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.