The Sun Light Music Studio is part of the Living Arts Foundation established in 2014 by The Shed
This Music Studio consists of two functioning parties.
Firstly is exists as a Music Education Center where children, youth and adults are taught lessons for singing and playing various musical Instruments. These lessons are given by professional musicians. If desired, pupils get graded by the Examination of the Royal School of Music, London.
Secondly it is a Center for Cultural Musical Performances from the Sun Light Concerts Series.
This second function financially supports the First.
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The studio offers the following classes in classic and jazz styles: singing, piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, saxophone, accordion, percussion, marimba, bass guitar, drums and music theory.
About our teachers
Stanislav Angelov (Accordion, Clarinet and Saxophone), leader of the renowned Cape Town Tango Ensemble is a graduate of the Academy of Music and Dance in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He has performed regularly with Christopher Duigan in an innovative series of programmes that stems from their highly creative collaboration. A typical programme will include popular tangos ‘La Cumparsita’, ‘Por Una Cabeza’ (as used in the film ‘Scent of a Woman’), music by Piazzolla and original compositions by both performers.
Petrus de Beer (Violin and Viola), was gaining his master’s in music at the RAMD in Glasgow, Petrus started working as an orchestral musician for the then Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, where he worked as a principal player before deciding to become a freelance musician. He is now involved in various musical projects and performs a variety of styles – not only classical but also Blues, popular music and Gypsy Jazz. He has taught at the University of Stellenbosch (violin & viola) and is an active member of the Cape Town Tango Ensemble.
Violina Anguelov (Singing) was born in Bulgaria. She obtained her Performer’s Diploma in Opera with distinction as well as Honours Degree in Singing (First Class) from the University of Cape Town under voice teacher Sarita Stern. She has been awarded many prizes including the Adcock Ingram Music Prize, the Leonard Hall Memorial Prize and Erik Chisholm Prize.
Richard Gauld (Piano, Saxophone and Marimba), completed his degree in motion picture medium where he double majored in music composition/ media productions and sound design. He has also completed his diploma in musical performance in saxophone. He has many years of experience in music composition for orchestra, digital music composition, young piano group sessions, music therapy classes, as well as marimba classes and orchestra and wind band Master classes. He has been involved in many on stage musicals, as well as been nominated and won two awards in stage production. His love for film music has brought him many years of success, where he has been nominated for best sound design in film, as well as nominated and won best music score in film for three films.
Anton Brink (Bass Guitar) has over 30 years’ experience playing bass guitar in blues and rock bands, as well as recording and mixing. He is self-taught on the bass, although he had formal music training (violin, piano and guitar) before that. He can read music, but prefers to work by ear, given the dynamic, supportive and interactive role the bass plays in a band setting. Anton also offers advice with choosing and setting up suitable instruments for students; He builds, modifies and repairs stringed instruments as well.
Strato Copteros (Drum Kit, Djembe and Percussion) Strato drums for a variety of bands playing rock, jazz, funk and folk; with his main focus being Fishwives, which plays and records its own original material. Known as a drummer with a great feel, Strato teaches how to drum musically. He doesn’t read music or teach drum notation, but his unique style of teaching enables students to play with the kind of technical ability and rhythmic musicality that will make them valuable members of any band, across a variety of genres. This teaching style is perfect both for beginners and for more experienced players – indeed anyone who wants to transform drums from timekeeping device to a beautifully musical instrument.
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Sun Light Music Studio Term Dates 2019
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3||Term 4|
|21 Jan – 15 Mar||15 Apr – 14 Jun||22 Jul – 20 Sep||14 Oct – 29 Nov|
Public Holidays 19 Apr, 22 Apr, 1 May, 9 Aug
Sun Light Concerts Series