Price tiers are determined by teacher experience and is not relevant to the student’s progress.

Teachers

Price Tier 3 Teachers

More than 10 years of experience and more than one relevant qualification

Lerina van Rensburg

Lerina van Rensburg

Principal | Vocals | Guitar | Theory

Lerina is a seasoned music educator and entrepreneur with a lifelong commitment to captivating audiences. Holding a Licentiate from SDCSA, a BA Degree from UP, and various certifications, including Level 6 Teachers Licentiate (Rockschool) and a Voice Movement Therapy Practitioner qualification (IAVMT), Lerina brings a comprehensive educational background to her roles. Her teaching journey spans London-based schools, CHIMS, and leadership in the Music Department of Pretoria-East Primary. In 2005, she founded Vibrience Music Notes, offering individual instruction in Vocals and Guitar. In 2016, Lerina expanded her impact, launching Ovie-Vibz, a thriving music school currently employing 16 teachers. Lerina’s blend of educational excellence and entrepreneurial spirit defines her as a distinguished figure in music instruction.

Mareli Benade

Mareli Benade

Piano| Flute | Theory | Cello

Mareli has taken music lessons from a young age and joined a youth orchestra at 16, which made her realise that she would like to make music her career. Having studied flute under Prof. John Hinch (UP), she started giving flute lessons from her second year. Mareli also plays intermittently in various orchestras, namely the Johannesburg Symphony, Gauteng Philharmonic, Pretoria Youth Philharmonic, and East Rand Youth Orchestras; ad hoc for different orchestral projects. She also joins her husband as a guitar and flute duo, Twenty Fingers, for special events. Mareli teaches piano, flute, and music theory lessons and maintains that music has an excellent effect on a child growing brain.

Ilze Thirion

Ilze Thirion

Piano | Theory | Vocals

Ilze started her musical career at the age of 8, receiving classical piano tuition.

Apart from her love for piano, the other great joy is singing. As an avid choir singer, she was a choir member in school choirs and the Mpumalanga Regional choir. She performed as soloist at various occasions, locally and in 1995 the choir also toured abroad.

She passed the UNISA Gr 8 piano exam in Gr 12. As a result of her life-long dedication to music, she enrolled for the BMus degree at UP, with piano as main instrument, but also took up classical vocal training. While her vocal coaches did not permit her to join a choir, she studied choir conducting under the acclaimed choir director, Johan van der Sandt, and passed choir conducting in her final year with distinction. While at UP, she also passed the Gr 7 UNISA vocal exam under renowned vocal coach, Lorraine Du Toit Havemann, with merit.

After attaining her BMus degree in 1999 from the University of Pretoria, she took some time off to start a family of her own. In 2007 she took up classical singing with her fabulous coach again and passed the UNISA Gr 8 Vocal exam with honors.

She was active in the church band while still in school and again took up a position as lead singer from 2002 till 2014 at the Dutch Reformed Lux Mundi Church in Garsfontein, Pretoria. From there she moved on to take a position as lead singer and accompanist at the Dutch Reformed Family Church Kameeldrift, Pretoria from 2016 till January 2023.

Ilze has been active as piano teacher since 2007, teaching in her private capacity. She joined the Ovie-Vibz team in April of 2023 and while still teaching classical piano, enthusiastically took on the Rock School curriculum for vocals and piano that is offered here.

Martie Viljoen

Martie Viljoen

Piano | Recorder | Theory | Saxophone | Classical Guitar

For Martie, music and education are not merely work, but her true passions. Having started music at the age of 9, she already decided to make it her study path. After completing her B.Mus (Ed) at Stellenbosch, Martie started teaching predominantly as private music teacher, and has also held several locum and temporary school teaching posts. She acquired Unisa Grade 8 Theory of Music and Grade 8 Pianoforte; is thus an accredit Unisa candidate teacher and has several candidates on the Roll of Merit.

Martie has continuously been church organist and accompanied many instrumental candidates and vocalists in examinations and performances, as well as children and adult choirs. Martie has been involved in the planning of Noorderkruin Arts Festival (Music) for 20 years.

Her life motto: Without music, life will B-flat!

Reti Swart

Reti Swart

Piano | Keyboard | Guitar

Reti obtained her BA Ed Mus and a Diploma in Music Individual Education,
Piano (Classical and Contemporary), Keyboard, Guitar and Recorder Writing of an early music development program based on Kobus Neethling’s Whole Brain Model. Currently offering music development classes at Babbelbekkies nursery campus and Magalieskruin Primary School.
Conductor of St Mary’s DSG’s Intersen phase choir, and organist at various churches, Reti is a dedicated music teacher and educator with lots of experience in this field. Among other things, she worked for 4 years at Afrikaans Hoër Meisieskool, where she taught music as a subject for grades 8 to 12, as well as the practical instruments, piano and church organ. She is accredited at Unisa and other examination institutions and has received several awards at Unisa for outstanding teaching in music theory.
Her goals are to cultivate a love of music in learners and to develop their potential optimally.

Franzelle Dorfling

Franzelle Dorfling

Vocals

Having studied Acting at Method Actor’s Training Centre (UP), classically trained Franzelle was named winner in all categories at the Centurion and Pretoria Eisteddfods. In 2006, she was hailed Centurion’s Most Promising Adult Singer.  In 2008, she received 4 silver medals and a further 3 gold medals the following year at South African Talent Championships (SATCH). Franzelle devoted 6 years of vocal coaching experience to Cornwall Hill College, Rustenburg and Lichtenburg, where she wrote, directed, choreographed and coached Lichtenburg High School’s own High School Musical.  During 2010, Franzelle started working at Vibrience Music Notes as vocal and performance coach.  Awarded her Vocal Gr. 8 (Rockschool) with Merit, she started performing professionally and opened for some of SA top singers.

In 2018, Franzelle received 2 gold medals at Talent Africa Nationals and was invited to represent SA in New York. Since then she also received her B-ed degree at Aros and started teaching music at Laerskool Danie Malan.

Price Tier 2 Teachers

More than 5 years of experience & one relevant qualification.

San-Mari Booyse

San-Mari Booyse

Piano | Vocals | Recorder | Vibri-Level & Vibri-Play

San-Mari grew up with music and completed her Unisa piano examinations during her school years. In 2005, she obtained her BA.Mus (NWU) with vocals as the main instrument. After completing the Kindermusik educators training (Kindermusik University), she spent over a decade teaching the program, focusing on early childhood development through music education.

During that time, she also joined the Vibrience Music Notes teacher corps and in 2017, was part of the formation of the new Ovie-Vibz music centre at Overkruin High School, where she is currently teaching.  She has recently added Choir conducting to her resumé and completed The Australian Kodaly certificate for primary education level 1, from the Cuskelly college of Music; with a High distinction in Music pedagogy.

At Ovie-Vibz, San-Mari’s attention is focused mainly on the younger students – building their music foundation and fostering love of music through group and individual lessons. She was co-founder of the Vibri-Level Program, which introduces children aged 6 to 9 to different instruments, and also facilitates the Vibri-Play Program for children between the ages of 4 and 6. San-Mari also teaches piano, vocals and the recorder. Her favourite music quote is: Music is not just what I do – it is who I am!

Marena Labuschagne

Marena Labuschagne

Vocals | Guitar | Theory

Marena started singing at the age of 13. Since then she has had the privilege of being taught by 5 brilliant teachers, each with their own unique style. She has completed her grade 8 vocals (Rockschool) and grade 5 theory (Trinity). She is also a qualified teacher with a BEd degree in intermediate phase (TUKS). Marena started teaching at Vibrience Music Notes in 2010 and joined the Ovie-Vibz family in 2017 where she is currently still living out her combined passion for music and teaching. She uses her built up experience of 13+ years (from various competitions, shows and gigs) to guide and teach her students, all the while supporting and encouraging each student to be the best musician they can be.

Clarize Badenhorst

Clarize Badenhorst

Guitar | GBD | Ukelele | Vocals

Clarize has always had a passion for music, starting at age 12 and quickly moving onto performing and writing songs. She has been happily teaching at Ovie-Vibz for the last 8 years. Over the years she has obtained her Vocals Grade 8 (Rockschool),

Acoustic Guitar Grade 5 (Rockschool) and Music theory Grade 6 (Rockschool).  Along with these certifications she has the knowledge and experience that comes with being a professional musician in the industry.

Clarize has been part of the Ovie Vibz band for the past 6 years and has been band director for 3 of those years.

As performer and songwriter, Clarize has participated in numerous competitions, often walking away with various awards including category winner.

Ruben Radyn

Ruben Radyn

Drums

Ruben is an incredibly talented drummer with over 12 years of drumming experience. Ruben’s passion and dedication have led him to work with renowned artists such as Riaan Beandè, where he serves as a Road Manager. Ruben also serves as the drummer for Ilàn van Staden and Zoè Jacobs. He has a BA degree in sound production, further showcasing his commitment to music.

He is dedicated to inspiring others and helping them unlock their full potential.

When Ruben is not rocking the stage or immersing himself in the music world, he enjoys traveling, seeking out new adventures, and spending quality time with his loved ones.

Price Tier 1 Teachers

Less than 5 years of experience.

Lieandri Ackerman

Lieandri Ackerman

Vocals | Guitar | Vibri

Lieandri developed a passion for entertaining at the age of 8, and loves to perform and entertain casual audiences whenever the opportunity arises. Having since completed her Vocals Gr. 8 (Rockschool) with Merit and currently working toward her B.Ed Intermediate degree (Aros), and has joined the Ovie-Vibz team teaching vocals. Some of Lieandri’s many highlights include joining Nedine Blom as backing vocalist and appearing in her Supercool vir Jesus music video; as well as being awarded both School Junior and Senior Idol, multiple certificates in arts festivals, and National qualification in Talent Africa. She furthermore received School Colours and Honours for Lead Female in the Centurion School Choir; and achieved 3 gold, 9 silver and 3 bronze SATCH medals. In 2016, she was awarded Vibrience Best Senior Vocalist, and has also released 3 YouTube singles.

Abigail van Jaarsveld

Abigail van Jaarsveld

Guitar | Vocals

Abigail showed interest in music from an early age and have had both vocal and guitar(acoustic and electrical) training from the tender age of 9, gaining years of experience on stage performing on a variety of platforms during these years. She has been the overall and category winner in multiple music competitions and Eisteddfods for both vocals and instruments and has also participated in multiple Musicals with the Pretoria Youth Theatre, combining her love for music and drama.

She has 11 years experience of being part of a school choir. She is self-taught in a variety of instruments incl. drums, ukulele and bass guitar.

During the last year she has completed her Vocals Gr8 (Rockschool), Music Theory Gr5 (Unisa) and Electric Guitar Gr4 (Rockschool) qualifications. She will continue with her Gr6 music theory and Vocal Licentiate in the coming year. She joined the teaching team at Ovie-Vibz in 2022 as an entry level teacher starting off her dream to become a qualified senior level teacher.

Her favourite music quote is ‘Practise from the head, play from the heart!’

Mareina Reesink

Mareina Reesink

Violin | Viola

Mareina started playing violin at the age of 8 and took up the viola at 15. She joined the youth orchestra, Simfonia Juventi, and played for 3 years. From there on Mareina knew she wanted to be part of music. She is a young dynamic musician, and plays music to enriches other people and glorifies het Creator.

She has lately discovered the Kodály based method and did the Colourstrings Kindergarten introductory course, Colourstrings Kindergarten phase 1 course, and the South African Kodály course 2023. Mareina teaches Violin, viola, music theory and Vibri.

Her love for children and music drew her to teach, and she is happy to be part of the Ovie-Vibz family.

Enrique Breeze

Enrique Breeze

Piano | Keyboard

Enrique plays piano since he was 7. He first started playing piano on ear and on the age of 11 started with music theory. In 2015 he did his Grade 1 and 2 music theory at Unisa and Grade 3 music theory and practical passed with distinction in 2017. He then started taking guitar lessons and in 2023 started with violin lessons.

Enrique has already played the piano at a wedding and played piano as entertainment at the Zutari Awards Night.

He studied Sound Engineering and Media Music Composition at Emendy Multimedia Institute. The course also included Music Ear Training and Modern Music Theory.

He started giving piano lessons in 2021 and in 2023 joined High School Overkruin’s Ovie-Vibz as a piano teacher.

In Enrique’s free time he composes orchestral music and many other genres. He also practices his instruments and improvises to try new things.

NEW Teachers in Tier 1

Antru le Roux

Antru le Roux

Vocals | Piano

Growing up in a very musical family, Antru received classical piano training from a very young age and studied under the likes of Prof. Ella Fourie, Hannelie van Sitterdt and Louis van Loggerenberg.

Her passion for singing soon saw her joining the Jacaranda Children’s Choir, winning numerous national and international awards. This afforded her the privilege to share the stage with various artists such as Christa Steyn, Mimi Coertse and Eleganza. This year she joined a female ensemble-choir under the direction of Riekie van Aswegen, performing with the award-winning male ensemble group, Singfonix.

Her years of experience have equipped her with the knowledge that each student’s need must be met individually. This will ensure that their full musical potential is nurtured.

“I absolutely love to teach and feel that music is best enjoyed and appreciated when you know how to make it, whatever your instrument of choice”

Vincent Rynders

Vincent Rynders

Guitar | Ukelele

Vincent Rynders is not your everyday cliche musician. His approach towards music is somewhat of an ‘Out of the Box’ approach. He focuses on what a song needs musically instead of flushing the song by over complicating it. His focus is on composition and can create stellar, memorable hooks by keeping things leashed.

Vincent has been in the local music scene for about 10 years now and has had the opportunity to play big festivals and shows. He is currently a guitarist for Levina, Erasmus and the The South African Blues Society but can also teach other string instruments.

Abigail Vermeulen

Abigail Vermeulen

Violin | Viola

Abigail started playing violin at three years of age and started to play piano at a later stage as well. She especially enjoys being part of an orchestra and performed with the PHSG (Pretoria High School for Girls) orchestra for three years. She has completed violin grade 8 through ABRSM and is working on her grade 6 music theory (ABRSM). She started teaching students in 2021.

Abigail has always had a passion for teaching from a young age and she enjoys looking for new ways to help students enjoy learning how to play the violin. She especially loves the Kodály method and has done the Colourstrings Introductory Kindergarten course as well at the Colourstrings Phase 1 course.

Her goal is to help others learn how to be musically literate and to enjoy making music from as young as possible. Everybody deserves to understand and enjoy music!

 Price tiers are determined by teacher experience and is not relevant to the student’s progress.