Hout Bay Music Project (HBMP)

Cape Town, South Africa
In operation since 2003
Music Education (Community music centres)


Leanne Dollman
Tel: +27217900141
Cell: +27826695613


Hout Bay, Cape Town
South Africa

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Currently operating from an informal timber structure in Hout Bay Village, the Hout Bay Music Project was initiated by local resident Leanne Dollman in 2003 and provides tuition in a range of musical instruments to underprivileged children from the Imizamo Yethu township.

The Hout Bay Music Project Trust strives to: consistently achieve teaching and performance standards of the highest level; secure a dedicated, permanent teaching and performance venue; become sustainable through ongoing income from the children's performances, the kind support of the general public, and financial commitment from sponsors and donors; contribute to meaningful community development in Hout Bay and to extend our network throughout the Western Cape; continue with national and international touring and grow the number of performance opportunities; identify children with a special aptitude for music as young as the nursery school age group; foster 'multipliers' – HBMP graduates - to take leadership roles within the project; and always provide a safe, fun, creative platform for music discovery, artistic expression, and life skills learning.

The Project’s musicians have performed at a number of high-profile events, including the G20 Summit, the World Bank Annual Parliamentary Conference and at concerts in Holland and Austria.

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