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CAITLIN MACKAY

Our instructors love what they do and convey their passion for performing arts when they teach their students.

Caitlin Mackay is a qualified and registered RAD ballet teacher and AIDT modern dance teacher. She is also qualified to teach ballet through the TDA and a qualified Pilates instructor through Stellenbosch University.

 

Caitlin started ballet training at the age of 4 and modern dance training at the age of 5. She began her ballet training with Ilze Louw and joined Dianne Cheesman’s Cape Junior Ballet Company in 2009. She completed her Royal Academy of Dance Advanced 2 examination with Distinction in 2013 with Kim Day at Reddam House Dance Academy. Additionally, she has received training from Dianne Cheesman through the Cape Junior Ballet, touring with CJB to Grahamstown and Portugal.

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CHARLENE FAURIE

Our instructors love what they do and convey their passion for performing arts when they teach their students.

Charlene started with piano lessons at the age of 5. Piano was one of her school subjects and she completed UNISA and Royal Schools Gr 8 Piano and Music Theory exams.

 

Through her continuous involvement in music, it eventually filtered down to her two daughters who were part of the Stellenberg Girls Choir. She’s also part of her local church band through keys and vocals, where they also receive excellent musical impartation from the Pelser family.

 

She joined M&M in 2013 and never looked back. Her classical piano background is helpful in training musicians to read music properly and to understand the theoretical aspects.

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CORINNE DE BEER

Our instructors love what they do and convey their passion for performing arts when they teach their students.

Corinne has extensive teaching experience of over 12 years. Her Hip Hop dance crews have received first place in the South African Championships for 4 consecutive years and have placed top 10 in the world. She has her South African Protea Colours for coaching and enjoys teaching children and adults for recreational purposes and for competitions. Her passion for teaching continues and loves to use her skill to uplift the children of the generation. 

 

Some of Corinne’s accolades include choreographing for “So You Think You Can Dance” South Africa, international commercials such as “Walgreens” USA and “Old Navy”, South African Idols, many SA music artists including one the country’s biggest, “Die Antwoord” reaching over 255 million views on YouTube for the video she choreographed. She has also choreographed for some of the worlds largest corporate companies, was a featured dancer in the Universal Movie “Honey 3: Dare to Dance” and also made into a selective group in Matt Steffanina’s Youtube “Don’t Let Me Down” masterclass video at Millennium Studios in LA reaching over 32 million views.

 

She has also judged for some of the biggest competitions such as “Hip Hop International”, USA’s “Starpower” , the “Cape Town Eisteddfod” and the  “SA Hip Hop Cup”. 

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DAN SHOUT

Our instructors love what they do and convey their passion for performing arts when they teach their students.

Dan Shout is a respected, sought-after saxophonist based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has performed in over 30 countries across five continents with the likes Johnny Clegg, Winston Mankunku, Maria Schneider and Gordon Vernick (USA), Paul Booth, Dave O’ Higgins, Steve Waterman, AJ Brown and Dan Whieldon (UK), Frode Nymo (NO), Per Thornberg and Nils Landgren (SWE) to name a few.


Shout’s original compositions reflect his life-trajectory through Southern Africa – his family’s emigration from Zimbabwe, his formative years in the Namib Desert and his spiritual homecoming to the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town where he now resides. The music is infused with the sounds and souls of the music and musicians Dan has been exposed to and with whom he has performed.


Some of his career highlights include performing at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival (Ireland), North Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague (Netherlands), the Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), the Soccer World Cup (Germany), Rugby World Cup (France), Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Concert at Ellis Park (Johannesburg), for the Prince & Princess at the Monaco Opera House (Monaco), Victoria Jazz Club in Oslo (Norway), Wigan International Jazz Festival (England), the Edinburgh International Jazz & Blues Festival (Scotland), on Bastille Day in Bastille, Paris (France) and for President Zuma’s Inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria (South Africa).

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DUANE LAWRENCE

Our instructors love what they do and convey their passion for performing arts when they teach their students.

Duane Lawrence AKA “BBoyDMusic” has travelled the world using Hip Hop dance and music as a tool to bring positivity to the industry and uses the platform of teaching to continue the progression of dance. His crew Ubuntu BBoys have won world breakdance championships and really represent what the spirit of Ubuntu means, “I am me because of you”. The spirit of togetherness. 

 

Duane has been teaching internationally and nationally for over 10 years. He also has had the privilege of writing the breakdance and hip hop syllabus for one of South Africa’s top dance associations. He has traveled and taught break dance workshops in countries such as Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, USA and more. He has performed with various international music artists and has had featured roles in Movies that have streamed on Netflix, DSTV and other global platforms. 

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ETHAN SALO

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Ethan was originally a student at M&M Music and Performing Arts Academy in 2010. Following his MMMA studies, her further studied music, majoring in drums at the Campus of Performing Arts where he also completed his diploma in contemporary music performance. He also obtained a BA Honours in Jazz Performance through the University of Cape Town.

 

Ethan is actively involved in music at his local church and was part of a contemporary band called Grace Town which experienced commercial success.

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HELEN SAUERMAN

Our instructors love what they do and convey their passion for performing arts when they teach their students.

For as long as she can remember, Helen has loved to sing. During her high school years, she was a member of the world renowned Stellenberg Girls Choir and took part in local as well as international competitions.

 

In 2012 they toured to the World Choir Olympics in Cincinnati where they were crowned the overall champions in 3 categories, including Best Youth Choir worldwide. Other competitions include World Choir Games of 2014 and ATKV choir division of 2013, 2015 and 2016. Preceding these years, Helen’s greatest growth came from observing André van der Merwe, with his exceptional manner of engagement with choral groups and the arrangement of music for choirs.

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JERICHO HENDRICKS

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At the tender age of 21, Jericho was fluent in bass guitar, acoustic/electric guitar, piano, drums and sound engineering. He obtained a Grade 8 in music from Trinity College. Furthermore, he studied sound engineering through Boston City Campus and Business College.

 

He has been a performing musician for over 5 years, performing alongside some of South Africa’s biggest artists such as Matthew Mole, Prime Circle, Good Luck and Jeremy Loops. Additionally, he has done various studio projects for artists as well.

 

Jericho’s experience in gigging and playing alongside and for various artists has helped him build his people skills and communicate effectively when helping others understand music. With his immense passion for music, he thrives on helping others find their musical passion as well.

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JON LOMBANA

Our instructors love what they do and convey their passion for performing arts when they teach their students.

Jon started to play drums at the age of 9 inspired by the drummers of his home church in Venezuela. From a young age he took drum lessons and also studied Latin percussion, which equipped him to play instruments such as the congas, bongos and timbales. After high school, Jon travelled to the UK to study at the Nexus Music College, where he completed a 2-year program on contemporary music performance and also developed teaching skills.

 

In the UK Jon obtained his RSL Grade 8 Certificate with distinction and, apart from England, he also had live playing experience in countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and France, as well as studio experience.

 

In South Africa Jon completed a RSL Diploma in Music Teaching. He has over a decade of teaching experience, helping hundreds of students achieve their goals and even leading him to develop his own beginner drumming book, which includes 10 instrumental tracks of his own composition. 

 

Jon has been invited to numerous drumming events as a guest clinician and has had multiple studio and live band experience playing for independent artists, as well as his local church, where he also assists as music director.

 

Jon can also play guitar, bass and signs, making him a well-equipped multi-instrumentalist who understands music as a whole. His influence has not only reached the South African musician community but he has also had a major impact internationally through his YouTube channel that, to this date, has over 40.000 subscribers and over 5 million views.

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LEE SMITH

Our instructors love what they do and convey their passion for performing arts when they teach their students.

Lee is a passionate educator of all ages in violin and viola. Her attention to detail, as well as her patience, makes her a sought-after teacher. Lee has been teaching violin since 2011 with excellent results. She obtained her BMus in education in 2013 and has performed in numerous concerts, from orchestras to Rock and Pop and even including church bands and more. Lee has spent numerous hours researching various teaching and playing techniques, which have become an integral part of her teaching style. Lee can guide you from beginner to advanced player in one of the most beautiful instruments created – The Violin. So book your free lesson with Lee to begin your journey.

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MICHELLE QUEEN

Our instructors love what they do and convey their passion for performing arts when they teach their students.

I’m Michelle, a creative director, entrepreneur & teacher passionate about inspiring, motivating & nurturing talent to reach their full creative potential.

 

I was born & raised in the UK, where I obtained my BA (Hons) degree in Dance Performance. Whilst studying, I trained with an award winning Hip Hop company, co-directed my own dance company & worked many side jobs to support myself through training.

 

After working as a professional dancer I transitioned into choreography, creative direction & teaching at the leading Performing Arts Colleges in the UK. Some of my work highlights include UK Olympic Opening Ceremony, Florence & The Machine, Shakira, The Brit Awards, X Factor UK & Milan, Ed Sheeran & Rihanna.

 

I help young professionals dream big by exposing them to all aspects of the entertainment industry. My aim is to produce versatile, multi-skilled & highly employable talent. Resulting in financially sustainable careers & most importantly a fulfilling life they will love.

 

I’m a great believer in creating a supportive and encouraging learning environment, so dancers can explore their artistry with no fear nor judgement. Conquering their day with confidence & courage.

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MONIQUE ORANGE

Our instructors love what they do and convey their passion for performing arts when they teach their students.

Monique started singing at the age of 5 and had her first performance by the age of 6. She always knew that she wanted to do performing arts. From singing in the Tygerberg Childrens Choir and doing Eisteddfods in her school years, her passion for performance and perfecting her skill grew even more.

 

She completed her LTCL musical theatre performers and drama performers at the Waterfront theatre college. Monique has also obtained her Grade 8 in Vocals through Rock School.

 

While studying she started falling in love with teaching and helping people with their skill and working with children she adored.

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MORGAN MARSHALL

Our instructors love what they do and convey their passion for performing arts when they teach their students.

Morgan spent 3 years teaching the part-time and full-time students at Waterfront Theatre School. She then completed her ISTD teaching qualification in Modern, Tap and Ballet. Upon her graduation she was awarded most promising teacher.

 

She then furthered her education in Musical Theatre by studying 2 years at the Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy (LAMTA)located in Camps Bay, run by the masters Duane Alexander and Anton Luitingh, graduating with a distinction. She has also had the honour of performing in showcases such as “Dancers Love Dogs” run by Brigitte-Reeve Taylor, as well as performing four different shows at Theatre on the Bay.

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STEFAN LOUW

Our instructors love what they do and convey their passion for performing arts when they teach their students.

Stefan started playing guitar at the age of 14 in his church worship band. Since then, he has gone on to play in various cover bands, played festivals, done session work for a few artists, as well as recorded a few EP’s with the bands he has been involved with. He taught himself to play the guitar and studied under Egard Volchenk, a renowned South African jazz guitarist.

 

Stefan’s preferred genres include Pop, Rock, Metal, Blues, Jazz, and Classical. He obtained his Grade 8 in Rock School and has more than 10 years of experience helping guitarists reach their personal goals on their guitars.

 

He has been an instructor at M&M since 2009, breaking down lessons into bite-sized chunks, covering theory, and the practical application of playing guitar.

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