Tessa Rhoodie obtains the B mus, B Mus Hons and M Mus degrees at the University of Potchefstroom and D Mus (Performance) degree at the University of Pretoria. She receives the following Performer’s Licentiates in Piano with Distinction: Licentiate of the Trinity College of Music in London; Licentiate of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London and a Performer’s Licentiate of the University of South Africa (UNISA). Between 1987 and 1992 she wins the piano category of several National competitions, such as the KUESTA and ATKV Forte
competition. She annually receives full scholarships from the FAK throughout her academic career and wins the Nina Barry UNISA bursary for overseas study. In 2000 she received an award for her book on Piano tuition from the National Arts Council. She wrote several articles on “Piano technique” and “Aural training” for peer reviewed journals. In 2019 she received a grant from the University of Pretoria and
complete the project on piano technique in animation in 2020. She adjudicates and chairs several national competitions (Artscape, Musiq). She
performs as official accompanist for several National and International competitions. She is on the panel of examiners for Unisa. She was part of the panel of 5 compiling the latest piano syllabus for Unisa. She receives master classes from acclaimed
pianists such as Stephen de Grootte, Abbey Simon, Karl-Heinz Kammerling, Lazar Berman and Jan Wijn. Currently she is a full-time lecturer at the School of the Arts’ Music Department at the University of Pretoria, lecturing Piano, Aural training, Piano methodology and Chamber music.