WHO WE ARE

About Muzukidz

Muzukidz was founded in Cape Town, South Africa in January 2015. Since then the organisation has developed a platform where youngsters and families from all cultural and economic backgrounds can learn, play together and interactTo date, more than 350 primary school learners have been introduced to the opportunity to receive free violin tuition on an ongoing basis. 

In addition to regular radio and television appearances, many of them already enjoy performing at public events, concerts and festivals in and around Cape Town.

Since 2015

Uplifting children and families through the gift of music

By teaching a world-renowned early childhood music development programme, the Suzuki method, Muzukidz supports the many benefits of early music tuition which include the development of academic, social and physical skills, self-esteem and patience, as well as exposure to other cultures.

The ultimate aim of the organisation is to offer all learners the gift of music and by doing so, opening a new world of possibilities – be it becoming a professional musician, or merely a well-rounded inspired adult later in their lives.

CHANGING LIVES

Five years of teaching violin in townships have demonstrated the power of music to build rich minds and hearts. Muzukidz changes the lives of children from all cultural and economic backgrounds in South Africa.

Children

Violins

Violins

Teachers

Dream

What Drives Us

The Dream 

Muzukidz envisages music education for all children by targeting more schools every year to create a continuous wave culminating in an ocean of children who will be nurtured and educated: a new generation with cognitive capacity and passion.  

This dream could realise in a new generation of youngsters who, after years of instrumental tuition, enter adulthood and the age of independent decision. 

Through this long term investment in the lives of children, Muzukidz creates possibilities to find study bursaries, employment in music careers, and to share expertise with other disadvantaged youth.

 

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“This violin is like a second parent to us. It keeps our child grounded.”

Alfred Hadi

Father of Phumzili (age 8), Grade 3.

FOUNDER

Maria Botha

Maria Botha

Founder, teacher and Suzuki expert

EDUCATORS

Our Teachers

Camilla Driver

Suzuki teacher

Francisco Canada Valverde

Suzuki Teacher

Siposethu Gontsi

Assistant teacher

SUPPORT

Our Volunteers

Louis Fouche

Co Founder

Carina Bruwer

Business Support

Marieza Van Zyl

Media liaison