Now

What I’m doing now

Music Therapy

This year I have started my master’s in Music Therapy at the University of Pretoria. I have never worked so hard in my life – the workload is insane! But this is the most wonderful thing I have ever done.

Music therapy is a relatively new field and it is still largely misunderstood. The practise is based on well-researched interventions and is used with everyone from premature babies, people with various mental and physical disabilities, to depression, addiction, dementia and more.

Here is a short video of an interview with one of my lecturers that gives a bit of background on the practise and also some info on next year’s World Conference of Music Therapy which will be held in South Africa for the first time.

Teaching

I have a wonderful group of students and I really love teaching. Things we’re working on at the moment include Mary Had a Little Lamb, Brown Eyed Girl, theme from Star Wars, Jurassic Park theme, blues improvisation, 7 Nation Army, Three Little Birds and much more!

Gigs

I play once a month at the Ascot Hotel in Norwood with two wonderful musicians: Ziza Muftic and Concord Nkabinde. It is such an honour to play with these highly accomplished musicians. Please follow Ziza on Facebook if you wold like to get notifications on the gigs: Ziza

I also work with Erika Strydom in our band Starlight Jazz. We do everything from restaurants to corporate events, weddings, birthdays etc. You can find more info about booking us here:
http://www.starlightjazz.co.za/

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