Energetic Wits University graduate Ntombi’s studies focused on piano skills, screen composition, classical and jazz voice, and music production. Ntombi currently teaches music and works at Maboneng Studios as a producer and studio engineer. Ntombi was born with a love for music. Her father played the saxophone and guitar.
In high school she started to sing jazz and appreciate classical music. Her influences, include Chopin, John Williams, Miles Davis, Hans Zimmer, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. She continues to explore and discover new musical obsessions.
As a teacher, Ntombi is gratified when students grasp new concepts. She feels responsible for opening students’ eyes and expanding their knowledge around the possibilities music creates.
Studying a music degree was the best decision Ntombi made. As well as working on voice and piano, her university experience exposed her to realities in local and international music industries. She is confident to make educated decisions about her career and how to collaborate with artists in the future.
Ntombi studied graphic art in high school and gave interior design an unsuccessful shot a few years ago. She loves drawing and occasionally paints. She visits galleries to check out exhibitions, particularly South African artists William Kentridge and Blessing Ngobeni.