Musicanta - The School of Music

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The Musicanta Family

Chagné Compaan (BMus):  Piano and Music Theory


I started piano lessons when I was 7 years old and I haven't stopped thus far as I believe that there is always more to be learned!  I have a Bachelors Degree in Musicology (BMus) from Unisa.  I have had three excellent teachers during my career:  Ms Adri Marais, Ms Maria du Plessis, and Doctor Bertha le Roux, who have all had an immense impact on myself as I explored the world of music.  


Music, and especially piano music, is my passion.  I love working with young children and enriching their lives with my music knowledge. I have had many students study under my guidance and those who have done examination, have all passed with distinction.  I always do my utmost best to bring the music talent forth in each individual student by assessing their personal interests and aspirations, and developing their technique and knowledge to a far enough level to enable them to achieve their goals.  


My goal in life is to bring music into the lives of as many children and adults as I possibly could! 


Marthie Breytenbach (BMus):  Clarinet, Recorder, Organ, Piano, Vocals and Music Theory

I am a very passionate musician and teacher.  I started with music at a very young age and it gave me so much joy. Music is my passion and I want to share that with my students. The most important thing for me is to get the students to love and enjoy music.

 

I obtained the following grades from Unisa:  Theory of Music Grade 6, Piano Grade 8, Clarinet Grade 7 and Organ Grade 7.  I also got my Bachelors Degree in Music (BMus) at the Northwest University with my focus on Music Education and theory of Music.  I have experience in teaching a very broad collection of instruments, as well as vocal training.  

 

In 2008, I was selected as an exchange student to study music in Finland for five months.  It taught me the love for different genres of music as well as music from different cultures. In 2010 I played clarinet in the South African Youth Wind Ensemble. In 2011 I assisted in Music Education workshops for Music Education students at the University of Stellenbosch. I were also teaching music full time at several schools from 2010. 


I started to teach at Musicanta in September 2016 and I am dedicating my time, passion and knowledge to teaching students of all ages who wish to pursue a life in music.  

Tlhogi Bassman:  Bass Guitar, Guitar and Music Theory


My full name is Letlhogonolo Matthews Ndembi, but Tlhogi Bassman is the name I go by.  I am a qualified bass guitarist who obtained a national diploma in music at Central Johannesburg College and also attended school at Ochrim School of Music. 


I was a teacher at the South African State Theatre (Mc Art), where my main goal was to teach theory of music and bass guitar from 2011 to 2014.  I also had the privilage to work on various theatre productions. I am currently performing as a session musician for different bands and artists in different genres.  


I have joined the team at Musicanta to teach guitar and bass guitar, along with music theory.  I love to perform, and the stage is my second home.  I love teaching and bringing music into the lives of anybody who has the passion to study guitar and bass guitar.



Anika La Grange (BMus):  PA and Marketing Manager


I am the mastermind behind all advertising and making sure that the Musicanta admin systems runs smoothly.  But, I am a musician at heart.  I started playing recorder when I was 6 years old and started flute 5 years later. I have a Bachelors Degree in Musicology (BMus) from University of Pretoria specializing in Flute Performance under Prof. J. Hinch.  I also completed my Post Graduate Diploma in Education in 2014. I recently took up piano as my second instrument.


I have a passion to teach music and thus have my own music school in Koedoeskop, Limpopo, named Anikanté. I teach piano, guitar, flute and recorder to students of all ages. Have a look at my music school's Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/AnikanteMusiekskool/


My goal at Musicanta is to help all the music teachers to focus 100% on their students while I do the administrative work.

Adri Botha (BMus): Piano, Violin, Viola and Music Theory


I am a qualified music teacher with a passion for teaching young people. I obtained my Teachers Licentiate in Violin and Organ. I have 40 years of experience in Church music as a church organist. I have taught violin for 

28 years. I also have experience in orchestral and choir arrangements. 


From 1973 until present I have accompanied many students through the years for exams and Eisteddfods. I am very passionate about music and love to teach young students.  I have traveled the world with my husband, and taught students wherever we found ourselves in the world, hence I have a very broad knowledge of different cultural music and I love to incorporate it into compositions.

Antru le Roux: Piano, Vocals and Music Theory


I come from a musical family where my love for music started at a very young age. I have a real interested in Early Childhood Development through the introduction of music. I have Grade 5 Classical Piano training at Unisa and completed two years of ALMSA Light Music Piano training. 


During my school years I was part of an International Award-winning choir, traveling to Germany to partake in an International Competition. I was part of the Praise and Worship team at church and I am blessed to have performed with several artist in the past, such as Danie Niehaus, Christa Steyn, Mimi Coertze and Elaganza. After school I received vocal training from several classically trained teachers. 


I enjoy it to assist students to prepare for Eisteddfods (and other competitions) and helping each one to find their own voice and confidence in their performance.

Wilson Adeosun: Saxophone, Guitar and Music Theory

I picked up the guitar and piano almost at the same time informally in the year 1998. Later in the year, I went to a music school and began classes with music theory and piano where I emerged the best student the school produced uptil that time. In 2004 I took up the saxophone. I have since mastered and thaught the three common saxophones in use: Soprano, Alto and Tenor Saxophones. 

So far, I have a grade 6 and grade 8 in both Music Theory and Piano from Trinity College London. I have since been involved in teaching Music Theory, Saxophone (Soprano, Alto and Tenor), Piano and Guitar in over the last 10 years.

Esté van Zyl - Flute, Piano and Harp


I started off by playing recorder and have been playing flute form the age of 10. I also took music lessons in harp, piano and vocals. The instruments have send me on a wonderful road with other musicians. I have been involved with different orchestras for well over 7 years. Music taught me discipline, responsibility, patience and resilience. 


Music is my passion and flute will always be my first love. 


Wimpie Van Wyk - Drums


I started playing drums 17 years ago in church. After high school I started doing Trinity College London drum grades to expand my repertoire and started teaching. From 2010 to 2011 I did a full time drumming course with the Groove Regulators in Jeffreys Bay.


I have a passion for learning and expanding my skills. I love to teach others and help them grow their skills on the most exciting instrument.



Luandri Van Wyk - Vocals


I wanted to sing since I could remember.... I had the privilage of joining SA future stars music school and had vocal coaching since I was eight years old. I had vocal coaching for about 22 years and am now a vocal coach myself. I also recorded four CDs and had a music video done. I have a lot of studio experience. I won singing competitions when I was younger and received a my diploma in vocals. My CD has been on Kruiskyk Top 10 for 4 weeks and I did a live performance on the TV channel, DKNT Gospel. My CD was in various magazines with articles about it. 


I worked with music students for two and a half years. I've also been a presenter for some time for Kruiskyk's program Impak. 


I now want to focus on teaching music students and help them to gain the same experience and develop their talents.

Christiaan Uitenweerde - Guitar and Music Theory

I started experimenting with the guitar as a youngster of 14 years old, and for the past 35 years I have never been without my guitar! Years later I studied Light Music at TUT, still with the same passion for guitar. I have been playing in church bands for the past 30 years, and for me personally there is not a more pure way of expressing myself in worship than with my guitar. I teach guitar because I believe the benefits are endless. Guitar teaches a healthy discipline, builds confidence and through hard work the possibilities on a guitar is on-going forever. 

As I firmly believe in generational impartation, I love investing in the youth of today. I believe in dreams, passion and hard work. Through mutual respect and dedication the possibilities are endless.