THE TEAM

We strive to only have qualified and experienced teachers. Our team of teachers are dedicated to YOUR music lessons and YOUR progress. Each teacher is carefully selected and paired up with the student from foundation lessons for beginners to performance ready artists.

WHY GHM?

Experience, dedication to progress and value. Education is key learning must be fun and goals must be achieved. Music teacher’s form a critical part of someone’s education and walk a long road with students sometimes from playing the very first note to performances with orchestras. This is way we provide a quality service with professional and qualified teachers.

THE FIRST FREE LESSON

Your first free assessment lesson gives us the opportunity to assess your experience and if you are a new beginner we can discuss the best way forward for you. We plan, track and monitor your lessons as we value each and every student.

Adriaan Gerryts
Adriaan GerrytsTeaches: Violin and Music Theory
Marketing and Web Design

Adriaan completed a BA-Mus degree at the University of Pretoria and is the violin teacher for Global House of Music. He conducts violin lessons both online and in person. He is currently completing a Suzuki teacher’s qualification. Adriaan enjoys composers from the romantic era; Mendelssohn, Bruch and Paganini. Bach’s genius in harmony and sensitivity and Mozart’s witty elegance also influenced him.

Monica Strydom
Monica StrydomTeaches: Piano, Saxophone, Flute and Music Theory
General Manager – Teacher’s Licentiate – Oboe

Monica plays and teaches seven instruments – piano, flute, oboe, saxophone, clarinet, classical guitar and violin. She holds a Teacher’s Licentiate in oboe. Monica’s love of music started with piano lessons at the age of four and her high school piano teacher played a big role in her decision to study music and forge a career in the field. Influenced by Mozart, Monica acknowledges that music afforded her the opportunity to grow as a person and to see life in a different and joyous way.

Alexandria James
Alexandria JamesTeaches: Piano, Vocals and Music Theory
BMus Piano Performance and Music Theory

Pianist and vocalist, Alexandria James completed a BMus at Wits University majoring in composition and community music. She grew up in a house filled with music and began playing the piano when he was 11, moving to the National School of the Arts at 16. Some of his greatest influences include jazz giants Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Chick Corea, and, more recently, James Blake and Amy Winehouse.

Emmanuel Egbebu
Emmanuel EgbebuTeaches: Piano, Saxophone, Flute and Music Theory
ABRSM Organ Performance – Composition and Choral Directing

Emmanuel’s love of music started at seven in the Anglican Church. Introduced to the keyboard by a priest, he progressed to playing at an ordination mass at the Holy Trinity Cathedral before a congregation of over 2000. A highlight of his career was playing Lead Cello for 2 hours 46 minutes non-stop for The Messiah Oratorio performed by Aberdeenshire Chamber Orchestra at The Royal Scottish Theatre. Musically, Bach, Byrd and Handel are his greatest influences.

Jan-George De Lange
Jan-George De LangeTeaches: Piano
UNIISA Grade 8 Piano and UNISA Grade 6 Theory

Jan has completed an extensive list of achievements and awards for piano performance and music theory. He completed his Bmus with honors in 2015 and has since been a piano teacher. He is passionate about teaching piano and music in general and enjoys seeing his students achieve their set goals. With many years of teaching experience, he teaches both young beginners and more advanced students.

Karin Bekker
Karin BekkerTeaches: Piano and Vocals
UNISA Grade 5 Piano and Theory

Her musical talent started at the early age of five years. In
2011 she was in the State Theatre Opera Production Carmen Bizet. She released her first Gospel Album in 2014. Her first music video “Vriendskap” was released on 16 June 2017. Her latest Album “Sonder Jou” was released on 23 November 2017. Her music is available on all Music Online Stores. She loves music and it’s the ability to shape you and the world around you. She is still studying BA Communication. She loves being a teacher and enjoys the stage very much.

Travis Mc Dowall
Travis Mc DowallTeaches: Piano, Vocals Guitar and Music Theory
BMus with Honours

Travis Mc Dowall completed his Bachelor of Music Honours in composition and performance. He plays and teaches piano, voice and guitar. Currently he is learning to play the didgeridoo and bass. Travis’s uncle bought him his first guitar and the youngster raided his CD collection which influenced his musical taste and included the legends Duke Ellington and Billy Holiday. At university he was inspired by Beethoven, Wagner, Vaughan Williams, Brian Reitzell, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams.

Jacques Du Toit
Jacques Du ToitTeaches: Guitar and Music Theory
Rockschool Grade 8 Guitar and Trinity Grade 8 Music Theory

Jacques started his career in music at a young age playing guitar in various bands and churches in and around South Africa. His passion for music and especially rock music guides his teaching in technique and attention to detail. He studying music on various fronts and enjoys both live performances and studio work with well-known South African Artists. Remaining active in the industry you might just find Jacques on a big stage over weekends as he continues to be an active musician and growing his skills.

Peter Orzcy
Peter OrzcyTeaches: Piano, Vocals Guitar and Music Theory
UNISA Grade 7 Music Theory and UNISA Grade 6 Guitar

Music was a central part of Peter’s family life; his uncle a professional guitarist. He studied drama and jazz at Pretoria Technikon and completed grades in Guitar and Theory through UNISA. He has been a full-time teacher for 12 years and has performed in shows at The Barnyard since 2005, playing multiple instruments. He plays bass guitar for his church. Peter teaches mostly band instruments; bass, guitar, keyboards, drums. He finds imparting knowledge to students and watching them grow highly satisfying. Music has opened many social doors for Peter. Aside from this passion, he loves motor cross and water skiing.

Dr Christo Jankowitz
Dr Christo JankowitzTeaches: Piano and Music Theory
M Mus cum laude (With and UNISA) UPLM cum laude – Piano

Music education remains key the developing process of any young student.

Music education remains key the developing process of any young student.

Music has been taught in public school in the United States as far back as 1837. More recently music became part of the South African school system and as private schools became more popular so did music as a subject. This does not mean that every student taking music at school receives the highest possible standard of music lessons.

Global House of Music has been at the forefront of music education since the day we opened our doors and has maintained our standard of teaching throughout the years. To us, music means the world and if given the opportunity we get to share that with students and be part of their journey.

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