Marisa is a highly skilled and passionate individual with over 15 years of experience teaching music in a group and individually.
She completed her BMus Hons (Cum Laude) at the University of Stellenbosch. She also completed a UNISA teachers and performers licentiate and attended various music and educational courses and workshops. Marisa has been a member of various orchestras, including the CPO (Cape Philharmonic Orchestra), USSO (University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestra) and the NYO (National Youth Orchestra). Marisa has worked at Somerset College Preparatory for the past 15 years, where she started and specialised in clarinet, saxophone, piano, marimba and Class Music tuition. She also directed School Plays and established the Jazz Band. Marisa has entered many students for practical and theoretical external examinations and eisteddfods. Her students achieve good results and both individual and ensemble entries have been awarded category winners at various eisteddfods. Marisa is passionate about ensemble work and engaging students to extend themselves to make music together.