Dr Frelet De Villiers
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Odeion School of Music
Address
46A 122
Music
IB 36
UFS
Telephone
051 4013151
Office
Odeion 122
Information

Short CV

Dr Frelét de Villiers is a senior lecturer at the Odeion School of Music, University of the Free State. She lectures in piano, arts management, music pedagogy, basic research methodologies and is a supervisor for post-graduate students. Her field of expertise is piano technique, especially the influence of the brain and whole-brain approach to music. Her passion is the use of technology in the educational environment.

She developed a note learning app for beginner piano learners, namely PianoBoost, which is a free download on the Google Play store. For this project, she has been awarded a third prize for the most innovative project at the ILO Enterprize competition as well being chosen as one of 20 top entrepreneurs for the South African Swizz entrepreneurship programme.

She has been a guest speaker at symposiums on technology and education as well as conferences like PASMAE, SASMT and SASRIM and was invited to give two presentations at the 17th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning in Chicago in 2018 as well as one at the IAMLearn conference in Delft the Netherlands in 2019. She has published articles in accredited journals as well as a chapter in an international book publication. She is an examiner for UNISA music examinations and has been an adjudicator for various Eisteddfods.

Her current research interest is the application of Seamless Learning in the learning environment. She is part of a global research group with an anticipated book publication on this topic later in 2020.

Publications

BOOK CHAPTERS

2016

International publication:

De Villiers, A.M.F. 2016. Photography as music reportage: Musical life at the Odeion School of Music. Viljoen, M (ed.). Musics of the Free State: Reflections on a musical past, present, and future. Croatia: Croatian Musicological Society

 

ARTICLES

2020

Rennie-Salonen, B & F. de Villiers. 2020. Musicians’ occupational health in South Africa: Promoting awareness and understanding. The South African Music Teacher 

2018

International publication.

De Villiers, A.M.F. 2018. The application of gamification in developing an innovative mobile app for music tuition. The 17th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, Chicago, 11-14 November 2018. (Conference proceedings published through LearnTechLib at https://www.learntechlib.org/j/MLEARN/v/2018/n/1/)

De Villiers, A.M.F. 2018. Realising a dream: Developing the PianoBoost application The South African Music Teacher 152:14-15.

2017

Salonen, B. & A.M.F. de Villiers. 2016. Towards a model for musicians’ occupational health education at tertiary level in South Africa. Muziki (electronic version).

2015

De Villiers, A.M.F. 2015. Noel Stockton: Tracing the Footprints of a South African Musical Legend. The South African Music Teacher 149:37-41.

2013

De Villiers, A.M.F. 2013. Die ontwikkeling van klaviertegniek soos gebaseer op Herrmann se vierkwadrant breinmodel van leervoorkeure. Musicus 40(1):44-103.

2011

De Villiers, A.M.F. 2011. The piano teaching situation from a student perspective: A South African qualitative study. SAMUS 30/31:159-176.

 

Publications (Short List)


Research

SPEAKER AT CONFERENCES

International conferences

2019

18th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning: Mobilized Learning: Future learning through experiences and spaces, Seamless Learning at the University of the Free State, 16-19 September, Delft, The Netherlands.

 

2018

17th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning: Mobilized Learning: Pedagogical and Technological Innovation for Teaching & Learning, The application of gamification in developing an innovative mobile app for music tuition, 11-14 November, Chicago, USA.

 

Table presentation at the 17th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning: Mobilized Learning: Pedagogical and Technological Innovation for Teaching & Learning, “PianoBoost: The interactive, innovative mobile app for music tuition, 11-14 November, Chicago, USA.

 

International conference – PASMAE, The anticipated benefits of the halo neurostimulation system on musical performance, 28 June -1 July, Southdown College, Centurion.

 

2017

International conference – PASMAE, The advantages of using technology in the music teaching environment, 29 June - 4 July, Mbabane Swaziland.

 

2016

International PASMAE conference, The possibility of a note learning application for student performers without any musical background, 24-26 June, Frank Pietersen Music Centre, Paarl.

 

National conferences

2019

Presenting at the Blended Learning Colloquium: Enhancing learning success, Seamless learning at the University of the Free State, 2 August 2019, Kovsie Inn, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.

 

2017

Speaker at the National conference of the Society of Music Teachers in South Africa (SASMT), Building cultural bridges through the use of technology in the music lesson,  1-3 April 2017, Frank Pietersen Music Centre, Paarl.

 

2015

Guest speaker at Technology and Education conference in Pretoria: How to develop a mobile app. Conference presented by Envision International, 25 March.

 

Guest speaker at the Mobile Technology in Education Symposium in Sandton. Presented two papers: How to develop mobile applications as well as Applications in research, archiving and labs, 26-27 August.

 

2014

Guest speaker at Technology and Education conference in Pretoria: How to develop a mobile app. Conference presented by Envision International, 26-27 November.

 

2012

Speaker at South African Society of Research in Music (SASRIM) congress in Pretoria, (July) The Application of Learning Style Models to Individual Music Teaching.

 

2011

Keynote speaker at the South African Society of Music Teachers (SASMT) conference in Durban.  Delivered a paper The development of piano technique through an integrative whole brain approach and two workshops, 6-9 April.

Speaker at the Fifth Congress of the South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM) in Grahamstown Piano technique – is the mechanical approach enough?

  

External and internal examining/assessing/moderation

2020

External examiner, two PhD degree theses; North West University; one Masters’ degree dissertation, University of Cape Town.

Adjudicator Bethlehem Eisteddfod.

Examiner UNISA national music examinations since 2013.

 

2019

Adjudicator Musicon competition; Eisteddfod Aliwal North; Eisteddfod Queenstown; Eisteddfod East London.

NRF - member of Postgraduate Bursaries, Travel grants Virtual Peer Review Panel.

 

2018

Adjudicator Bursary competition, Music Department, North West University.

Moderator Music Pedagogy papers and assignments, North West University.

Assessor for a Masters’ degree, University of Stellenbosch; Masters’ degree, University of Pretoria.

 

2017

External examiner two Masters’ degree practical performances; one PhD degree practical performance, North West University.

 

2016

External examiner one PhD dissertation, UNISA; one Masters’ degree dissertation, University Cape Town; one Masters’ degree dissertation, North West University; one Masters’ degree dissertation, University of Pretoria; one PhD dissertation, North West University; one Masters’ degree practical performance, North West University.

Three Masters’ degree practical performances, North West University.

One PhD degree practical performance, North West University.

 

2015

External examiner one PhD dissertation, North West University; one Masters’ degree dissertation, University of Pretoria; one Masters’ degree dissertation, North West University; three Honours degree scripts, Rhodes University; one Honours degree script, North West University; six Honours degree essays, North West University; four Honours degree assignments, North West University.

 

2014

External examiner, recital performance of a PhD candidate at the North West University

External moderator of Piano methodology papers, North West University.

 

2013

External examiner three PhD candidates, practical performances, North West University.

External moderator of Piano methodology papers, North West University.

 

ACADEMIC CONTRIBUTIONS

2019

Review of academic outputs on Faculty level in preparation for submitting to DHET.

NRF, member of Postgraduate Bursaries. Travel grants Virtual Peer Review Panel

 

2018

NRF, Member of the Advisory panel, DST/NRF Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships; 14, 15 August, NRF Pretoria.

External peer reviewer for creative outputs, Practical Performance, North West University.

 

2017

NRF, Member of the Advisory panel, DST/NRF Innovation FISS Postdoctoral Scholarships; 28-29 September, NRF, Pretoria.

NRF, Member of DAAD Virtual Review panel.

NRF, Peer Reviewer, rating of an applicant for NRF rating.

Head of Short Learning Programmes at the Odeion School of Music (2017 – current).

 

2016

NRF, Peer Reviewer, Thuthuka fund, August 2016.

External peer reviewer for creative outputs, Practical Performances, North West University, 5 October.

 

2013

Nominated for the HELTASA/CHE National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards (2013).

 

 

Area(s) of Interest

Seaemless learning at tertiary institutions

The use of technology in the teaching situation

Development of an App for beginner tuition - sight reading and aural tests

Development of an aptitude test for prospective music students at Universities in South Africa

Piano technique - whole brain teachingQualitative methodology

 

Courses Presented

MUSA1504

MUSA3604

MUSP2612

MUSP2622

MUST9100

MUSP9100

MUST8900

MUSD8900

Community Service

Organist Gereformeerde Kerk Bloempark.

Give piano lessons to students from township who cannot afford it.

Service Learning



FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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