The Dainfern College Music Centre

The Dainfern College Music Centre


“Life without music is unthinkable.”

~ Leonard Bernstein


The Dainfern College Music Centre is a lively hub of creative and musical activity where everyone is welcomed. Our aim is to help our students find their musical identity and take their music beyond their lessons into their lives. Our students are entered into ABRSM and Trinity examinations in both practical and theory as well as Eisteddfodau and competitions for a broader musical experience.


Our talented team of teachers are highly skilled and professional musicians and offer individual lessons in the following instruments:


  • Piano
  • Jazz Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Voice
  • Violin
  • ‘Cello
  • Guitar (Classical, Electric & Bass)
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Drums



There is a Music lab in the Music Centre for students who wish to learn music composition.


Ensembles, bands & choirs

In addition to solo performance opportunities, Dainfern College students studying music are also able to join our many ensembles, bands and choirs that feature at all Dainfern College events and in concerts and festivals throughout the year.



Theory classes are offered before school in the mornings or on an individual basis as required.


Subject Music

Dainfern College students who wish to take IEB or A-level Music do this through the Dainfern College Academic Programme – click here for more information.


How to apply

Please contact Christophe Roué in our Music Department, and he will explain the registration process and do everything to accommodate your needs. We welcome students from outside Dainfern College.


Emmanuel Egbebu 1

Emmanuel Egbebu


BMus Musicology (University of Aberdeen). Organist, pianist and passionate teacher. Teaches piano and accompanies across Dainfern College.

Verity Le Grange 2

Verity Le Grange


BMus Hons (UCT). Director of Music in international schools. Believes learning music unlocks immense creativity, imagination & inspiration.

Elsa Venter 3

Elsa Venter

Piano | Keyboard

BMus & PGCE (UFS). A passionate and energetic piano teacher who believes a strong musical foundation sets students up for life.

Zarcia Zacheus 4

Zarcia Zacheus


BMus (Wits). Award-winning singer, songwriter & music producer passionate about the music technology space. Vocal teacher & coach.

Sherwin Ganasen 5

Sherwin Ganasen


BA Music Education (UKZN). Extensive training in vocal technique and a passion for helping students unlock their full potential as singers.

Aukse Trinkunas 6

Aukse Trinkunas


Master’s in Choral Conducting & MA in Opera & Concert Singing and Lecturing, Lithuania. Highly experienced professional singer & teacher.

Brinley Yon - Beard

Brinley Yon


Studied classical and jazz singing at NMMU. Experienced vocal specialist who enjoys performing and teaching all genres of music.

Melissa Witbooi 7

Melissa Witbooi


BMus (Rhodes University). Multi-instrumentalist who believes learning violin enhances memory, brain function & fine motor & sensory skills.

Nathalie Roué 8

Nathalie Roué

Cello | Guitar | Piano

MMus (University of Pretoria); studied in France & currently pursuing a PhD. Accomplished musician & performer who teaches guitar & ’cello.

Christophe Roué 9

Christophe Roué


Studied at the Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris. Loves sharing his passion for guitar with the next generation of musicians.

Helen Rigby 10

Helen Rigby


Experienced music educator. Grade 8 Flute, currently preparing for a Trinity Performance Diploma. Passionate about inspiring young musicians

Sisonke Xonti 11

Sisonke Xonti


LLB (UNISA). Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winner 2020 Jazz. International performer looking forward to inspiring new sax players.

Neil Engel 12

Neil Engel

Brass | Composition | Piano

BMus (UCT). Trumpet player, pianist, composer, producer & singer with a wealth of music industry experience and performance experience.

Ruan Kruger 13

Ruan Kruger


Loves sharing his passion for the drums with his students. Performing, dedication, energy and great fun are what he strives for in teaching.

Mark Pettitt 14

Mark Pettitt

Music Production

Music Composition degree for Film, TV & Games (Berklee, USA). Published composer, producer & marimba coach passionate about music production

Simbarashe Moyo 15

Simbarashe Moyo

Learn to Play Pop by Ear

A professional musician & facilitator of an exciting programme Learn to Play Pop. Learn to play your favourite songs by ear on an instrument