The centre of excellence in classical music in Uganda
Kampala Music School (KMS) was opened in 2001, emerging from the ‘Pianos for Uganda’ scheme which brought many donated pianos, as well as other instruments, into various institutions in Uganda such as churches and schools. KMS has since become the centre of excellence in Uganda for the teaching and learning of classical and jazz music. All students are also given the opportunity to take the international examinations of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) UK, and all aspects of the UNEB O and A level syllabuses are covered.
The music teaching programme caters for motivated students of all ages and backgrounds, from beginners to professional levels, and KMS aims to give maximum opportunity to develop talent at affordable rates. It encourages and facilitates music teachers and performers across Uganda, provides space and instruments for playing and organises solo and ensemble concerts and operas of students and visiting artists. The Kampala Symphony Orchestra is one of the school ensembles, made up mainly of KMS students and teachers, and performs regularly in both classical concerts and contemporary collaborations. KMS is currently located at Plot 18 Kitante Close, Kampala (the first road on the left off Yusuf Lule Rd coming from Mulago Roundabout to Garden City) and the KMS Outreach programme provides teachers in an increasing number of Kampala schools, both Ugandan and international.
June 2015 NewsletterExecutive Director’s Message What a year! From well received concerts since November, to all concerts that I’ve had the pleasure of attending, it’s been a very successful and event filled...
FKMS NEWSLETTERThe Busch Ensemble – Wednesday 10th September, London The Busch Ensemble 49 Queen’s Gate Terrace Concerts, London, SW7 5PN Wednesday 10th September 7pm for 7.30pm Don’t miss this rare chance...
FeesLESSONS Individual and group lesson are offered in the following, Keyboard: Piano, Organ Woodwind: Recorder, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone Strings: Violin, Double bass, Cello, Viola, Guitar Brass: Trumpet, Euphonium, Trombone Voice...
The study was published by the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the authors analysed brain scans of 232 children aged 6-18. The authors found that playing music altered the behaviour-regulating and motor areas of the brain. Previous studies had shown a correlation between thickening and thinning of the cortex […]
The Busch Ensemble – Wednesday 10th September, London The Busch Ensemble 49 Queen’s Gate Terrace Concerts, London, SW7 5PN Wednesday 10th September 7pm for 7.30pm Don’t miss this rare chance to hear the hugely talented prize winning trio The Busch Ensemble perform for Friends of Kampala Music School in the intimate setting of the […]
Kampala Music School continues to be vibrant and with more and more people coming, it has been great. The various programmes are really taking off and in particular.The 3-5s programme is picking up momentum and is already showing some promising students. One girl, Sofie, of 5 years is showing amazing capability in rhythm, great sensitivity […]