All posts by Milos Sajin

Music Lessons for Kids in Johannesburg

Music is a powerful tool to improve concentration and your brain. Learning a musical instrument has been proven to increase a students self esteem, as well as their IQ! Amazing!

At Shine School of Music we offer music lessons to children of all ages starting from 3 years old. We offer kids piano lessons, kids guitar lessons and kids singing lessons, all with professional teachers with years of experience. All our lessons are held in a safe environment in Johannesburg. Our music lessons are an affordable way to benefit your child’s natural learning, and to open up a whole new educational experience for them! Contact us for more info and start your children off on the right foot!

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Tips on How to Write A Song

If you love music, and most of us do, it’s easy to find oneself humming tunes while driving to work, or singing along with friends in the park. But do you think you could write your own song? If you are learning an instrument, perhaps this is your goal. Here are some useful ideas to help you with your songwriting. Then you can combine it with your guitar or piano, and you are one step closer to fulfilling your musical dreams. At Shine Music School in Johannesburg we offer lessons in guitar, piano and singing! Contact us for more info!

Tips to Warm up your Voice!

At the Shine School of Music in Johannesburg, we enjoy teaching singing and it’s one of our most popular classes. But singing a lot can take it’s toll, have you ever been singing at the top of your voice in the shower or at a rock concert? You may have experienced loosing your voice or a sore throat! These are things that can affect professional singers. Here are some tips and tricks to help you warm up your voice for singing. If you would like to take singing lessons with us, contact us for more info! Anyone can learn to sing!

Around the School

We have gotten off to a busy start of the School year. 2017 promises to be an interesting year, with both new students and teachers joining us for music lessons here in Johannesburg. All our lessons are conducted in classrooms at the Shine Music School in Randburg. You can join us for guitar lessons, piano lessons, singing lessons and more! Here you can see a few photos from the school taken at the beginning of this year.

The Benefits of Music Exams


Exams can be a tough pill to swallow. Dreaded memorizing left until the last minute, the stress and anxiety of getting everything correct and the controversy of whether exams are a worthwhile medium for judging the aptitude of a student. On the other hand exams offer many benefits too and at shine music school in Barcelona, we like to focus on why taking a music exam with us can be good for your musical development.
As the exams at shine music school draw near, we’d like to take a look at why we think it’s a good idea for students to sign up and complete the graded exams we offer.
Besides offering a scaleable way for teachers to measure the improvement and knowledge of their students, taking a music exam gives the student goals to achieve. The deadline to accomplish certain tasks and the pressure demanded to succeed in the exam creates, for some, the focus they need to practice and advance with their studies.
We offer our students two exams that they can participate in: the Exams from the Trinity College of music in London and the Royal School of Music. Our students are able to complete a whole host of exams for their particular instrument and style- from Pop and Rock exams to Classical.


Completing an exams gives our students confidence and tools and skills for performance in the future. Receiving a certificate of excellence is something that they can take with them as an accomplishment, and one that can be used to further their musical career. At shine many students have completed the highest grades of musical exams and now can teach music in their own right. The exams have pushed them from perhaps only enjoying music as a hobby into acquiring a means to succeed in their lives.
Exams take diligence and practice. Taking exams nurtures both of these abilities and even students who may not get the best results benefit from the experience of sitting an exam with a stranger or examiner that they have never met. It prepares them for possible instances in their future where they need to be adaptable and perform under pressure or think on their feet. They also learn to keep going, even if they have made a mistake, a quality that will serve them well.
Exams may be scary, but doing music exams at the school are not compulsory, and this in itself makes them beneficial as the students choose to make their own goals. The consequences are not as dire, and this allows the student some freedom to prove himself or herself on their own. Perhaps this fact alone makes taking exams at the shine school of music in Barcelona a powerful advantage for the student, as improving and accomplishing a new goal by oneself is hugely beneficial to ones self esteem!
You can find out more about our exams here.

60th Shine Music School Concert

Shine Music School held their 60th student music concert on the 29th of November 2015 much to the enjoyment of all who attended. The concerts continue to foster a love of music within the community, where both our beginner and advanced students can showcase their preferred musical style, instrument and what they have learned in the past months. It is an opportunity for all our learners to play in front of an audience, something the school strongly advocates as a huge part of studying and appreciating music.

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We were very pleased to welcome back the Prof and Zana Sajin after their stay in Spain. A fantastic time was had by all as we listened to students perform pieces on a variety of instruments, from violin to drums as well as singing! Thank you all for coming!

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Professor Sajin on Facebook

Professor Sajin has had a facebook page created for him, so that he can connect with his students, new and old. He would like to kindle old friendships and stay in contact with his students, during his travels in Europe and Africa. If you are a student of his, or happen to have had lessons with him in the past, we would like to encourage you to connect with him on his new facebook page.

He hopes to hear from you soon!
https://www.facebook.com/StrahinjaSajin
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Online Classes with the Professor

Shine Music school offers private classes online over Skype with Professor Sajin. For more than 5 years, students have been able to enjoy their classes with the Prof from the comfort of their own homes!

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Offering classes over Skype has also enabled the Professor to stay in contact with his students while visiting the Barcelona Branch of the Shine Music School, Estudio Shine. We think it is a fantastic way to stay connected, and the school in Randburg has special classrooms set up for Skype lessons. So even if you don’t have internet at home, you can still enjoy music with the Prof at the school any time!

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In the future we hope to offer our South African students all the benefits of having specialized teachers all over the world, available to teach them over Skype!
You can sign up for online classes, learn about what we offer here!

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Visiting a Luthier in Spain

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Prof Sajin and his son visited a Luthier in Valencia, Spain to sample and buy some hand made guitars for the school in Barcelona. It was fascinating to view the inside of the workshop and all the instruments in various stages of completion. Both the Professor and Milos tested the guitars and ordered a few for the school shop. If you are interested in playing them or buying one for yourself, speak to the school and we can order a Guitar for you! Don’t forget that if you are interested you can visit our school in Barcelona. We have hosted South African students in Spain, in fact our teacher Simon came to visit a few years ago. It’s a fantastic opportunity to visit a new country and one that is famous for it’s music. You can go to Flamenco concerts, listen to classical guitar, and enjoy many museums and sights in the city! We would be happy to help you arrange your trip.

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