HA!Man: selected recommendations
Chairman of Aaha Learning
I have known Francois Le Roux for a number of years and consider him to be one in a million. His soft and unassuming nature and attractive personality are a delight to behold. What is truly remarable about this man is his extraordinary musical talents and skills. He is without question a musical genius something which is very apparent when you see him in action. Not only does he play a variety of instruments with great skill, creativity and finesse, but he is also able to combine his music with high levels of dance, mime and drama. I have personally witnessed on many occasions Francois's ability to awe and astound professional musicians and artisits.
Francois is also a gifted teacher and facilitator of group processes and his work with children of all ages creates unforgettable and inspiring experiences for young minds and hearts. I have no doubt that anyone who is fortunate enough to experience what Francois has to offer will be impressed and inspired by both the man and his many wonderful abilities.
Maia Jordaan's endorsement
The first time I worked with Francois was in 1999 when he composed & performed (live performance) the soundtrack for the theatre production "Boklied" directed by myself. In 2001 he also composed & performed (pre-recording) the music for "Twelve Dancing Princesses" conceived & directed by myself. Since then I have booked Francois many times for live music at events coordinated by Creative Collective. It is only a pleasure to work with Francois! He is a passionate musician that always gives of himself. He always creates a magical atmosphere with his wonderful music. Francois' music is most definitely one of a kind & unique. I strongly recommend Francois for any kind of music required (whether you require a show or composition or live performance). He is a fantastic composer, musician & musical event coordinator with great knowledge of his field & will definitely give you value for money. Please feel free to contact me should you require any further information or to verify the above (please send a message to my linkedin Acc). with thanks Maia Jordaan Creative Collective: Events & Entertainment Company South Africa"
Francois le Roux's recent performance at Bishops Prep School in Cape Town was thoroughly enjoyed by pupils and teachers alike. By way of feedback, comments alluded not only to Francois' impressive talent as a musician and composer, but to his masterful ability to conjure spontaneous creativity from any situation. His perceptive and communicative approach was evident throughout and has been a source of inspiration to members of the teaching staff at the school.
Involving the learners in the process of improvising on stage has been highly impactive. As a cello teacher I have since been encouraging all my pupils (across the spectrum of ages) to extemporise during the first part of the lesson and practise sessions. Not only are they excited and motivated by this, but the sense of freedom experienced grants them permission to experiment in all registers of the instrument with imaginative techniques and sound effects. The direct result of this, I find, is that the pupil becomes more focussed and creative with set work, and as an added bonus, gains more physical control over the instrument.
For the sake of opening new doors for learners and educators, I heartily endorse the mission of The Ha!Man, and recommend that time and space be made available at schools for this invaluable educational contribution.
FANIE MALAN VOORBEREDINGSKOOL
Die Gr 1's het vir 'n uur aan sy lippe gehang.
Highly recommended: The HA!Man for Corporate Functions
I hereby recommend him highly as an entertainer for corporate functions and would be delighted to serve as reference for him.
Zijn cellomuziek is zo ontzettend mooi, daar zijn eigenlijk geen woorden voor! Nooit eerder zag ik een musicus die met zoveel passie, hartstocht en overgave speelt dan Francois. Als hij de snaren van zijn cello beroert, lijkt het of hij 1 wordt met zijn instrument en alles om hem heen vergeet. Toch is er veel interactie tussen hem en het publiek.
Dat hij een groot talent is, blijkt wel uit het feit dat hij alle stukken zelf schrijft en componeert. Daarnaast speelt hij verschillende muziekinstrumenten en is hij eveneens een verdienstelijk danser en zanger.