Piano Department

Although Beau Soleil is a centre for teaching of orchestral instruments, a small piano department has been built up in the hope of bringing more students into the centre and to expand on the teaching of “other instruments”.

The piano student receives a half-hour piano lesson from a highly trained piano teacher and is required to play internal tests and prepare for the Wednesday concerts (when required). Piano students are encouraged to work towards taking the instrument as part of the subject curriculum for their respective Matric exam.

Three piano teachers are teaching in this department and they are Bronwen Leith, Grethe Nöthling and Kevin Topkin (part-time). This is a popular instrument and a waiting list is already being built on.

Reece Theunis

Reece Theunis (piano) (teacher: Sandra Kettle-Loubser)
Reece Theunis recently passed his digital online ABRSM grade three piano assessment with distinction.
He played three of the ABRSM set pieces and one of his own choice. The exam was completed in one sitting (with no breaks) and uploaded to ABRSM for examination.

Congratulations Reece!

Bronwen Leith