Welcome to 
Jamestown Sounds

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Our Goals

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To use music education as a force of upliftment in the lives of school pupils from Jamestown and Cloetesville  (two previously-disadvantaged communities in the district of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

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​- bridging the historical divide between the communities of Jamestown, Cloetesville, and Stellenbosch

- reaching a wide range of children and their families from these communities

- making a positive change in the lives of children who participate in the project

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Student News

Performance 2022

December 2021

November 2021

October 2021

  • Unisa Grade 1 Music Theory Results: 

    • Patricia, 97%​

    • Andrew, 97%

    • Chanika, 98%

    • Kaylin, 98%


September 2021

  • Bravo and thank you to all the Jamestown Sounds learners for a beautiful September student showcase concert!

  • Unisa Grade 1 Practical Results: 

    • Anastazia (Flute, 80%) 

    • Chanika (Recorder, 94%) 


August 2021

  • Congratulations to Chanika who won the Trophy for the Best Woodwind Instrumentalist (Junior Category) at the Montagu Youth Music Festival! 


Unisa Music Examinations

Grade 1 Practicals: Done & Dusted! 

Chanika: Recorder Grade 1, 94% 

Anastazia: Flute Grade 1, 80%


Our Story

Founded in 2005 by three individuals who had the vision of changing the lives of children in the Stellenbosch district through music education, Jamestown Sounds started in the community of Jamestown – a beautiful village situated on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. 


Until 2005, one school in Jamestown – Weber Gedenk Primary – had been without a music teacher for almost 10 years. Understanding the value of music education in children’s development, the headmaster of Weber Gedenk expressed to the founders the urgent need for musical activity and tuition at his school. Soon thereafter, the high school in the Jamestown – Stellenzicht Secondary School – also came on board. 

From the classroom

The project’s catalysts of change – our teachers – are primarily senior music major students and music graduates from Stellenbosch University. One of the criteria of teacher appointments at Jamestown Sounds is excellence in teaching music across a range of contexts, having a drive for social change and genuinely having the students' needs at heart.


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