Lynne Gouws



'When music is your being and your passion, it's not considered a job but a privilege.' That's how Lynne Gouws experiences her music career thus far. With a Masters Degree in Performance, Lynne has performed on various platforms as a classically trained Recorder player, Pianist and Singer. 


Lynne started her teaching career taking over the well-known Metronoom Music School in Uitenhage from Dr Erna Cloete whilst still a student at the then NMMU. She then entered her first part-time post at Brandwag High School in 2007 and in January 2008 became Head of Music at Despatch High School where she spent 15 years building a very successful music department.  In April 2022, Lynne joined Pearson High School as part of the Senior Management team and currently teaches piano, recorder, singing and Music as a subject. As a teacher her choirs have participated in many competitions and have won many accolades. She is passionate about choir singing and feels that ALL kids should sing in choirs. She believes that it teaches them discipline, teamwork and builds character. 'Singing is such a big part of my day that I make every situation a harmonious occasion.'


Her passion for music and her subject spreads further with Lynne being chief moderator for music for NMB and SBA moderator for the Sarah Baartman district. Lynne is also the Chief marker for music in the Eastern Cape. 


Lynne is married and has two children, Carter and Emily who have both inherited their mother's musicality.  She also regularly participates in a recorder ensemble under the baton of Dr Erna Cloete which is something she cherishes very much as it gives herself and the group hours of laughter and musical pleasure.