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AMP is a dynamic and high-quality music education centre in Makhanda (Grahamstown), serving talented primary and secondary school children who do not otherwise have access to music studies. Read more about AMP here:

By supporting AMP learners you will be contributing to the personal, educational and career development of young, passionate and dedicated children in Makhanda. Through participation in AMP, not only do learners attain valuable life and study skills through a stimulating and challenging artistic programme (discipline, confidence, self-awareness, team work, self-expression) but also gain greater access to a wider range of career and study options in an world where such opportunities are otherwise slim.

You can make a general donation to AMP, or you can support an AMP learner by choosing one of the following options:

Sponsor a learner:

    Instrument tuition (per learner per year): R 8,500 (or R708 p/m)
    Theory tuition (per learner per year): R 1,400 (or R117 p/m)
    Theory exam (per learner): R 630
    Practical exam (per learner): R 1,310

Sponsor an ensemble:

    AMP big band tuition (per annum): R 14,000 (or R1,167 p/m)
    AMP vocal ensemble tuition (per annum): R 14,000 (or R1,167 p/m)

Donate towards learner support:

    Instrument repair, tuning & maintenance (average per instrument): R 660  
    Printing of materials (per term): R 550
    Learner transport (per term): R 8,360 (or R3,800 p/m)
    Learner catering (per learner per year): R 1,490 (or R124 p/m)

For detailed information on each of the above donation options, or for information on other ways to get involved in AMP, please see:


  • Jul 26, 2019 - R 2 010.00
  • "A donation towards your student's practical exams" - Jeanne Berger

  • Jun 09, 2019 - R 10 282.00
  • "In support of your uplifting programmes" - Goonie

  • Jun 07, 2019 - USD $ 105.05
  • "Youth and music are a wonderful combination!" - Hilde Colenbrander

  • Jun 07, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "For Marty" - Yolande

  • May 31, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "To add to the support of Martin Poole." - Brett

  • May 31, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "In lieu of 40th birthday present for Martin Poole" - Richard Innes

  • May 23, 2019 - R 1 400.00
  • "Please send bank details to" - Ruth

  • May 14, 2019 - USD $ 73.40
  • "You're making a wonderful difference - thank you!" - Liz Skipper

  • May 11, 2019 - USD $ 148.58
  • "Given with parental pride" - Janet and Norman Brown

  • May 09, 2019 - USD $ 47.51
  • "All people need music in their lives and all small people need to know how influential it is to life. What a wonderful thing you are doing. Thank you for making a difference. " - Sharon Clews

  • May 09, 2019 - USD $ 73.09
  • "Keep up the fantastic work! " - Ben

  • May 09, 2019 - USD $ 68.34
  • "Thank you for the beautiful light you are bringing to the world :)" - Anna

  • May 07, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Well done AMP! Keep up the great work!" - Anonymous

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Donations to date

R 27 579.27

Fundraising target

R 60 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 4 950.00

Access Music Project

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Invested in the transformative power of music, Access Music Project (AMP) is a music education centre connecting young people with their creative identities and opportunities in the creative economy, in partnership with local schools. AMP is currently the only means by which children in Makhanda’s historically disadvantaged schools have access to formal music education and training.

AMP's vision is for South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.