Established in 2005 by Daniel Kiyega, for his passion for music, Esom School of Music has gained its niche in music industry for training excellent music producers and musicians in the country.
Notable among them Maro, Nash Wonder one the top Kampala producer, David Prince, Zed Pianist at Audio One studio and Bless producer among others.
Not only does the school train youth with basic music production skills it produces all round musicians who are capable to write, sing, play different music instruments and run music as business.
Genesis of Esom school
Esom School of Music started from humble beginning. According to Daniel Kiyega, the school started with initial capital of 700,000 in 2005 after acquiring music training from various institutions including South Africa.
Kiyega former Street kid was rescued from Kampala streets by Hon Banarbas Ntikasimire in 1997 who then supported his music career by enrolling him in music course at Bunamwaya theological school. He then upgraded to South Africa and its where he came back to start Esom School of Music in 2005 to teach modern contemporary music skills to youth who crave for music career.
Although by his time music was a mystery only sought by illiterates he ventured into the virgin area enabling him cut teeth in music industry.
Today, Esom School of music has trained over 3000 youth including parents grown his to sh billion empire.
Kiyega says they teach and train complete musicians who can sing, write songs and play various instruments.
We also emphasise 98% on practicals hence quality production.
Courses at Esom school
We teach sound engineering, film and video productions, music instruments lessons and music composition.
We teach piano and guitar lessons, music business, public speaking and communication.
At the beginning finances especially from banks were not accessible due to lack k of collateral and getting skilled manpower to teach contemporary music was nightmare.
Kiyega however says his success rotates around commitment, perseverance, quality service and reinvesting back into business.
Parents have appreciated the skills and products trained from the school.
Parents have also supported our students especially sponsoring their children for music lessons and production courses.
We plan to establish fully fledged music Centre of Excellence in East Africa where music enthusiasts can get one stop music education, modern recording studio, quality production, sales and marketing promotion to enhance their career.
We also plan to introduce diploma and degree programmes at Esom to produce versatile quality musicians in the country.
“We submitted our application for accreditation at national council for higher education fir diploma and degree courses. We hopefully by August intake to have been approved,”Kiyega said.
This is line with the school vision to be the largest centre of music solution in East Africa.
We plan to start virtual online training so that youth use technology to advance their career in music.
” We want to leverage on technology to teach modern and contemporary music to people in Kenya, South Africa and Rwanda,”Kiyega noted.
Hr further said they plan to open up country branches country in Entebbe, Jinja, Mbale, Arua, Mbarara and Masaka.
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