Teachers, do you want your students to deepen their creative instinct and find
Parents, does your child show a special musical gift and need a fun and uplifting
Leaders, do you want to improve relationships and accelerate your
s transition into the new world by integrating musical-artistic
philosophy and practice into your working environment?
Adults, do you want to learn how to play a musical instrument and improvise
spontaneously in a matter of weeks?
Mentors and coaches, do you wish to channel the healing and spiritually
enlightening power of the arts?
Growers, do you want to learn how to grow healthy, organic food, and learn
about the intrinsic connection between natural agriculture and musical
Lovers, do you want to combine all of this skill, knowledge and power into One
The Musical Ecology School of Roots Grown Deep is a flexible, travelling and Love-centered school for
learning and unlearning. We are open to people and companies of all ages and backgrounds who are
interested in deepening their creative intuition and production, multi-dimensionality, life purpose, vision,
and/or technical artistic skills. Our education is rooted in diverse global experience, thankfulness,
cultivating natural genius, love, and building community.
We facilitate lessons and courses that are uniquely designed to suit your dreams, needs, and skill levels.
No two workshops, courses or lessons are the same, because no two children, organizations, artists, or
leaders are the same. Our portfolio includes but is not limited to:
Creative learning & arts integration workshops for companies, organizations
Teacher training for school teachers (integrating arts and organic gardening)
Group music lessons for children (any instrument, any experience level)
Private, one-on-one music lessons for adults and children (any instrument or
The school is led by Joel Karabo Elliott who has a decade of education experience in the USA and
South Africa with entrepreneurial projects in rural community development, live performing arts, youth
development, musical production, education reform, classroom teaching, and organizational leadership.
His methodology is simple:
awaken the genius within
. Over the years, he has found friends and
professionals of common spirit and passion who are now part of the Roots Grown Deep teaching
corps, including :
Stompie Selibe (art therapy, visual art, music, spirituality)
Dan Ellappa (Intercommunication technology, life coaching)
Lantern Maleka (music, spirituality)
Dennias Mashegwane (theatre, music, poetry)
Ntando Mbatha (music, fun)
Rethabile Phakisi (photography journalism)
Nelius Nortje (music, fun, spirituality)
wisi (youth development, music, parenting, leadership)
Nkoto Malebye (theatre, life skills, music)
Our school headquarters is in Naturena, Johannesburg in South Africa, and here the school welcomes
regular learners from the Johannesburg area. The school facilitators are often travelling to various parts
of the world. You can call upon us from anywhere in the world, and we will come to work with you.