MIA Project
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Hoërskool Drie Riviere Conservatoire has been teaching music to learners from the Vaal Triangle since 1962. We believe in the holistic development and values that the study of music instills in learners. It is our goal to develop each and every talent to its full potential. Sadly we increasingly find that, due to the decreasing economic welfare of the community, talented learners with dreams of studying music have to terminate their classes.

The staff of the Conservatoire wants to try and prevent this from happening and therefore we turn to the community for help.

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Friends of Conservatoire
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The Conservatoire realized the importance to restore or replace worn instruments. This is unfortunately a very expensive task and we had to reach out to Friends of the Conservatoire to help us. This is a dedicated and music-loving group of people who help us to fund instruments and music projects.

The donations from the Friends of the Community are the financial backbone of the Conservatoire and the only way that we can continue to teach music to the children on the Vaal Triangle.

There are 2 ways in which an individual or institution can contribute to ensure the future of the Conservatoire:

Donate an amount to a specific need of the Conservatoire, for example purchasing an instrument / building an extra classroom / purchasing stage lights etc. Banking Details: Hoërskool Drie Riviere, ABSA Account nr 286 039 0127, Branch nr 334-537. Ref: ORK_surname(for example: ORK_spies or ORK_anon). If you wish to purchase something specific for the Conservatoire, please contact us to discuss our needs.

Sign a deposit slip to donate an amount on a monthly basis starting from R85 per month.
Fezile Dabi
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The municipality of Fezile Dabi (Sasolburg) approached the Conservatoire to tutor three young tenors from disadvantage communities in 2007. Dalien Ahlers of the Conservatoire put a lot of energy into the vocal training of these young singers. They also receive master classes from the renowned tenor, Coert Grobbelaar, on a regular basis. We are very proud of our three tenors who have already completed three grades from Trinity Guildhall. Their results range from 72 % to 87 % for the grade six level which they completed in 2008.

They are regularly invited to perform at functions and concerts and decided to call themselves the Rainbow Tenors. In September 2008 they were invited to sing in the Royal Room at Sun City, which they did with great success. Fezile Dabi are very pleased with their progress and has decided to continue with the project next year. They also send two sopranos in 2008 for tutoring, who is also progressing well.


The team behind the Rainbow Tenors. From left to right:
Leonie Human, Paul Dalasile, Mnr. Johan Janse van Rensburg (former Principal of Hoërskool Drie Riviere),
Coert Grobbelaar (Master teacher), Fezile Magazi, Dalien Ahlers, Mhpo Phasha


Mpho Phasha

Fezile Magazi

Paul Dalasile


The Rainbow Tenors in concert.
From left to right is Paul Dalasile, Fezile Magazi, Mhpo Phasha

If you would like to book the Rainbow Tenors for a performance, contact us

Recorder Ensembles
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Staff from the Conservatoire teach recorder lessons at five primary schools at a nominal fee of R50 per term. This is to introduce learners to music and the art of playing an instrument. Being part of a recorder group teaches these young children to read music and the joy of making music together. Talented learners are then introduced to other instruments and they start taking formal lessons at the Conservatoire.

Recorder classes at:

Laerskool Drie Riviere – Prudence Keulder & René Niemand

Milton Primary – Cara Kleynhans

Laerskool Unitaspark – Alida Greyvenstein

Laerskool Risiville – Dalien Ahlers