Music School

Trevino Isaacs is a self taught musician with a dream to start a music school, he did it and now nurtures raw talent in kids avoiding gangs and violence.


At just 26, Trevino Isaacs has used his talents to build a small business which is offering an affordable way for talented kids to nurture their musical skills and stay away from gangs and violence.

Trevino is a self taught musician, teaching himself the piano, drums, guitar, bass-guitar, accordion and banjo. He always dreamed of having his own music school. He started giving lessons in his mother’s living room.

“The interest grew to such an extent that when I approached two of my friends who studied music, with the idea of opening a music school, my dream of teaching others became a successful business now celebrating its fourth year.”

“Music has been and still is the only work I know. There are many students in the Woodlands and Mitchells Plain area who simply can’t afford to study music and our quality affordable training is giving them the chance to master instruments and grow their natural talent.”

Trevino says the Mitchell’s Plain Music Academy offers a safe environment where children can live a life free of violence, drugs and alcohol. For many it’s a way out of poverty and uncertainty by developing their natural talent into something with purpose

The Mitchell’s Plain Music Academy was one of 19 small business’s chosen for a sponsored Small Business Academy (SBA) programme offered by the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB).

“Our growth has been organic to where we teach 40 students currently. My selection to the SBA programme has had a major impact on how I structure and market the business. The knowledge I’m gaining will assist us to grow the business significantly and help us achieve our ultimate goal whereby we are in a financial position to assist more students who have the talent but simply can’t pay the tuition fees.”

Trevino hopes that the course will help him achieve the next set of goals he has for the music school.

“I have big dreams for the school and my long term goal is to offer music certificates, diplomas and degrees in addition to offering other subjects such as finance and computer literacy. In a world where knowledge is power, we’d like to support the community in enriching themselves and their families.”

Music School

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