What we do

Since 2007, this Kronendal Music Academy has offered the universal language of music as a stepping stone in the lives of impoverished children from Imizamo Yethu informal settlement and Hangberg fishing village. As the only fully-fledged music school in the valley, at any given time we have well over 150 pupils in lessons and ensembles, and regular performances and external qualifications complement our teaching model. High standards ensure that our core humanitarian values are maintained. Our award-winning programmes not only foster racial and social integration in our community, but also guarantee enriching opportunities for all our children, developing important cognitive skills while exploring previously unavailable horizons.

KMA is an organisation dedicated to giving children with few or no advantages in life, the opportunity to discover and exploit any musical talent they possess.

But we also care about each child’s well-being. We go the extra mile to ensure we contribute to developing happy, healthy, and confident future South Africans.

How it all adds up

Our key focus areas

Why is music important

Singing our praises


Hout Bay Lion’s Club Louis Volks Humanitarian Award
Inyathelo Philanthropy in the Arts Award 2011
Inyathelo Award for Philanthropy in the Arts
Best Community Choir Cape Town Eisteddfod 2011
Department of Social Development: Ministerial Award for Afterschool Programme Excellence
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport: Ministerial Award for Outstanding Achievement of Youth in the Arts (Music)
Survé Philanthropies Imagine Award for Arts and Culture