Dr Avril Kinsey is an award winning international concert guitarist, published composer, music lecturer, author and Founding Director of the Cape Town Academy of Music. She was awarded the degree Doctor of Music in Composition from Nelson Mandela University. She is the first female classical guitar/composer to be awarded the creative DMus in Composition degree in South Africa.
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Students can study: MUSIC PERFORMANCE and/or COMPOSITION, MUSIC EDUCATION (theory and practical teaching), MUSIC JOURNALISM, ENTREPRENEURSHIP and the BUSINESS of MUSIC. Read the CTAM PROSPECTUS for details.
I have thoroughly enjoyed doing my LTCL instrumental teaching under the supervision of Avril Kinsey. She puts in the utmost effort with every individual. I am ever so grateful and highly recommend her to anyone wanting to achieve a diploma qualification. Talisa Symons
One can absolutely not go wrong under the guidance and tuition of Avril Kinsey. She has shown me what it is to be an inspirational teacher. I gained so much knowledge and experience in such a short period of time. Thank you Cape Town Academy of Music for opening doors I never thought would even cross my path! Karin Jonker
I was very fortunate to have Avril Kinsey supervise and mentor me during my LTCL studies. Her extensive musical knowledge and attention to detail made for a comprehensive, individualised learning experience, which I highly recommend. Judy du Plessis
Avril coached me on every aspect of performing. To have a teacher of Avril’s expertise is a rare and valuable opportunity. Steven Kukard
CTAMs Diploma course is essential for any musician who is serious about making music their full time career. The material is engaging and more importantly makes learning interesting and fun. I really enjoyed the songwriting sessions … while Avril’s knowledge and guidance for the ATCL course was eye opening. Tanya Markowitsch
I remember being so impressed with your guitar style and thinking how amazingly beautiful your playing was. You definitely were one of the first people to fuel my love of the guitar! Thank you for that! Kathy Ashwell of Music Matters
Consult with Avril regarding one on one lessons, group classes, Skype lessons, or to find out if you qualify for acceptance into any of the Music Artist Certificate courses. Send an e-mail with QUERY CTAM in the subject line to: email@example.com Please include your contact information and as much detail as possible, or download the CTAM PART Time Application form or CTAM FULL Time Application form and/or complete the form below and we will get back to you in 24 hours.
Avril plays and talks about her early days of composing for the classical guitar below ………
One of Avril’s most famous pieces for classical guitar is: Mokoro (Song of the Water)
‘This guitarist’s work is ingenious and evocative, the result of a fertile imagination … a master musician of unusual ability.’ Colin Cooper, Classical Guitar (UK). ‘William Walton’s Bagatelles…The complex detail was presented with clear precision…Elogia de la Danze by Brouwer, a tour de force.’ H Eckstein, Cape Times (SA). ‘Sharply focused eloquence and total brilliance … a sparkling finish to a recital which had delighted a full house.’ Dick Turpin, The Star Tonight (SA)