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.  In 2008 he joined the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.  Siyathemba was then selected as a potential teacher and was able to study the European Suzuki Violin Teaching Method.  He started teaching in The CPYO’s Masidlale Project in 2011. He then studied violin-making under Juan Sandoval in Table View.  He also went to study bow-making with Charl du Toit in Nieu Bethesda.