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FAQ and Info

What makes teaching piano in a digital lab different from individual lessons?

  • It is cheaper!
  • It is more fun!
  • There is less pressure!
  • You can play with back tracks!

What type of pupil benefits by this method?

  • The inquisitive learner;
  • The learner who loves a challenge;
  • Pupils who already take lessons on another instrument, but who need the theoretical background the piano provides;
  • Gifted pupils from poorer backgrounds who can apply for scholarships, as D-Piano lab is a NPO.

At what age should pupils attend this course?

  • The ideal age would be grade 3 (9 year olds), but any age group - even adults - will benefit

Why the motto “empowering kids through music”?

  • Although piano is taught in the course, the benefit of the sense of achievement, the increase in concentration and self-confidence exceeds the mere obvious outcomes.

The team

[Image: Alet de Vos]

Alet(ta) de Vos

Aletta de Vos retired as master teacher after more than 20 years of working in Arts and Culture for the WCED. She was head of the Music Department at Stellenbosch High and also facilitated Stellenbosch University's ACE and B Ed programmes. Presently, she acts as adjudicator for competitions and eisteddfods, and as consultant for music departments in schools.

[Image: Liza Joubert]

Liza Joubert
Senior Piano Teacher

Liza Joubert is a renowned concert pianist, accompanist and music teacher. She has recently moved back from Natal (where she worked at the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School) to her native Stellenbosch where she is fondly known as Liza from the Koos Kombuis song Liza se Klavier.

Office bearers: Ms A de Vos, mr Nolan Pool, ms Cecile Windvogel, ms Virginia Boraine, ms Patricia Rhode and mr Joseph Kastoor.

  • Paul Bothner Music
  • NAC SA
  • Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
  • Rupert Musiekstigting
  • Stellenbosch High School