The Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre offers specialised one-on-one music tuition in all symphonic instruments as well as piano, singing, harp and guitar. Theory tuition for all grade levels and ages and Basic Music Education classes are available in group class settings. Participation in an orchestra, relative to the learner’s abilities, is an integral part of their music education and training and it is therefore a compulsory aspect of being a student at the Music Centre. Other smaller ensembles are facilitated by all the teachers.


Violin / Viola

Lee-Ann Cloete / Maretha vd. Walt / Zelda Wepner


Lynne Donson

Double Bass

Mariechen Meyer



Alistair McDonald

Trombone & Euphonium

Carin Brand


Carin Brand

French Horn

Lindsay Mulgrew


Clarinet & Saxophone

Liam Burden / Charlene Saayman


Jeanie Kelly

Oboe & Bassoon

Charl Clayton

Other Instruments


Suzette Brits


Lynne Donson


Carike Byker


Uliano Marchio & Nina Fourie Gouws


Marisa Marchio & Marcelle Steinmentz

Instrument rental

If you wish to not purchase an instrument right away, we have instruments available for rental. This way, the student can try out the instrument for a few lessons before making a final decision to buy one. Contact the school to check availability etc.

Basic Music Education

Basic Music Education classes are offered, in a group class setting, to young learners who are not yet ready to start on an instrument and those whose musical aural awareness is underdeveloped. These classes develop the aural awareness (pitch recognition and basic rhythmic skills) of the learners while introducing all the instruments offered at the Music Centre. This short-term class prepares the learner for an audition into the instrumental programme of the Music Centre.

Music Theory

Music Theory is offered at the Music Centre for all grade levels for the Unisa and Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) examinations. These lessons take place once a week in a group class. Sizes of the classes will depend on the demand at the time


Once a learner is deemed ready he/she will be required to join one of the many orchestras at the Music Centre. Students from other teachers and schools outside of the Music Centre may also participate in these orchestras.

Orchestras include:


Beginner Wind Band                                                   Conductor:  Charl Clayton

Junior Wind Band                                                        Conductor:  Jeanie Kelly

Senior Wind Band                                                        Conductor:  Charlene Saayman



Beginner String Orchestra                                       Conductor:  Lynn Donson

Junior String Orchestra                                            Conductor:  Lee-Ann Cloete

Young Strings                                                                 Conductor:  Maretha van der Walt

Intermediate Strings Orchestra                           Conductor:  Zelda Wepner

Senior String Orchestra                                           Conductor:  Liam Burden



Junior Symphony Orchestra                                 Conductor:  Charl Clayton

Hugo Lambrechts Symphony Orchestra        Conductor:  Liam Burden

Orchestras include:


Beginner Wind Band – Conductor:

Charl Clayton

Junior Wind Band – Conductor:

Jeanie Kelly

Senior Wind Band – Conductor:

Charlene Saayman



Beginner String Orchestra – Conductor:

Lynn Donson

Junior String Orchestra – Conductor:

Lee-Ann Cloete

Young Strings – Conductor:

Maretha van der Walt

Intermediate Strings Orchestra – Conductor:

Zelda Wepner

Senior String Orchestra – Conductor:

Liam Burden



Junior Symphony Orchestra – Conductor:

Charl Clayton

Hugo Lambrechts Symphony Orchestra – Conductor:

Liam Burden