Warwick Levey – Guitar & Bass Teacher
Warwick Levey started The Gryphon Music Academy in 2007. He has worked as a professional musician since 2004
Lessons are tailored specifically to each student. Regardless of style or level of proficiency a syllabus will be written with your goals in mind. If you’re looking to play acoustic pop songs, blues, a few songs around the camp fire or learn to shred, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Gryphon Music Academy.
If you want to learn Led Zepplin, you’ll learn Led Zepplin. If you want to learn Taylor Swift, you’ll learn Taylor Swift. If you want to learn Justin Beiber, you’ll learn Led Zepplin
Warwick’s Motto is “Turning players into musicians”. “At the Gryphon Music Academy we believe in teaching players of all levels to not just play the instrument, but to think about the entire scope of the instrument in the context of music. Besides learning the practical side of playing, you will also learn music theory, song writing and instrument maintenance.” – Warwick
Reuben Crowie – Drum Teacher
Reuben is a super drummer, with a history of achievements that read like the biography of a legend in the making! He studied at Beau Soleil’s Music Centre, completing his Trinity Grade 6 drum kit studies, with Distinction! He went on to study at the South African College of Music, at The University of Cape Town.
Teaching History – He teaches privately, and has a history of teaching at the Simcha Academy of Music and at Groote Schuur High School, concurrently.
Performance History – He performed with the Standard Bank National Schools’ Big Band, in 2007, and at Paul Bothner’s Drum Day, in 2010. He drummed for the North Sea Big Band, in 2010, and followed up by performing at the prestigious Cape Town International Jazz Festival, with Spha Mdlalose. Other notable work includes an appearance on Idols star Unathi’s album, entitled: ‘With Love’, and on Sowers of the Word’s debut album: ‘God of Wonders’. He has a background in Rock, Pop, Swing, Latin jazz, Bebop jazz, R ‘n’ B, Hip Hop and Gospel, in live performance, studio session work and educationally.
Trevor Fischer – Keyboard & Piano Teacher
Trevor says: “It’s a time filled with anticipation and excitement as you or your child prepares to become acquainted with music terms, developing new skills, and to achieve goals.
‘Flexibility’ will continue to be my goal, in assisting you in achieving the best, as I will always be part of ‘creating stars for the future’.
We all have an important role to play in this progress. Looking forward to ensuring that this will be an exciting, fulfilling, and rewarding year as you start this journey to become a successful musician…”
Brendon Alexander – Drum Teacher
His dedication to the art of teaching the drums has allowed his students to follow a natural yet creative path with regards to either pursuing the drumset as a hobby or playing in a band
The fundamentals of drumming are taught at a practical and methodical pace allowing the student to adapt and learn according to their specific needs and individual ability
Students are assessed and given relevant feedback on a regular basis and encouraged to adhere to a strict practice routine enabling them to progress as a musician behind the drumkit Commitment is essential therefore students are also expected to attend their lessons on a monthly basis at least once/week
Students are assessed from the age of five upwards and lessons are given Mon through to Fri afternoons in store
082 409 4690
Do Re Me Music School
Proudly associated with Paul Bothner Music, the Do Re Me Music School, was founded in 1984. Run by Duncan Combe, their studios are situated close to the Somerset West Branch. Individual lessons are offered on Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Sax and Clarinet.
Vaughan Hamilton – Piano teacher
Vaughan teaches piano through the Trinity, Royal school and Unisa programmes from Grade 1 to Grade 8 and above. He also teaches beginners of all ages from the “Alfred’s” basic piano courses.
The lessons usually happen on a weekly basis and last for about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the circumstances. He also teaches harmony, theory, and composition.
071 565 8693
Sean Kensleer – Drum teacher
Sean Studied music at Pretoria Tech and teaches drumming to people of all ages. Children wishing to study drumming with Sean must be able to count because time-keeping is an issue and requires counting skills.
Sean focuses on the Rock School and Trinity Rock and Pop syllabus. He teaches ideas using methods which includes learning rudiments on a practice pad and the application of those techniques onto a full kit. He also teaches students how to read music. Being a diverse stylist, his lessons cover a range of genres, including Jazz and Latin music.
082 893 988
Nico Brewis – Guitar Teacher
Nico Brewis has been active in the music scene as a guitarist and vocalist for decades, he specializes in modern contemporary styles and has seen action in studios, live TV, and live performance in South Africa, Canada and England. He’s been teaching beginner and intermediate guitarists for many years. Some of these have gone on to successful careers.
He focuses on getting musicians ready for any musical situation and style, be it rock, reggae, folk, funk, jazz or pop. This goes all the way from how to develop guitar technique, getting good live sound, stage presentation, and finding a strong musical voice in performance, and songwriting.
He has a strong background in electric and acoustic disciplines in the praise and worship world, makes his own guitars, and has a range of analog guitar pedals which he custom builds for players’ needs. He is passionate about seeing people develop their talents and musical expressiveness.
012 644 9200
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