MECA offers subsidized contemporary music courses in various instruments, music theory, music business and music technology.


Music Theory

Classic Music • Jazz Music • Indigenous Music • Contemporary Music

Instrumental Lessons

Strings, wind, brass • Percussion & indigenous instrument lessons

Ensemble Lessons

Orcarina Ensemble • Marimba Ensemble • Brass Ensemble and String Ensemble

Instruments Which Are Taught

  • Piano / Keyboard
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Drums
  • Alto saxophone
  • Tenor saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Marimba
  • Mbira
  • Dende
  • Tshitiringo

We teach these lessons on a Saturday every weekend. The lessons are divided into music theory class and ensemble class per student in order to prepare them for possible further undergraduate studies in the music field. The individual one on one lessons with instrumental teachers happen throughout the weekend. The learners who use MECA instruments are not allowed to take the instruments home but they can only practice at the centre facility. Adult classes are offered in the early evenings in all of the above instruments. The school is also working with some of the local indigenous African music practitioners to enhance the music literacy of the learners.


Corner Rygrass and Beechwood Str
71 Candleberry Crescent

T. +27 12 753 3655
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