About Cléone

The Pianist

A timeless passion for sound

Cléone fell in love with the piano at the tender age of five. Her passion for music and sound, in all its forms, has threaded its evergreen way through the fabric of her life. She took music (privately) as a Matric subject while at Pretoria High School for Girls, and then pursued her Classical Music studies at the University of Cape Town. She later embarked on studies in Contemporary Music at the University of the Witwatersrand and obtained her teaching qualification through UNISA.
She holds an Honours B.Music degree and a Higher Diploma in Teaching.

Cléone played her way through the first decade of her working life, providing music to enhance the ambience at venues such as the exclusive Sandton Sun Hotel and the much frequented Zoo Lake Restaurant (now Moya). The Elangeni is among several Sun International Hotels where Cléone had the pleasure of transforming the ambience. Cléone still enjoys freelancing for weddings and other corporate and private functions, with the musical purpose of creating a warm and relaxing atmosphere.

Music & Teaching

A time for change brought about the classroom experience which was initiated at Craighall Primary School.

Cléone followed this up by using the therapeutic qualities of music at Japari, a respected remedial school.

She moved on to teach music at St David’s Marist Inanda and also gave tuition in piano, both at St Stithian’s and privately. Each of these teaching situations were of substantial duration and all took place in Johannesburg.

My daughter, Gaia, has only been learning to play the piano for a few months and I am amazed by how much she has learnt and how much she is already able to play.
She is loving her lessons and especially enjoys the creative moments where she makes up her own little songs. I think Cléone manages a wonderful balance of the work and learning and still encourages the joy of playing through creativity.

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Mother of Gaia, 8 years old

Book The Pianist

…for your special function or celebration.

The gentle sounds of Cléone’s music will energize your venue with a warm ambience to make your guests feel welcome.

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(+27) 83 624 2453

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cleone@cleoneblake.com

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Email

cleone@cleoneblake.com

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