School of Rock Claremont’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our Claremont music instructors inspire and teach students to perform live.
Calvin DavisDrum 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.
Ivan PietersGuitar Teacher, Drum 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.
Nadiah MonySinging 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.
Karin JonkerSinging 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.
Our instructor band, Team Rock, performing at the V & A Waterfront Amphitheatre.