Antje Thompson is the owner of DaCapo Music School in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she teaches piano, violin and theory. 

Over the last five years she has developed a preschool extra-mural music appreciation program called Upbeat, which ran successfully in several schools for over three years. 

Due to COVID-19 she could no longer visit the schools to teach her lessons and so embraced the opportunity to make Upbeat an online program so that it can be brought to children in their very own homes. 

With five children of her own she knows how they love to learn and believes that music is a fundamental key in early childhood development. Besides all the benefits however, Teacher Antje believes that music should always be fun and a vehicle of expression.