ZION Academy of Music

‘There are so many reasons to describe God as wonderful! So many reasons to praise Him with unlimited praise! Zion is His home; He lives on His holy mountain High and glorious, joy filled and favored.‘ Psalm 48:1-2

ZION Academy of Music is passionate about training and equipping musicians. For us, the greatest blessing is to raise up worshipers that will lead the next generation into the presence of the Lord through corporate worship and song. We want to come alongside our students to encourage and support them as they discover the unique calling God has placed on their lives. The heartbeat of ZION Academy is to train and equip worshipers, but lessons are also extended to anyone with a love for music wanting to improve their skill (ages 8+upwards are welcome). We strive for each individual to find their own unique sound & voice as musician and to use this gift with great sensitivity and excellence. Our lessons are offered individually by qualified teachers with a heart to see each individual flourish in their gifting.

Vocal Lessons

At ZION Academy we teach our aspiring singers posture, breathing techniques and how to make the most out of the voice they have been given! Exercises, different genre of songs, performance techniques and a range of creative work is all covered in this exciting course.

The only thing better than singing is more singing – Ella Fitzgerald

Raising Worship Leaders

With the heartbeat of ZION Academy being worship, group sessions and workshops are available throughout the year to strengthen the foundation of each individual as minister of the gospel through song, to empower worship leaders, as well as connect with fellow worshipers around South Africa. Many students have a passion and desire to serve on the worship team at their home church but don’t have a safe environment to grow or improve their skill. We want to create that safe space for each individual to find their own unique expression of worship.

(Cost per group session/workshop will be made available closer to the date)

Piano Lessons

We teach people of ages 8+ of all levels how to play the Piano. ZION Academy suits the needs of all students looking to learn. Our piano classes are fun, and artistically stimulating allowing our students to shine at their own pace.

We guarantee to give you the best experience in piano lessons!

Music is Life. That's why our hearts have beats.

Who is Marissa?

Marissa Verheij, founder of ZION Academy of Music, is a vocalist, pianist and songwriter with a passion for music and the arts. Her first love is worship and music ministry.

Serving on worship teams since 2012, Marissa has been exposed to different platforms from NG Moreleta, BSSM (Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry) in California, to #IMAGINE under the leadership of Louis Brittz. Marissa has raised up local and international worship leaders from various churches around the world. She actively serves as worship leader at 3Ci church, as well as at numerous other events, camps, weddings and conferences. Her voice can be heard on various albums such as #IMAGINE, S1, Louis Brittz, This Tension, C7, as well as her very own single; "Bring You Glory" released in 2018.

Guitar Lessons

ZION Academy teaches guitar lessons for kids and adults. Whether you are a first timer, an experienced guitarist trying to enhance your skill or someone wanting to rekindle old dreams, our teachers are here to help! Our guitar lessons are structured to match each student’s specific needs.

In the lessons, students will learn to read chords, and play pieces, and mostly, have fun doing so..

Dear Music, thanks for always clearing my head, healing my heart and lifting my spirits.

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