Kiddi Beat SP was established in 2005 by Petro Grové and Sanet Schoeman. In 2012 they transferred ownership to Mignon van Vreden and Grethe Uren who are developing new progammes. Kiddi Beat SP is now officially known as Kiddi Beat Music Specialists.
Petro Grové and Sanet Schoeman
Both were awarded Doctoral Degrees in Musical Education at the University of Pretoria. They both have wide educational experiences through the whole spectrum of education i.e. pre-primary and the levels of primary-, secondary- and tertiary levels. They were continuously involved in the presentation of courses, seminars and workshops, both nationally and internationally. They are both specialists in their field and have published numerous papers.
Mignon van Vreden and Grethe Uren
Mignon van Vreden is married to Hansie and they live in Potchefstroom. She is a lecturer in Music Education at the North-West University. She completed her studies at the University of Stellenbosch with a MMus (cum laude) and received a PhD in Music from the North-West University in 2014. She nurtures her passion for music and children through her involvement as educator in schools and nursery schools in her area. Her four boys are the inspiration for new childrens’ songs continually published from her pen.
Grethe Uren studied a B.A. degree with Music and Mathematics at the North-West University, with piano as major instrument and the flute and vocal music additionally. In 2009 she received a Masters degree in Education cum laude. Grethe is the owner of Kiddi Beat MS Potchefstroom and loves living out her passion in this way. She is convinced that music is a powerful medium in the development of the young child. She is also currently busy with research in this area, as well as the writing and development of new programmes for Kiddi Beat Music Specialists. She is married to Kenny and the mother of two kiddies.