School given the gift of music

JOYFUL SOUNDS: Heatherbank Primary School pupils Anganathi Xego, left, and Patrice Chimondo try out their new piano with teacher Lindzey Coetzee
JOYFUL SOUNDS: Heatherbank Primary School pupils Anganathi Xego, left, and Patrice Chimondo try out their new piano with teacher Lindzey Coetzee

A PIANO donation to the Heatherbank Pre- and Primary School has brought much joy to its little recipients, to whom music is an important part of learning.

The pupils little faces were beaming with joy and gratitude when the piano was given to them last month by Bay primary school teacher Janine Poole.

Poole, who inherited the instrument from her grandfather, Billy Wyatt, when she was still very young, thought the school would have better use of it.

“I’m a primary school teacher myself, but not teaching at the moment, so I know the piano will be put to good use in these kids’ lives,” she said.

Heatherbank Primary, which accommodates 16 pupils from Walmer Township and is run by Ellen Lovemore, is on the Lovemore family’s expansive property and gears the little ones up to start primary school.

“We are so grateful, because these kids love music,” Lovemore said.

Lindzey Coetzee, who teaches the children sport and ball skills, also helps with reading to the kids and teaching them the alphabet.

Lovemore said they were keen to use the piano for an hour every week, but needed a skilled person to teach music. – Chanice Koopman

 

 

One thought on “School given the gift of music

  • March 23, 2014 at 7:17 pm
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    I’m impressed by the story.

    I’m a brass specialist and music teacher and recently moved from Johannesburg to PE. I would like to find out more about the project/classes and see where I can fit in/contribute.Hope someone can contact me from the school.Tania

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