Pro Arte Alphen Park Music Academy Grade 0-12

Space still available for Classical Guitar students, Oboe students, Clarinet students, Bassoon students & Flute students. Please enquire with Mrs Annelis Alkema on cell: 072 537 9264.

Music Academy of Pro Arte Alphen is a music centre that offers tuition in the afternoons to School-going Learners

What other activities are offered?

Pre-school Music Classes for younger kids. Ensemble and Orchestra concert every March. Arts Festival every August. Prize-giving ceremony and annual concert.

Preparation for Art Festivals:
– Pretoria Eisteddfod
– Centurion Eisteddfod
– Arts Festival of the Arts Academy

THE MUSIC ACADEMY of Pro Arte Alphen Park is a music centre that offers tuition in the afternoon:

• Learners from all schools are welcome to register for our wide range of instruments.
• Training is provided by highly skilled full-time and part-time teachers.
• Tuition fees are subsidized by the Gauteng Department of Education and thus highly affordable.
• A variety of Instruments can be hired from the Arts Academy.

INSTRUMENT TUITION at the Arts Academy:


THEORY OF MUSIC TUITION at the Arts Academy:

• Group Classes from Pre-Grade 1 to advanced levels

MUSIC EXAMINATIONS prepared for by the Arts Academy:

• Learners can be entered for all UNISA, ROYAL SCHOOLS of MUSIC and TRINITY COLLEGE Practical and Theoretical exams.
• We also provide music as a subject for Grade 12 or as an extra subject when learners register it as such at their schools in Grade 10.

How much does it cost?

There is a registration fee of R75 (Once-off)

Tuition fee

Max 30 min : R795.00 per term
Max 45 min : R995.00 per term
Max 60 min : R1225.00 per term
Max 90 min : R1495.00 per term

Hiring of Instruments

Enrolled learners : R250.00 per term
Non-enrolled learners : R450.00 per term

Other Fees (per term)

Kindermusiek : R325.00

Theory (non-practical learners)

Grade 1-4 : R450.00
Grade 5-7 : R550.00

Ensemble and Orchestra 

For non enrolled learners : R200.00

Discount tariff per family or learning more than one instrument

2nd enrolment : -10%
3rd enrolment : -20%
4th enrolment : -30%

*Enrolled learners do not pay for theory classes.

How do I start with music lessons?

It is important that you know which instrument is suitable for you. You can get excellent advice during an appointment with our qualified teachers at the Arts Academy.
Phone or e-mail the Arts Academy and complete a registration form. or call Annelis on Cell: 072 537 9264.  We will then contact you to help find a suitable lesson on the timetable.

How long are the lessons?

Beginners usually start with lessons of 30 minutes.  More advanced learners have lessons of 45 to 60 minutes. Music Theory classes of 1 hour per week are included for everybody.

Full-Time Staff

Dr Kobus Groenewald

Flute & Piano

Bmus (UP), Hons BMus (UNISA),MMus (UOVS), DMus (UNISA) , HOD (UNISA)

Head of Department

Kobus teaches Flute, Piano and Theory of Music.
• He regularly accompanies choirs, solo singers and instrumentalist s in concerts countrywide.
• He accompanies the music exam candidates of the Arts Academy for their UNISA, Royal s or Trinity College examinations.
• He is the founder member and flautist in the Pretoria Symphony Orchestra.

Mrs Annelien du Plessis


BMus Ed (UOVS), BMus Hons (UOVS), UVLM (Accompaniment)

Annelien has more than 30 years experience in piano teaching.
• She studied at the University of the Free State where she also obtained her Honours Degree In Chamber Music.
• She then did her UNISA Licentiate in Vocal accompaniment.
• She also accompanies music exam candidates up to Licentiate Level.

Mr Charl Lamprecht

Classical Guitar

Hons BMus (UP), LTCL

Charl studied at the University of Pretoria and teaches Classical Guitar.
• He has trained some fine guitar students who have become professional guitarists in their own right.
• He regularly performs as a soloist and with various ensembles.
• His recordings and CD’s are often heard on the radio.
• He has also presented a series of radio talks on RSG and Radio Pretoria on guitar music.
• Additionally, he plays the ten-and-fifteen string Renaissance Lute and the 19th Century Salon Guitar.
• His compositions are included in the UNISA syllabus.

Mrs Tilja Myburgh



Tilja joined the Arts Academy in 2010 as a violin teacher and she is the founder member and conductor of the Arts Academy’s Pro Corde Orchestra for Strings, Wind and Percussion.
• She studied the violin with Denise Sutton.
• She was a section leader and committee member of the UP Symphony Orchestra.
• She completed her degree in Violin Method and Chamber Music with Zanta Hofmeyer.
• The Pro Corde Orchestra took part in the first ever Tshwane Youth Arts Festival at the State Theatre in 2012. The orchestra was also invited to perform at an ATKV Concert and travelled to Mpumalanga to perform with the Mpumalanga Youth Choir.
• Her learners regularly participate in exams and Art Festivals.

Mrs Denise van Dyk

Flute & Piano


Denise has more than 30 years teaching experience at Music Centres such as the Pretoria Art, Music and Ballet School, Wierda Park Primary School and the Arts Academy.
• Her learners have been nominated to take part in the Sanlam Competition for Primary and Secondary School candidates. Some of her students have graduated from University with a music degree.
• In 2012 she was awarded the “UNISA Merit Award for teachers” for the outstanding quality of her work.
• She founded the Artistikulta Arts Festival for Music in Centurion and is organising it for the eighth time this year.
• She also participates in outreach music programmes for underprivileged children.

(Violin and Viola Teacher)

Mrs Friederike Scholtz

Violin & Viola

Information to follow.

Mrs Isabelle J van Rensburg

Piano & Music Theory

BMus HONS (UP), MMus (UP), UVLM (Organ), UOLM (Piano)

Isabelle joined the Arts Academy in 2008 and is responsible for Piano teaching and Advanced Music Theory tuition.
• She studied Piano with Professor Joseph Stanford and Organ with Professor Wim Viljoen.
• She won the ATKV MUSIQ Prize, the UNISA GRADE8 Bursary and the Stephanus Zondagh
Overseas Music bursary.
• She obtained her MMus Cum laude in 2012.
• She is the Director of Music and the Organist at the Skuilkrans Dutch Reformed Church

(She is currently busy with her Doctorate in church music at the University of Pretoria.

Part-Time Staff


Werner Spies

Double Bass & Bass Guitar

Werner completed his B.Tech: Music degree at the Tshwane University of Technology in 2007 and plays double bass and bass guitar.

He is a sought after free-lance musician, working most often with Nataniël and Steinway Artist® Charl du Plessis.

Apart from Nataniël and Charl du Plessis, Werner has recorded with many artist including the Phat Brass Big Band, Jannie du Toit & Christa Steyn, Jak de Priester, Pilani Bubu, Frank Opperman and the Radio Kalahari Orkes. Recent highlights include the SAMA winning Charl du Plessis CD/DVD: Pimp my Piano, Ghoema Award winning and SAMA nominated album Shanghai Brunch by Charl du Plessis, as well as performing on the sound tracks for recent “Suurlemoen!” and “Pretville” movies.

Werner has performed overseas numerous times including tours to China, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Scotland and Namibia.

When not performing Werner runs his own music agency, Music Mosaics (, providing music for corporate events, private parties and weddings. He is also part-time lecturer at the Tshwane University of Technology, Hatfield Christian Church and South Downs College.

The Music Connection,Jhb. endorses Werner for his professional needs.

Werner also co-owns Haloa Coffee, operating three cafés at the University of Pretoria.

Mrs Laura van Niekerk


Laura van Niekerk has been appointed as Trumpet teacher at the Arts Academy. Laura started her trumpet training in 1986. She completed her studies with an ATCL Licentiate from the Trinity College of Music London. She played professionally in the SA Police Band in Pretoria. Since 2000 Laura has taught the trumpet at various schools.

Dr Marié McLachlan


THDE (Visual Arts), Dip A (Pta Cons), MMus (Wits). DMus (UP, UTLM (Rec) UTLM (Theory),LTCL (Teacher), LTCL (Performer), FTCL

Marié’s profession as Music Teacher was the direct consequence of her years spent as a Visual Arts teacher.
• She lectured, for 20 years, at the Tshwane University of Technology , and amongst other things, was involved in providing musical items for the Theatre Productions.
• She lectured, in a part-time capacity, at the Universities of Pretoria and North West.
• She specializes in Baroque Performance , Recorder Interpretation, Practical Musicianship, Music Literacy and has published books on these topics.
• She is an Examiner for Unisa Music Exams.
• She is frequently asked to adjudicate competitions and to present workshops countrywide.
• Further experience was gained on her tours of Britain, Canada and Europe.
• She is a dedicated participant of community programmes in Mamelodi and Eersterust.

Mrs Toni Ivanova


• Toni was born in Bulgaria. She started playing the cello at the age of 12.
• After graduating from the National Academy of Music in Sofia she was part of the Sofia National Orchestra.
• In 1991 Toni moved to South Africa with her family and was appointed Principal Cellist for the State Theatre Orchestra.
• Since 2000 Toni has been freelancing with various orchestras and ensembles in Gauteng and has recorded a CD with Opus 3.
• She teaches cello at Pro Arte Alphen Park and the Arts Academy.

Mr Jean-Francois de Wet

Guitar and Drumkit

• Jean started playing the guitar at age 7. His formal training started in Grade 8 at the Pretoria High School where he studied classical guitar with Abri Jordaan. After school, Jean continued Modern guitar methods with renowned teachers like Mark Heydenrych and Nathan Smith.
• He also trained as percussionist and has taught drums since 2007 at Rietondale Primary School and the Pretoria Chinese School.
• He joined the Arts Academy in January 2013.

Mr Anthony Cloete


• Information to follow.

Mrs Andrea Racionzer

Oboe & Saxophone

• Information to follow.

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