About Dorothea Pienaar


  • Dorothea Pienaar has been working for years with all ages and abilities/disabilities as a teacher, Music Therapist and Community Worker.


  • AESOCHA: Arts in Education for Social Change/Bellbird Music Hub
    • Founder
    • Arts/Music
    • 2/40 Wairere Road, Belmont
    • January 2020 to Present
  • Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School
    • Assistant Principal
    • Lower School
    • January 2019 to Present


  • University of Auckland
    • Masters of Speech Science (Psychology)
    • February 2009 to July 2011

    My Masters was the culmination of my studies over the years. It was a thesis on the effect of music on the early communication development of children. Before that my qualifications were: B.A. ( Psychology, Languages, Music), Honours degree in Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching, Postgraduate Music Therapy, Postgraduate Diploma in Speech Science, New Zealand Sign Language.


  • Music Therapy/Therapist

  • Psychology Teacher Education


  • Grief And Bereavement

  • Education

  • Play Therapy

  • Music Therapy


  • German

  • Afrikaans

  • English