Instrument(s) / Discipline(s):
Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music:
Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE:
Qualifications completed elsewhere:
Started PGCE at UNISA in 2015.
Notable professional achievements:
• Playing in various orchestras and chamber ensemble groups, locally and overseas. A friend and I started our business playing at different gigs around the country.
• To see the great results as a flute teacher when you commit yourself to your students, whether they are beginners or preparing for Grade 8 exams.
Current professional position / occupation:
Self–employed: Teaching private lessons as well as Skype lessons since we moved to Dublin in December 2015.
Top 5 must-hear music:
1. Tchaikovsky — Symphony No. 5
2. Mendelssohn — Concerto in e minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64
3. Smetana — Ma Vlast No. 2 Moldau
4. Brahms — Hungarian Dances
5. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73 (Emperor)
Which personal music experiences are most memorable to you?
• Playing in an international orchestra festival in Tacoma, USA (2006).
• Being part of TUKS Orchestra as well as Salon Music and getting to play a variety of orchestral repertoire pieces.
Top 5 must-read books:
1. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
2. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
4. ‘n Tas Vol Blues Songs by Susan Coetzer
5. My Bible
• “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” — Albert Einstein.
• “There is no substitute for hard work.” — Thomas Edison.
Top 5 must-see movies:
2. Ladies in Lavender
3. Pirates of the Caribbean
4. The Ultimate Gift
5. Singing in the Rain
Which television show(s) can you watch over and over again?
The Big Bang Theory.
Anything that includes potato!! Greek food like Souvlaki and Tzatziki sauce.
Cola tonic and lemonade, or a lovely Shiraz.
How do you relax?
Travelling/exploring with my husband, and jogging.
Married to Eduan Naudé for the best four years of my life.
Which places would you still like to visit?
Vienna, Croatia, and definitely Prague.
What are your funniest / fondest memories of your time at the Conservatory?
The time spent with my amazing class mates. We were a very small group of only 8 students, but we had so much fun. I remember how we sat and studied History together at Wiesenhof, and spending hours and hours preparing for Juf. Dirkie’s Aural exams. Great memories made together with my class mates are something I definitely treasure and miss!