Lauren McDonald

Lauren McDonald was born in Cape Town and started violin lessons from a young age, participating in many competitions, eisteddfods, ABRSM and Trinity exams. She became a member of the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra during her high school years, stirring her passion for playing orchestral music. Through the orchestra, she received mentorship from members of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and had opportunities to perform around South Africa.

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Dorothy Holder

Dorothy Holder was born and bred in Cape Town.  Her ambition had always been to teach and her studies at the University of Cape Town were in music education.

Dorothy has spent most 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.  There she taught numerous aspects of music to many different age groups.  She has taught everything from Grade R class music to Matric subject work, as well as various instruments, and has trained choirs and ensembles.

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