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School of Rock Claremont
Suite 202, 2nd Floor Standard Bank Galleria 120 Main Rd.
Claremont, Western Cape 7708
021 671 9580

Location Specifics

We are accessed through Cavendish Connect Mall above the Dischem and Standard Bank.

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Hours
  • Monday: 9 AM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 9 AM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Music programs at School of Rock Claremont combine one-on-one lessons with group band practices

Programs we offer

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers
Little Wing
Ages 3-5

At School of Rock Claremont our Little Wing music program for preschoolers and toddlers teaches students foundational music skills by playing games and participating in other interactive musical activities. Little Wing students have one weekly group music lesson in which they use classic rock songs to learn about rhythm, song structure, melody and dynamics through play.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE HAND PERCUSSION & OTHER TOOLS TO LEARN RHYTHM PATTERNS & MUSIC SYNTAX

Kids love playing drums

The Little Wing music program is the first step in a young musician's journey. At School of Rock Claremont, toddlers and preschoolers who show an interest in music should start with Little Wing. As they get older, they will progress into the Rookies program, followed by Rock 101 and the Performance Program.

Rookies music program for children
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Claremont, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 6 to 7-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE OF SIMPLIFIED ROCK INSTRUMENTS TO TEACH KIDS TO PLAY MUSIC

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire students to learn and develop a strong musical proficiency. At School of Rock Claremont, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. Additionally, students who have completed the Little Wing program will progress into the Rookies music program. No prior musical experience is needed for Rookies. Once your child is ready for private music lessons (typically older than first or second graders), they will graduate into our Rock 101 program.

Rock 101 music program for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-10

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Claremont's top programs for kids and beginners. Students have one weekly group rehearsal where they learn to play classic rock songs that have been simplified for beginner musicians. Additionally, Rock 101 students in Claremont have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Claremont are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Claremont who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 8 to 10-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens
Performance
Ages 11-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Claremont is our hallmark music program, where tens of thousands of students enroll each year. It consists of a weekly group rehearsal where kids and teens learn by playing rock music's most iconic songs with a band composed of their peers. Students are assigned songs and parts that are tailored to them based on their age, experience and ability to learn new skills and concepts. Students then work through their parts in weekly private music lessons, refining the skills and concepts that those songs introduce. The goal of this curriculum is to prepare kids and teens for live performances. Every few months, School of Rock Claremont Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Cape Town music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Claremont's music programs for kids and teens are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing. All of our other music education programs focus on readying students for our famous Performance Program. This is where students develop incredible musical skills. Performance Program students have often gone through our Rock 101 program first or have some previous basic music experience. These young musicians will have custom development plans outlined by their instructors with key concepts reinforced during private lessons and group rehearsals, all with the goal of performing live at a Cape Town music venue.

Adult music program for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Claremont's Adult Program is for students over 18 years old who are looking to either improve their musical proficiency or pick up an instrument with no prior musical experience. As with most School of Rock music programs, the Adult Program uses a performance-based music education approach. This means the curriculum focuses on learning music concepts and applying them in a live performance setting. Our Adult Music Program includes one weekly private music lesson and a weekly group rehearsal. Every student at School of Rock Claremont is placed in a band of fellow adults and then assigned specific songs as a way of learning key music concepts and skills. Adult students then take the stage to play at a live show in Cape Town.

What To Expect
  • 1 weekly private lesson
  • 1 weekly group rehearsal

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency along the way. The School of Rock Claremont Adult Program is open to all experience levels and each student will follow a customized learning plan developed by their instructor. Adult students will work together during rehearsal to prepare for a live performance at a real rock venue in Cape Town.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
AllStars
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect
  • A MULTI-CITY, COUNTRY-WIDE MUSIC TOUR EXPERIENCE
  • PERFORMING ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS STAGES IN THE WORLD

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Center Stage Program Picture
Center Stage
Ages 13-19

The Center Stage Artist Search Program is an opportunity to be heard by a major record label. Singers from the ages of 13-19 can submit an audition video as part of the selection process. Selected artists will then have the chance to participate in a studio recording session, and perform at a live artist showcase with record label executives in Los Angeles. We'll also provide School of Rock songwriting camp scholarships for 100 applicants. Submit your video audition today.

What to expect
  • A live artist showcase in front of record executives
  • Record in a state-of-the-art major label studio

The Path to Take the Stage

The music of legendary recording artists can be the inspiration behind many School of Rock students’ drive to pick up an instrument for the first time. This music is the foundation of our curriculum because it helps maintain young musician’s drive to gain musical proficiency. Center Stage is a program to help usher in the next generation of great artists that will one day inspire others to begin their musical journey.

Music Lessons in Claremont

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Claremont, we offer beginner guitar lessons for kids. Our expert guitar instructors guide your child from start to finish with private instruction and weekly group band rehearsals. Every instructor at School of Rock Claremont is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Claremont guitar lessons and programs, School of Rock is designed to get students performing in a band.

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Adults

It’s never too late to learn to play the guitar. Similar to our kids guitar lessons, School of Rock Claremont's beginner guitar lessons for adults utilizes a performance-based curriculum. Our experienced instructors teach adult students through popular rock songs, and teach students to play guitar in a way that’s challenging and fun. We believe the best way to learn is by doing, which is why we combine weekly private guitar lessons with group band rehearsals. At School of Rock Claremont, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Claremont venue.

Key Concepts
  • Technique
  • Solos
  • Chords
  • Theory

Intermediate to Advanced Guitar Lessons

As students gain skills and experience, we move them along to more challenging programs at higher skill levels. Intermediate and advanced students take the skills they learned in beginner guitar lessons, and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. School of Rock Claremont offers advanced guitar lessons for kids and adults that teach by playing challenging classic rock songs and emphasize playing the guitar in a real music venue. Our Claremont guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Claremont is the best option for anyone looking to learn the drums. Our beginner drum lessons get kids behind the drum kit and on their way to taking the stage. That’s why at School of Rock Claremont we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Claremont, our drum instructors teach beginner drum students core techniques, including how to groove, play rudiments and more.

Beginner Drum Lessons for Adults

Our drum lessons for adults are designed to accommodate all skill levels. At School of Rock Claremont, our beginner drum lessons for adults are built for musicians with little to no experience. We teach adults using the same core performance-based education philosophy as our drum lessons for kids—performing with a band accelerates the learning process. Adult students will perform live at a venue in Claremont. Unlike other Claremont drum lessons for beginners, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Key Concepts
  • RUDIMENTS
  • TIME SIGNATURES
  • TECHNIQUE
  • GROOVE

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lessons

More experienced to advanced drum students need a drum lesson curriculum that builds upon foundational skills and continues to grow musical proficiency. That’s why at School of Rock Claremont, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Claremont drum instructors integrate more complex techniques and concepts—intermediary grooves, shifts, meters and more—into a student's individual lessons and group band rehearsal, and will also select more difficult songs for his or her live performances.

 

Kid learns to sing at School of Rock

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Claremont offers beginner singing lessons for kids. Our unique, performance-based approach develops students' musical proficiency by preparing them to perform live. At School of Rock Claremont, our vocal coaches are practicing musicians who integrate key music fundamentals—breathing, posture and more—into a curriculum based on performing with a band. Each week, beginner singing students participate in a private singing lesson and a band rehearsal.

Beginner Singing Lessons for Adults

School of Rock Claremont teaches adults how to sing in our innovative Adult Program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. Adult vocalists learn how to keep tempo, stay on-key and master advanced vocal techniques for a powerful and healthy voice. Our curriculum teaches students how to sing by using popular rock songs that emphasize key concepts. Each week, Adult Program students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Claremont, our singing lessons for kids and adults are designed to help our students reach a high degree of musical proficiency. Intermediate and advanced singers take skills learned from previous singing lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. Our advanced singing lessons teach students to sing by performing popular rock songs that illustrate a specific vocal concept or technique. We pair weekly private singing lessons with weekly band rehearsals with the goal of getting musicians to perform live in Claremont.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Claremont offers beginner bass guitar lessons for kids that blend weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. This performance-based approach results in a high level of musical proficiency because it engages and inspires students. Every School of Rock bass instructor is a practicing musician in Claremont and teaches bass lessons for kids that get great results. Beginners learn to play bass guitar by using popular rock songs that illustrate key concepts and techniques.

Beginner Bass Lessons for Adults

Adults looking to learn bass guitar can enroll in School of Rock’s Adult Program. No experience is necessary in our beginner bass guitar lessons for adults. At School of Rock Claremont, our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help adult students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons for adults ciriculum is performance-based, and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

Key Concepts
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Claremont students the skills they need to become the backbone of a band. Students take skills from previous bass lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. At School of Rock Claremont, our bass instructors use popular rock songs as a way of teaching students advanced concepts and techniques. We pair weekly private bass lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Kid learns to play piano at School of Rock

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Claremont. Our curriculum is performance-based, meaning that we prepare students to perform. Our piano lessons for beginners combine weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock Claremont, our beginner keyboard lessons for kids take key concepts and music fundamentals—finger placement, scales, key differentiation and more—and teach them through popular rock songs. This approach inspires and engages students, which results in attaining a high level of musical proficiency. Our piano teachers have years of experience teaching music in the Claremont area, and know how to coach and motivate students of any skill level to play the keyboard.

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Adults

The School of Rock Claremont Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Claremont area learn to play piano through a combination of weekly private beginner piano lessons and weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock, our piano lessons give adult students the chance to perform in a band at local Claremont music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Claremont, our keyboard lessons for kids and adults are designed to help students get results. Intermediate and advanced students take skills learned from beginner keyboard lessons and layer on more advanced piano techniques with concepts. Our local keyboard instructors are all practicing musicians in Claremont, and use popular rock songs as a way of teaching complex skills. We pair weekly private piano lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Our Experienced Music Teachers

All of School of Rock Claremont’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. Our instructors guide students one-on-one to personalize learning, inspire confidence and build social skills.

Keith Taeuber Co-Owner, Managing Director

Keith has a passion for music and is himself a self-taught musician (and is currently attending lessons at School of Rock), playing saxophone, keys, bass, drums, guitar and vocals. He is a motivated, energetic, committed and passionate hands-on leader with a "can do" attitude and successful track record in delivering excellent results in diverse business sectors throughout South Africa. He has over 18 years of experience in FMCG, retail, sales and marketing, national key account management, category management, operations, agriculture, conservation and large estate management, and incident command/fire and security management.

Keith has served on/chaired various corporate boards and corporate bodies over the last 10 years. He has a distinct eye, passion and skill for analyzing business operations, identifying opportunities and efficiencies, and implementing change strategies to dramatically improve the bottom line. Keith is a qualified skills development facilitator and trainer who continuously seeks opportunities for personal growth and development.
Drum Teacher

Calvin Davis Drum Teacher

Calvin Davis is our experienced Drum Mentor and Assistant Music Director, who has 15 years of performance experience. His styles include swing, jazz, hard rock, fusion, funk, rock and punk.

He has had the honour of playing and recording for the following bands over the years: Outbreak, Nobodies Anything, Painting June, Freezone as well as performing at many festivals and sharing the stage with many great musicians.

If Calvin is not at School of Rock you will find him along the beach front or in the city with his skateboard.
Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Ivan Pieters Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Piano Teacher

Ivan is our multi-instrumentalist Music Mentor with 17 years of music and performance experience. If that is not enough, he holds an Honours Degree and BA Degree in music Composition, Producing, Sequencing and Songwriting. Ivan was a session musician for 2 Ladings, Hazeldine and Denise and recently completed a country/rock album for Maritza through Vonk Music, which was released in September 2015. He writes and composes music for film, commercials and upcoming artists, working with the likes of IV Music, Stronger Studios, Vonk Music Label and Maverix Music. Want to talk to him about more than just music? He is an avid rugby, tennis, cricket and golf enthusiast and sportsmen.
Singing Teacher, Violin Teacher

Nadiah Mony Singing Teacher, Violin Teacher

Nadiah Charis Mony is a Cape Town-based violinist and vocalist.

She started gigging at weddings from the age of 15, built up her repertoire and now performs at events with her duo, Heart Strings. A classically-trained violinist and jazz-trained vocalist with interests in dancing and Broadway, Nadiah’s musical taste is saturated from Bach to Led Zeppelin.

She is currently in her final year studying music at The University of Cape Town. Her projects consist of her duo, her own originals and performing in Matthew Belyeus’ Gypsy Jazz Quartet.
Singing Teacher

Karin Jonker Singing Teacher

As a scholar, Karin excelled in various disciplines, with music being one of her strongest. Besides having a passion for sport and being a good academic student, she succeeded in becoming a gold medallist at competitions like The South African Championships of Performing Arts (SATCH), Talent Africa and Rustenburg SA’s. She was invited to join the SATCH team, which represented South Africa in Los Angeles on two different occasions. She also made it to the final round of Jabulani Centre Stage and was a chosen candidate of not only the top 10 vocalists, but also of the top 50 overall performing artists at Talent Africa. Karin took part in her school’s drama department for three years. Karin continued to pursue her studies at the University of Pretoria in 2015, but as soon as she set foot on stage to take part in the resident “Serenade” acapella singing competition, she realised her true calling. In 2016 she not only started studying music at Campus of Performing Arts (COPA), but also moved to Cape Town to continue her musical career in earnest. After obtaining her NQF4 General Music Certificate at COPA, she began more intensive studies at the Cape Town Academy of Music (CTAM) under the guidance of the award-winning performer and composer, Avril Kinsey. Here she is also studying Music Education, majoring in Vocals and Piano.

Rubin Ohlsen Guitar Teacher

A self-taught musician, Rubin was born and raised in the Southern Suburbs, where he began his musical journey by playing at his local church. This soon led to him joining various bands in his surrounding area, which exposed him to different styles and techniques of playing and has moulded him into the musician he is today. Rubin enjoys neo soul, R&B and reggae. Rubin is currently a standby guitarist for all the top local artists in Cape Town such as Alterfam Circle, The Unexpected and many more.

Revaughn Sackanary Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Revaughn Sackanary was born and raised in Cape Town, where he started playing the bass guitar at the tender age of eight years old. At such a young age, music became his medicine to the illnesses of our society. Through the years he has worked and performed with local and international performers, singers and producers. His unique sound on the bass guitar makes him one of Cape Town's very best. Revaughn has an intense work ethic, which has led to his directing role in many shows. Revaughn has worked with artists such as Cedric Sampson, Camillo Lombard, Tu Nokwe, Natasha Meister, Tracey Carter and Karen Kortje to name just a few.

Joshua Prinsloo Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher

Joshua Prinsloo is a multi-disciplinary artist, musician and creative thinker. He performs under the name The Fruit Vendor and creates music that is a combination of afro-pop, funk, hip hop and storytelling. His proficiencies include piano, vocals, guitar, bass and beat-making.

In addition to hundreds of performances all over South Africa (and having performed alongside David Kramer, Die Antwoord and Kahn Morbee of The Parlotones), he has performed in New York and St. Louis (USA) where he performed for Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka and nine time Grammy Award winner Brian Michael Cox. To date he has released two EPs of original music.

Matthew Belyeu Guitar Teacher

Matthew is our Music Director and guitar instructor. He has a passion for teaching the instrument, running band rehearsals and performing in the South African music scene. He graduated with a Bmus specializing in Jazz Studies (Performance) with distinction in Jazz Guitar from the South African College of Music (UCT) in 2014, and has continued his study of music and the instrument in his own personal capacity. Matthew believes that struggle, dedication and attention to detail are the artist’s doorways to truly and honestly expressing him/herself.

His teaching at School of Rock goes beyond the classroom as he strives to instill values for life in every student through the vehicle of music. Matthew has performed with the likes of Petit Noire (SAMA award winner) amongst other Cape Town-based artists. Catch him playing guitar for the successful Cape Town based band Nomadic Orchestra, for the duo Heart Strings that gig in the bustling Cape Town wedding scene and for his jazz fusion act that will perform his own compositions.

Lizelle Sampson Studio Coordinator

Lizelle Grace Sampson was born in Austria, but grew up in Cape Town. She studied at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) for four years and obtained a degree in Public Relations Management. She then went on to work at Christel House South Africa, which is a charitable school for disadvantaged children. From 2015 - 2016 she was involved in community and missionary work in Worcester, Durban and Tanzania through YWAM (Youth With A Mission). Lizelle's hobbies are photography, reading, writing poetry (mainly spoken word), song writing and playing guitar.

Kurt Diedericks Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher

Kurt Diedericks is a producer/musician from Cape Town, South Africa, largely influenced by alternative music and jazz. Kurt has been an active musician on the live music circuit in SA, performing with acts such as Freshly Ground, PHfat, Hilton Schilder, Robbie Jansen, Southpaw and Shenfm mostly as a drummer.

Kurt is a multi-instrumentalist who comes from a rich musical background and has been composing and performing since childhood. His music reflects an eclectic mix of sounds ranging from indigenous world music to sometimes complex jazz harmony and rhythm. His style continues to evolve and develop as he strives to push his musical boundaries.

Tanya Da Silva Vocal Instructor

Tanya Da Silva is a singer/songwriter who is newly graduated with a BA in Music Performance. She has
achieved a vocal diploma with Trinity London Rock and Pop. In her youth she participated in many local talent competitions, such as the South African Talent Championships (SATCH). She recently released her first EP, “Puzzle Pieces,” and got the opportunity to bring the launch to The Baxter Theatre. Tanya is currently performing and singing in the Hillsong Church creative team. Other than music, you will find her enjoying the outdoors, inspired by nature’s beauty, or exploring different cultured foods around Cape Town. She is a vocal instructor at School of Rock Claremont.

Mark Chadwick Saxophone Teacher

Mark Chadwick is a multi-instrumentalist who has been in the music industry for 24 years. His primary instrument is the soprano saxophone, however he also excels on the alto and tenor saxophones. Besides the saxophone, Mark is a keen keyboardist and has tried his hand at the bass guitar. Most of Mark's live performances have been in and around Cape Town. He regularly performs as a pianist in the annual Cape Malay Choir Festival. Other musical ventures include being a keyboardist for the OAC Youth Movement, and touring Southern African countries like Mozambique, Swaziland, Namibia and Botswana from 2003 to 2016. In 2018, Mark formed part of a seven-piece band that played at a club in Hangzhou as their bassist, keyboardist and saxophonist. He is a saxophone teacher at School of Rock Claremont.

Zeke Le Grange Saxophone Teacher

Zeke Le Grange is a versatile style saxophonist, drawing on the influences of funk, R & B, blues, bebop, bossa nova and Afro pop/jazz genres. He started learning to play the saxophone at high school at the age of 13. He then went on to study at the University of Cape Town and received an entrance scholarship to study at the South African College of Music in 2010. In 2011 he was selected to take part in the International Association of Schools of Jazz conference in São Paulo, Brazil under the direction of world renowned jazz educator Dave Liebman. The following year he was selected to represent South Africa in Sweden with the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz band in 2012 and 2013. In 2014 he was selected for the Miagi Orchestra. The orchestra toured in Europe, performing at prestigious concert halls like the Berlin Philharmonic and Concert Gebouw in Amsterdam to name a few.

He has also worked in four major theatre productions, namely "The Tina Turner Tribute Show," the award-winning "The Rocky Horror Show," "King Kong," "Legend of A Boxer" and he most recently formed part of David Kramer's musical "Langarm." Zeke has performed alongside many local and international artists but most notably with icons such as Caiphus Semenya, Letta Mbulu, Hugh Masekela, Judith Sephuma, Ibrahim Khalil Shihab, Steve Turre, Jonathan Butler, Karyn White and Morris Goldberg to name a few. He has extensive experience playing in big bands over the years and has formed part of The Ian Smith Big Band, Mike Campbell Big Band, Delft Big Band, Johnnie Cooper Big Band and Darryl Andrews Big Band, as well as the ZAR Big Band led by Marcus Wyatt. In 2017 he was music director of the Delft Big Band and collaborated with American jazz vocalist Alexis Morrast during his time as MD. He is a saxophone teacher at School of Rock Claremont.

Stephen Samson Piano Teacher

Stephen Samson's passion for music started at a very young age. He was exposed to music through his parents, at church and also at family gatherings. Stephen was self-taught in the beginning stages of his musical journey and developed more as he played with other musicians. By the time Stephen had finished high school he was already actively gigging and playing with various bands in and around Cape Town.

Stephen then went on to study music at the University of Cape Town. Stephen had the opportunity to play piano with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and to back various artists, including Vicky Sampson. Stephen has his own studio and composes his own music, as well as composes for other artists. Stephen composed and produced a CD for an Artist named Charlyn Davids, and was the Music Director for her CD launch and live DVD recording. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, going to the beach, watching Netflix and spending time with the people he loves. He is a piano teacher at School of Rock Claremont.

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