INFORMAL, PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS IN CENTURION & PRETORIA >>

   Now also: Ukulele & Singing lessons!  

About the School:

I am focused on teaching music in a relaxed, informal setting. You will not only learn how to play the guitar, but understand music in general, and how to apply it to your playing. Lessons are private, as itís easier to learn while receiving undivided attention. No prior experience is needed, as we will cover everything from the start: how the guitar works, how your strings work, notes, chords, scales, finger exercising, rhythm, time signatures, basics in how to read music, tablature, how to tune the guitar, how to look after your guitar, and even what to look out for when purchasing a guitar. You can take lessons on your acoustic, classical, or electric guitar.

If you do have prior experience, we will continue from wherever you are with your playing. Both beginners and intermediate players will get the opportunity to choose their personal favourite songs, and learn how to play them, as itís easier to learn while having fun.

All our teachers are fluent in Afrikaans and English and lessons can be presented according to your language preference.

As the goal is to keep the lessons as informal and relaxed as possible, I donít do exams or grading.

We also offer drums, bass guitar, ukulele & singing lessons.

All ages are welcome! 
 

Contact us now to book your lesson >>

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About the teachers:

 

Rudolph Botha - GUITAR & UKULELE
(Pierre van Ryneveld, Centurion)

Stiaan du Preez - GUITAR
(Zwartkop, Centurion)


Rudolph


Stiaan

I started playing guitar at the age of 9, and have been playing ever since. During my high school years, I started playing in bands and doing live shows. Iíve appeared on stage with artists / bands such as Kurt Darren, Gerhard Steyn, Ghapi, Joe F, Elvis se Seun, Albert de Wet, Karlien van Jaarsveld, Black Era, Wolraad Woltemade, as well as various worship bands in church. Iíve been teaching music since 2008, and I have seen a lot of young guitarists grow in their musicianship!

I offer guitar and ukulele lessons.

Stiaan has been playing guitar since the age of 15, and joined Rudolph Botha Guitar School early 2013. He's part of a rock band called Wicked Stixx, and also performs on his own. Furthermore, Stiaan has also been in various worship bands, and runs his own home studio, where he hosts his guitar lessons as well. Stiaan is a highly skilled beginner and intermediate guitar teacher, and has taught many children and adults.



 

Rudi Kleingeld - GUITAR
(Waterkloof, Pretoria East)

Clint Falconer - BASS GUITAR
(East Rand, Johannesburg, Pretoria East & Central)

Rudi

Clint

Rudi has always been passionate about music and started to play the guitar at the age of 15. He studied music production at Emendy Music College and graduated in 2012.
He has been playing in bands since 2008, made a full length album in 2011 and recorded numerous individual tracks. Rudi also works as a freelance guitar player, and has shared the stage with artists such as Joe F, Nicholis Louw, JackValve, and many more.

 Clint is a South African born bassist/composer with a solid foundation in music stemming from his years studying under some of SAís greatest musicians, supporting top worldwide Acts in Europe and South Africa. 

He has been studying music from 2003, with Carlo Mombeli, the National School of the Arts, and Tshwane University of Technology. 

Clint has performed with The Black Cat Bones, Albert Frost, Elvis Blue, Vusi Mahlasela and Jack Parrow, Savage Lucy, Juggernaught, as well as Dan Patlansky, where he formed part of the band performing as a support act for artists like Bruce Springsteen, Joe Satriani, King King & Uriah Heep, which, among others, included European tours. 

Although Clint is based in Kempton Park, he travel to your house for lessons in BASS GUITAR, through the East Rand, Johannesburg, Pretoria East & Central. 

Please note that additional travelling costs may apply.



Pierre de la Portť - DRUMS
(Clubview, Centurion)

Nicola McLeod - SINGING & GUITAR
(The Reeds, Centurion)


Pierre

Nicola

Pierre has been playing drums since the age of 7 in 2005. He started playing at churches when he was 13 years old, and joined a band called Held On Till May in 2015. He did his Grade 4 Practical examination for drumming in 2012 and Grade 8 in 2015. He also studied Jazz for one year at TUT's Arts Campus after finishing school. 

Pierre works from his studio, in Clubview, Centurion.



 

Nicolaís musical and singing background is rich and varied. 

She started singing at the age of 5, and since has gained valuable experience as a recording artist, lead singer in various bands and solo artist, writing and performing her own music. 

She has received years of vocal training that she carried throughout her career, opening the doors to different genres like pop/rock/R&B/blues/country etc. 

Nicola was a soloist in her choir for years and sang the lead in the musicals in primary and high school, while recording her own music, entertaining at Monte Casino and doing singing competitions where she became fourth between 15 schools!

She has performed at local favourites like Railways, Kleinkaap, Rumours, Firkin and Aandklas. 

Anyone can sing with a little bit of guidance and enough practice! Nicolaís goal is to create a safe and creative space to find your true voice and sing your full potential!

Lessons are held at Nicolaís studio, however, at a small additional fee, Nicola can teach you in the comfort of your own home.



Reino Coetsee - DRUMS
(at your home)
Hugo Kruger - Guitar
(Pierre van Ryneveld)


Reino


Hugo

Reino started playing drums at the age of 10, and has been playing in bands since he was 12 years old.
 

Growing up in Bloemfontein, he learned music at Creare Music School, en became part of the music industry right after finishing school, after which he moved to Pretoria.
 

He has shared the stage with names like Brendan Peyper, Franja du Plessis, Arno Jordaan, Dozi, and many more.

By doing that, he has performed at most music festivals in South Africa, including many big productions, like Jonk in Afrikaans.
 

Reino is known for his work ethic, dedication, love for music, and the fact that he easily gets along with anyone. Heís also great at working with kids. 

Although Reinoís home language is Afrikaans, heís fully bilingual, and can teach in both Afrikaans and English.
 

Since most learners are more comfortable playing on their own drumkits, Reino drives to your house to give the lessons in the comfort of your own home, for a very affordable extra fee for traveling costs.

Being in love with music his whole life, Hugo Kruger started playing guitar at the age of 13. He joined his local church as a vocalist at the age of 14 and started his guitar journey shortly after. He has many responsibilities like sound engineering, lead and backup vocals, lead electric & acoustic guitar etc. He played lead guitar for his high school's worship band and a few local garage bands in his spare time. Intrigued by the guitar he started learning more about how it works and why.

Hugo started teaching guitar in 2015 and has helped many students in their journey to grow in the craft. He works from his home in Pierre van Ryneveld.

 

 

Contact us now to book your lesson:
Rudolph Botha - 072 611 5690 /
botha.rudolph1@gmail.com


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