Nomapostile Nyiki

Nomapostile Nyiki is a singer, dancer and multi-instrumentalist with a passion for reviving and promoting indigenous African music and culture. She feels strongly that music is a powerful tool for uplifting communities, building intercultural bridges, and fostering a sense of self-worth among young South Africans especially. As such she has a particular interest in education, and facilitates workshops in and around Cape Town, with a focus on training school choirs to a high standard in terms of the authentic representation of traditional performance practices.

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Lebohang Banda

Lebohang Banda is a jazz vocalist who is currently in her final year of a BMus at UCT. She studies under the tutelage of Nomfundo Xaluva, who is her biggest inspiration. Although she started her music education as a flautist, Lebo has always loved singing. Her first encounter with jazz music was Judith Sephuma, who still inspires her.  She also admires Tutu Puoane for her creativity and Nina Simone for her bravery. As Ifidyoli’s junior theory and aural teacher, she has a special gift for creating a warm, kind and gentle environment for our youngest learners to flourish!

Kelleigh Kelderman

Kelleigh Kelderman is a jazz vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, having grown up in a musical family and started her musical education at the tender age of 6.  Although she enjoys playing many different instruments, her passion is singing and she is currently completing her Postgraduate Diploma at UCT under Amanda Tiffin. 

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Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans started learning the viola at age 16 and went on to study music at Stellenbosch University, graduating in 2003. After living in London and then the Eastern Cape for a few years she returned to Cape Town in 2011, where she performs and teaches locally. She is a founding member of the Night Light Collective (formerly the Shh..Art! Ensemble) and enjoys collaborating with performers from a wide variety of backgrounds and musical genres.

Siyathemba Nteta


Siyathemba Nteta teaches violin classes and coaches the Ifidyoli String Ensemble. He also does violin and bow repairs for the project. He started playing violin in 1999 when he and his sister, Noluvuyo, were founder members of the Ifidyoli project, under the tutelage of Kathleen Garrity at Beau Soleil Music Centre in Kenilworth, Cape Town. He was also given the opportunity to attend the inspiring Franschoek Chamber Music Workshops. 

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Dorothy Holder

Dorothy Holder was born and bred in Cape Town.  Coming from a family of educators, Dorothy’s ambition had always been to teach and her studies at the University of Cape Town were in music education.  She also gained some qualifications in Orff Education.

Dorothy spent the first part of her working life teaching in the Eastern Cape, 17 years of which were at the D.R. Wynne Music School at St. Andrew’s College and the Diocesan School for Girls in Grahamstown. 

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