Teacher of the Nations focuses on the arts. Specifically, we seek to introduce children to the beauty and intellectual stimulus of music. In South Africa, music is not a mandatory course, so few students, not enrolled in privileged schools, have access to music programs. Through our weekly programs, music camps, and concerts, we bridge this gap. Visiting and resident music teachers and professionals from all over the world have lent their talent and expertise to our misssion.
On Fridays, the girls make music with Christine Reurink. The big girls and little girls enjoy their time singing praise and worship. A trained music teacher from Holland, Christine has worked diligently in our music programs in Avian Park and Riverview, teaching piano, guitar, and voice.
At Chip Ross, singer-song-writer, Phil Adewumi, leads worships and instructs selected children in piano.
MUSIC CAMP July 4-7, 2017
We had our holiday music camp again. The older girls and some Eco Boys and Girls (a ministry run in another part of town – Roodewal) joined us for 3 days of keyboard, guitar and choir lessons. Christine, Mary, Florian, Matthew, Emily and Leo did a great job teaching the kids! In addition, we had Tania, Fernanda and Ewa helping with cooking and the logistics. We started with a devotion about the unity of the Body of Christ and with some ups and downs in between. Still, we were able to see the kids become friends and work together!
GARDEN OF PRAISE CONCERT, NOVEMBER 2016
Our “Garden of Praise” concert was a huge success. Christine Reurink’s hard work paid off. The girls performed incredibly well, and the parent turnout was also phenomenal. We also were blessed with the presence guest singers.
MUSIC CAMP July 13,2016
Krista and Craig Mc Lauchlan, two Canadian music teachers, together Julio Aceredo, taught the girls and boys of our Avian Park and Riverview programs. The three-day camp completed our weekly music prograns which included voice, recorder, and piano training. It was our inaugural music camp, and it was a great success.