Music school: The Music HQ opens January 2022 in Wynberg, Cape Town – in heritage building

The Music HQ  

What: Private music school in Cape Town
Where: 8 Bower Road, Wynberg. See: Google Maps: The Music HQ
Parking: Yes. On-site and plenty of off-street parking in Bower Road
Cost: Termly packages start at R1880 
WhatsApp info: 0725306568

Exciting news: A new private music school has opened in Upper Wynberg, Cape Town. Info as supplied:

The Music HQ

The Music HQ is a private music school which opened its doors in January 2022. The school is located in Upper Wynberg, and specialises in teaching all the components of music, including instrumental lessons, music theory, and music production.

The Music HQ building is an old coach house with plenty of character. Each room has been tastefully decorated to create a calm and homely environment. There is a performance venue on the second floor, and a comfortable reception area where parents and students can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea.

The Music HQ has recognised the need to offer quality music education outside of the traditional school system. The founders and directors are Nicky Jansen and Elizabeth Retief; it is exciting to note that this is a 100% female owned company. This dynamic duo met at the University of Stellenbosch when they embarked on their music studies in 2000. As music educators, performers, and administrators with 38 years of combined experience, they have the expertise and skills to ensure quality teaching. Their nurturing approach and genuine care for their students create an adaptable environment where each student can reach their full potential. Nicky and Elizabeth are SACE registered teachers who value a high standard of teaching, thus only employing teachers who share their values. 

The Music HQ is a one-stop school where tuition is offered in all instruments (piano, singing,  recorder, flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, ukulele, violin, cello, and drum kit), music theory, and music production. Instrumental lessons take place on the premises, whereas music theory and production can be conducted either in-person on the premises, or online. They also offer accompaniment services and aural training. 

Many students wish to take Music as an academic FET subject but are unable to do so at their own schools. The directors’ years of experience as educators and assessors in the IEB equip them to offer the IEB, Cambridge, and CAPS syllabi. They are experts in teaching and assessing all the required components for this subject, and can liaise directly with schools. This is particularly applicable to home schoolers and students who wish to do Music as an 8th subject. As performers, all their teachers value the importance of ensemble playing, and students have the opportunity to join a band or ensemble to experience the joy of making music in a group.

The Music HQ – at a glance – see for more info  

Age: School-going students and adults  

On the premises and online: Hybrid learning available where applicable  
Individual instrumental lessons offered: Piano, singing, recorder, flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, ukulele, violin, cello, drum kit  
Group lessons offered: Music theory, music production, ensemble and bands  
Subject Music: Can be offered as an 8th subject for the FET phase (Grade 10-12) IEB, CAPS, and Cambridge  
External International Exams: Trinity, ABRSM, Rockschool, Unisa  

Piano Accompaniment services 

The Music HQ- on social media  

Twitter: @TheMusicHQ1

Teachers at The Music HQ on instagram: @njimpromptu  @elizabethretief


Music room: Beautifully appointed music rooms at The Music HQ. © TheCapeRobyn/Robyn Cohen.
Music teachers: Founders of The Music HQ- Nicky Jansen and Elizabeth Retief
© TheCapeRobyn/Robyn Cohen.

Recital room: Rehearsal and recital room at The Music HQ: Supplied.

❇Sponsored content. Featured image: Founders of The Music HQ- Nicky Jansen and Elizabeth Retief . Pic © TheCapeRobyn/Robyn Cohen.