Piano & Keyboard

Sandrie van Deventer

Specialization : Piano & Theory of Music

Mrs van Deventer joined NW Musikon in 2009 as a piano and theory teacher when the school was registered as a Departmental school.

Mrs van Deventer grew up in Vereeniging where she matriculated at Overvaal High school. Music was her passion and she obtained Unisa gr 8 – piano in her matric year under the guidance of Phyllis Bishoff. She furthered her studies at the North West University of Potchefstroom and completed her Higher Diploma in Education (cum laude) in 1991 – specializing in Afrikaans, instrumental music (piano and organ) and music theory. She taught at various schools in the country and acted as organist for several churches – where she was involved in conducting and training choirs.

In 2005 Mrs van Deventer relocated with her family to Klerksdorp where she joined ST Conrad’s College as Afrikaans and Arts and Culture teacher until 2009. During this period she was responsible for both school choir and musical activities – director of musicals and revues.

Her love for music called for a change and she was appointed as head of Department at NW Musikon. She passionately contributed towards the establishment of the school and was appointed by the School Governing Body as acting principal in January 2017.

In 2015 Mrs van Deventer delivered her piano recital for Trinity College of London and obtained the Licentiate diploma (LTCL). She also completed her Bed Honours degree (cum laude) in education management and law systems in July 2018.  

Mrs. van Deventer currently teaches piano to learners of  levels ranging from beginners to grade 8.

Annalize Pretorius

Specialization : Piano, Rock & Pop Keyboard

Specializing in piano, Mrs. Annalize Pretorius started her musical education at age 7. Under the expertise guidance of Eunece van Wyngaardt, Mrs. Joubert completed her Gr.6 in organ from the University of South Africa. The following year she completed her Gr. 8 in piano, also from UNISA.

Receiving master classes from virtuosi such as Richard Michaels (ABRSM Jazz Piano), Dr. Jetty van Rensburg (NWU) & Proff. Frank Henegan (Ireland), Mrs. Joubert went on to complete her Performers Licentiate in Piano from the Trinity College of Music.

In 2018 Mrs. Pretorius attended a workshop for Trinity Rockand Pop, presented by Brian Jackson. She further went on to participate in marimba workshop presented by Joan Lithgow and is currently the head of the Musikon’s Marimba program.

Mrs. Annalize Joubert has been a full-time member of the NW Musikon since 2008 and is responsible for piano, keyboard, music theory and marimba.

Riemke Pretorius

Specialization : Piano, Recorder & Theory of Music

After matriculating with music as a subject, Mrs Riemke Pretorius joined an A Capella choir under the capable hands of Elize Rautenbach. The choir went on to complete various National tours. She later joined the SUKOVS where she furthered her choral participation.

In 1985Mrs. Pretorius joined the SAPS. During this period she was not only a member of the Freestate Police orchestra, but also achieved the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel after completing a 3 year qualification from the Pantechnicon Africa.

Mrs.Pretorius’ love for music led her to complete her Bachelors of Musicology Degree from the University of South Africa. She further went on to complete her Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of the Free state. A qualification that saw Mrs. Pretorius teach a variety of school subjects, including music.

Mrs. Pretorius joined the NW Musikon in 2016.

Armand Moolman

Specialization : Piano, Theory of Music & Aural Training

Armand Moolman started his music education at the age of 7. During this time (1997-2009) competed in numerous Eisteddfod’s and music competition in piano, clarinet and violin.

 In 2009 Armand was selected to study in Germany, Ansbach. There he furthered his studies in piano performance,music theory and conducting. Upon arrival back in South Africa he submitted compositions to Prof. Hannes Taljaard and got the opportunity to study composition under his supervision.

 During his graduate years of music studies (2011 – 2014), received numerous bursaries and prizes, such as the SAMRO composition and performance bursary for five consecutive years. He worked with numerous ensembles and orchestras, such as the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Zorba and Croess. ART Ensemble that premeditated of his known works in Cape Town and Switzerland.

He also studied composition with Michael Pelzel and attended masterclasses in Clarinet with Manfred Linder at the Music University of Folkwang,Germany. He also studied piano at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna under the supervision of Prof Martin Hughes.

Armand Moolman completed his Bachelors of Music in 2014 and furthermore completed his Masters in Music, focusing on composition, and piano performance at the North- West University of Potchefstroom in 2016, specializing in New Music and 21st Century music of South African composers with the methodology focusing on Aural Sonology.

Armand Moolman also attained his Post Graduate Certificate in Education and is currently busy with his Doctoral studies in the research field of “The aesthetic effectiveness of improvisation in the com positional process: A paraxial case study.”