Chagné Compaan (BMus): Owner and Principal, Piano, Vocals and
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 merit or 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.
Today I am the proud owner and principal of this top class music school. I, along with my amazing team, strive to give the highest quality music lessons. My goal in life is to bring music into the lives of as many children and adults as I possibly could!
Adri Botha (BMus): Piano, Violin, Viola and Music Theory
I am a qualified music teacher with a passion for teaching young children. I obtained my Teachers Licentiate in Violin and Organ. I have 40 years of experience in church music as a church organist, and I have been teaching Violin and Piano for 3 decades. I also have extensive experience in orchestral and choir arrangements.
I have accompanied many students since 1973 for exams and Eisteddfod competitions. I am very passionate about music and love to teach students of all ages. 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.
I joined the Musicanta team in September 2017. I am also the founder and conductor of the newly found Musicanta String Ensemble.
Tlhogi Bassman: Bass Guitar, Acoustic 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 taught 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 privilege to work on various theatre productions. I am currently performing as a session musician for different bands and artists in different genres.
I joined the team at Musicanta in January 2016 to teach Acoustic 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.
Wimpie Van Wyk - Drums
I started playing drums 18 years ago in church. After high school, I started doing Trinity College of London drum grades to expand my repertoire and started teaching thereafter. From 2010 to 2011 I studied a full time drumming course with the Groove Regulators in Jeffreys Bay.
I have a passion for learning and expanding my skills. I joined the Musicanta team in 2018, to add my expertise in drums to this top class music school. I love to teach others and help them grow their skills on the most exciting instrument.
Sihle Comfort Sithole: Brass Instruments and Music Theory
I am a brass instrument performer and teacher and have decided to team up with Musicanta to expand the music school to become one of the largest music schools in South Africa.
My qualifications include a Level 4 Diploma in Music Performance in Trombone (Trinity College London), Tuba Grade 8 (Unisa), Euphonium Grade 8 (ABRSM), and Music Theory Grade 6 (Unisa).
In 2007 I was selected to play with the Students and Lecturers Big Band. I’ve also performed at the Grahamstown Jazz Festival in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2009, I went to Germany with the KwaZulu Natal Youth Wind Band, where we won the 1st price. I’ve also participated in the Corobrit Orchestra in 2010 and 2011. I currently play in The Salvation Army Band (Euphonium and Trombone), the KwaZulu Natal Youth Wind Band (Tuba), and the Military Band (Bass Guitar, Tuba and Trombone).
I am a passionate brass performer and teacher, and wish to inspire others by teaching and performing all the brass instruments.