Cape Classic for children

"Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well."

A study by the German Ministry of Education and Science about the influence of musical education on children concluded: “Music increases the IQ of children
as well as their social competence. Kids who receive music lessons will show more emotional stability and have clearly increased powers of concentration
and higher levels of intelligence.”

This is why Cape Classic e.V. supports the education of black children in Kayamandi by contributing to the funding of a pre-school facility and a music school. In the past the non-profit organisation Cape Classic bought instruments and paid the salaries of three music teachers at the "Ikhaya Music Project" in Kayamandi.

Visit of the 2012 Cape Classic group in the Jamestown, Township of Stellenbosch,
with Alexander Kirkwood and Peter John Hartnick (clarinet), who are receiving a scholarship by Cape Classic.

In future the Cape Classic association will continue to contribute to the development of these worthwhile projects. Every year, Cape Classic also provides musical workshops/ school-concerts with Khayamandi children. In these workshops, the artists try to awaken an interest for classical music in the children by demonstrating the use of their instruments, answering questions and making music alone and with the children.