About Ronella

About Ronella

About Ronella van Rensburg

Ronella van Rensburg majored in piano performance when she achieved a BMus Hons degree in 1996. She consequently achieved MMus (cum laude) from the University of the Free State in 2006. Her research subject was: The relationship between emotional intelligence and music performance anxiety.

Two articles were subsequently published in the MUSICUS, in July 2007. The titles of the articles are: Critical Perspectives on Emotional Intelligence and Music Performance Anxiety and The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Music Performance Anxiety: an Empirical Study. She also received the Fanie Beetge award for the best academic achievement at the Faculty of Music (UFS) for both 2005 and 2006.

In 2012 she completed a Licentiate at London College of Music (LLCM) in Digital/Electronic Keyboard. She also holds a Performer’s Licentiate (Piano) from UNISA (1997). She received the UNISA Merit Certificate for outstanding achievement in theory education in 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2015.

In 2007 she founded and was Head of the Sentraal Music Academy, a private music institution based at Sentraal High School, in Bloemfontein. She was nominated by Sentraal High School for the National Teacher Awards in 2010, and was a regional winner.

In 2011, she was appointed as the cultural head at Paul Roos Gymnasium and a part-time lecturer at the Music Department of the University of the Free State. In 2012 she was also appointed subject head: music at Paul Roos Gymnasium. 

She now maintains an active private music studio, ScoreS2Duo, in Stellenbosch, specialising in piano, flute, keyboard and music theory lessons. 

Qualifications / Kwalifikasis

2012 LLCM (Licenciate in Digital Keyboard Performance – London College of Music)

2006 MMus (Cum Laude) University of the Free State

1997 UPLM (Licenciate in Piano Performance – UNISA)

1996 BMus Hons – UFS

1992 BMus – UFS (Majoring in Piano, Flute and Psychology)



2012 - 2017

UNISA Examiner


Streekswenner: SAOU Nasionale Onderwysers Toekenning (Vrystaat)

2003, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2015

UNISA Meriete Toekenning vir uitstaande prestasie in teorie onderrig.

2005 en 2006

Fanie Beetge prys vir beste akademiese prestasie nagraads aan die UV departement Geesteswetenskappe


NRF Meriete toekenning