Staff & Board
He served on the MusicWorks board for several years before being appointed to the position of Executive Director in April 2020 which has provided him with an in-depth knowledge of the organisation, its people, programmes and possibilities. Raymond’s particular fondness for order in his personal and workspace will keep the rest of the MusicWorks family in check and harbouring a secret ambition to become a master of all things brewed, his barrister skills will certainly come in very handy during MusicWorks’ legendary marathon planning sessions!
With a career spanning both the performing arts and work with children and young people from marginalised communities, Alexanne has been a passionate member of the MusicWorks team for the past 11 years.
Her meticulous (and colour-coded) organisational skills and her innate compassion make her indispensible to the organisation – as she drives from the heart, steadily and assuredly, with the conviction of the immeasurable impact that can be made in even one person’s life.
Music Therapist and Co-Founder
Sunelle co-founded MusicWorks in 2003 with Kerryn Torrance. Armed with Masters Degrees in Music Therapy and a good dose of courage, they were determined to pioneer the relatively unchartered territory of music therapy in South Africa, particularly in marginalised communities.
The following 17 years has cemented Sunelle’s commitment and resilience within the sector, as she witnessed the impact of music on the communities in her service. Her personal investment in children and the youth, and her unfaltering support of the MusicWorks team, have
established Sunelle as a natural, sincere advocate of the power of music.
Caley joined MusicWorks at the beginning of 2018 on completing her Music Therapy degree at the University of Pretoria. No stranger to MusicWorks, Caley volunteered with the organisation whilst completely her degree. An accomplished violinist, Caley brings a deep commitment to the communities in which we work and to making a meaningful impact in the lives of our beneficiaries.
BONGILE MARK WILLIAMS
Music for Life programme coordinator and Community Development Worker
Mark is the Pied Piper of MusicWorks – a force of nature to whom children are drawn. He is grounded, resourceful and broad-minded; offering a bigger picture of the communities we serve.
Mark’s contribution of context and community is critical for meaningful musical interventions – he identifies cultural mindsets that support hopelessness and negativity, and embraces and drives the required change.
Principal Community Musician
Zwai is a Gugulethu-born father of three, a marimba player and percussionist, trained in African Music. He has performed both locally and abroad – in Sweden and South America.
Zwai is committed to passing on his skill to a younger generation, and has earned him role model status within the MusicWorks community; an ‘elder’ in the true sense of the word. His fatherly kindness towards children who come from contexts in which men’s actions are often associated with disrespect and danger, speaks volumes about an alternative, caring way of being.
Proud mother of 4, Andalucia offers administrative support and much more, to the office staff and field workers at MusicWorks. She’s flexible and supportive in a quiet, gentle way; with a deep caring for the children and young people involved in our programmes.
Pam joined the MusicWorks family in February 2019 as a Community Musician within the Music for Life programme. Pam has brought with her a wealth of knowledge in African Dance and performing on traditional instruments. She has invigorated the sessions with African Dance now a key aspect of the programme.
Thabiso started his career at MusicWorks as a beneficiary of our Music for Life programme several years ago in Nyanga. Thabiso always showed exceptional talent, not only in marimba playing but also in his ability to nurture and teach younger children. When an opening arose within the MusicWorks internship programme, he was a natural choice. Thabiso graduated from his internship and was appointed a Community Musician at the start of 2019. He is a real asset to the MusicWorks family and displays great insight, wisdom, original thinking and aptitude; all the qualities that make so valuable, not only to our organisation but also to the beneficiaries with whom he works!
Roma is responsible for the day-to-day finances of MusicWorks, and lives on a diet of spreadsheets and numbers. Her kindness and patience in what can be a very busy office, impacts very positively on everybody else’s working day.
Dr Andeline Dos Santos
Kerryn Torrance, Chairperson and Co-founder
Melody Nowai, Vice Chairperson and Treasurer
Raymond Schuller, Executive Director
Alexanne Tingley, ex officio