupil as studious, conscientious and committed as Sinawo has shown us to be. She has received a scholarship for the International School in Hout Bay for 2021 and will be playing her Grade 3 Trinity Music Practical Exam next year. In September this year she lost everything she owned in a fire in Imizamo Yethu. But, the first thing she grabbed to save, before fleeing the destruction, was her school bag and her trumpet. Sinawo, we salute you.

Imange Mantambo joined KMA in 2017 on Recorder and fell in love with the Saxophone. Chosen as one of the  Thought.Africa  laptop recipients during lock-down, Imange has gone from strength to strength. Playing one of our long-time supporter's Yamaha saxophones, he is ready to play his Grade 2 Trinity Jazz Saxophone Exam in 2021! Well done Imange.

On Saturday the 5th of December, the KMA Pupils proved to us yet again that music is indeed healing. A celebration of their commitment was shared with their families in the Iziko Lobomi Hall in Imizamo Yethu and everyone left feeling proud and thankful. You can take a peek at excerpts from the concert here.

All our instruments will be lovingly serviced over the holidays by Mr Andile, who will clean and shine them ready for the new year. Each instrument needs accessories to play smoothly, and every lesson needs a music book to work from...

This Christmas, please consider sponsoring one of our Santa Boxes in lieu of a gift to your friend or loved one. Just click here and reference
"Santa Box (1, 2 or 3)" and we will send you a personalised voucher to pop into that Christmas stocking.

Did you know “Dr Doolittle” was written 100 years ago?

Donate to our “100’s” Campaign  HERE  and we will name a veggie patch or indigenous tree after you!

KMA is super proud to be part of the Henley Business School Executive MBA Study Programme in March 2021. Our introductory sessions kicked off in November and our SHINE collective, made up of 6 organisations in and around Hout Bay, will form part of the students’ focus studies around Reputation and Responsibility. Thank you to our Chairlady, Jackie Pollok, for nominating KMA and introducing us to this very exciting partnership.

“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less,
say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours."             
Swedish Proverb

KMA wishes you and yours a peaceful and restorative rest over the holiday season.