KMS Building Appeal

Kampala Music School (KMS) has changed the lives of many young, talented Ugandans, by giving them the chance to seriously learn Classical and Jazz music. In the ten years since it was set up from a few donated pianos, it has finally grown to bursting out of its old, cramped space in the YMCA, and has moved into its own home in Kitante, fit to  accommodate its current services and future developments.

Over 25 staff and hundreds of students come through the doors of KMS every year to study various instruments, practise and take part in ensembles, whilst making lifelong friends in a safe, familial atmosphere. Teachers are also sent out into outreach centres in and around Kampala, and the Bursary Scheme gives financial aid to deserving students. Many students excel in the internationally recognised ABRSM (UK) exams, with results well above the international average, winning scholarships and embarking on professional careers. Many KMS teachers were trained at the school; now fully qualified to continue the learning cycle. KMS also houses orchestra, jazz, choir & other ensemble rehearsals daily,
and equips many musicians with instruments and facilities required.

The KMS Building Appeal was launched in 2012, to raise $100,000 USD
towards these costs. KMS has put down a substantial deposit on the new home in
Kitante, but now funds are urgently needed to complete the purchase and
renovations. The new building features larger practice/teaching rooms in greater
number, recital and rehearsal rooms to comfortably accommodate large
ensembles, a music and multimedia library for members to explore the large
amount of resources, all in a safe, spacious and quiet environment conducive to
music making and study.
It is possible to name rooms, facilities and bursaries that are fully sponsored by a
benefactor in their honour, and donors are warmly invited to make an everlasting
mark at KMS by doing so.

  • Name a practice/teaching room from $5,000
  • Name library or performance rooms from $10,000
  • Provide a year’s bursary for a student in your name from $500

For more information, please contact Kiggundu Fred Musoke (Executive
Director) or Noreen Nabwami Kyamanywa (Administration Manager)