What We Teach

The Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre offers specialised one-on-one practical music tuition in all symphonic instruments as well as piano, voice, harp and guitar. Music theory tuition and Basic Music Education classes are available in group class settings. Participation in an orchestra and ensembles, relative to the learner’s ability, is an integral component of the music education and training programme.

Strings, Harp & Guitar

Violin / Viola

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


Lynne Donson

Double Bass

Mariechen Meyer


Jane Theron


Uliano Marchio & Megan van der Merwe



Ronaldo Wales

Trombone & Euphonium

Carin Brand


Carin Brand

French Horn

Lindsay Mulgrew

Woodwinds & Voice

Clarinet & Saxophone

Liam Burden / Charlene Saayman


Jeanie Kelly

Oboe & Bassoon

Andrea vd Speck / Caron Tremble


Marisa Marchio / Marcelle Steinmetz

Other Instruments


Suzette Brits


Carike Byker & Vanessa Phillips

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

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.


Participating in orchestras and ensembles is an integral component of our music education programme. Students from teachers and schools outside of the Music Centre are welcome to join our orchestras.

Orchestras include:


Beginner Wind Band                                                   Conductor:  Liam Burden

Junior Wind Band                                                        Conductor:  Jeanie Kelly

Senior Wind Band                                                        Conductor:  Charlene Saayman



Beginner String Orchestra                                       Conductor:  Lynne Donson

Young Strings                                                                 Conductor:  Maretha van der Walt

Junior String Orchestra                                            Conductor:  Lee-Ann Cloete

Intermediate Strings Orchestra                           Conductor:  Zelda Wepner




Junior Symphony Orchestra                                 Conductor:  Liam Burden

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

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