Janet Sklar

Janet Sklar...

Born In Port Elizabeth in 1980.

STARTED VIOLIN AT AGE 4 .
Was taken on as a pupil with Prof Jack de Wet at age 10. Parents drove me to Stellenbosch for a weekend  for 9 hour lessons once a month for eleven years .Excelled in Unisa exams and was first in SA for 3 consecutive years on UNISA roll of honor .

At age 14 , crossed the Atlantic with parents on yacht father built on front lawn . Spent six months at sea, spending time on St Helena , Cape Verdes , Azores , arriving in England where I was schooled in the raw school of Life for a year . We travelled down the canals of France , Holland , Italy , most of the Med and eventually Turkey .

At age 15 I Travelled to France and Wales with the Eastern Cape Children's choir where we came second in the international Choir competition in Llangohlen, Walea .

My school life was spent at Theodore Herzl . Thereafter I went to Stellenbosch Uni and started a Social work degree and qualified instead as an Aromatherapist and highly qualified Massage therapist .

Was an active member in the Camerata in Stellenbosch , UNIversity of STELLENBOSCH CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA for 4 years ,traveling to five countries with both Moved to George in 2003 . Under the recommendation of Professor Jack de Wet , I moved to the South Cape at 23 and built the string section of the South Cape.Kalien Roux and I founded the South  Cape symphony orchestra . I was a member of the well established Garden route trio and was contracted to Pezula and Fancourt .  I had my own music school of 55 violinists and taught at York high Point high and Holy cross for eight years in the music department from Grade 7 to Matric music .

Played with several SA musicians at the KKNK including Amanda Strydom ,Nathaniel , Dozi as well as with Afrikaans singers at the Barn Yards around the Western Cape .

I left the Western Cape for a change of scenery in 2012 and decided to invest in my passion for Plant  medicine .

Lived at the foothills of the Maluti  mountains for a year where I facilitated Native American Shamanic sound Journeys within Plant medicine ceremonies in 2013.

Played  background music for over 1000 weddings and corporate functions in the western and Eastern Cape from age 17 as well as numerous delegate functions .Was the in house musician with the Garden route trio at Fancourt for three years  .

Lived in Turkey in 2014 after arriving on holiday and deciding to stay from the second I arrived .

Been in PE TWO YEARS SINCE 2015 and operating as a Freelance Violinist.