Learning: A Lifelong Pursuit For Mrs Brink

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Mrs Sanette Brinkโ€™s relentless desire to learn more, gain new skills and improve her teaching strategies as a music teacher, recently saw her successfully obtain her Level 6 Professional Diploma in Music Teaching through London-based Rockschool Ltd – a credential equivalent to that of a NQF7 qualification in South Africa.
When asked why she decided to pursue this qualification (which required her unwavering commitment and a tremendous amount of independent study this past year), Mrs Brink responded, โ€œMusic teachers have an important role in improving their learnersโ€™ ability to sing or play an instrument. It is therefore very important that we continuously assess our teaching strategies and look at new ways to engage our learners during their lessons.
During Level 5 Lockdown last year, while browsing the RSL website, I happened across their offering in Professional Diploma Qualifications. It peaked my interest and following an impulsive moment, I was enrolled in their Level 6 Professional Teachersโ€™ Diploma course.
A month into the process, I called in the help of Dr Liezl-Maret Jacobs, a piano pedagogue from Ireland to lead me through the process. Our weekly sessions were a true blessing and I want to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to her for sharing her knowledge, expertise, encouragement and friendship with me throughout this journey.
Iโ€™ve learned so much this past year, and I look forward to applying this knowledge in the years to come to the benefit of our wonderful young musicians at Union.โ€