About

I am a heartist. My mission is to use the power of music to make connections to the heart of healing. I am a singer/guitarist; word & song-crafter; music & word holder of spaces and inspirational mirror. I work as a solo artist or with my band and enjoy collaborative work with local and international artists. My music is a mixed masala of folk, jazz, Brazilian and pop. I am a vision-board maker; secret dancer; passionate doodler and lover of nature.

I believe in the divine power inherent in each of us that guides us into becoming fully who we are. I am passionate about working with youth and women and helping them see, realize and celebrate who they are and who they can be.

Biography

Tina Schouw is a singer/ songwriter /musician and author. Her song writing is an eclectic blend of musical styles, which includes jazz, folk, pop and Brazilian. From 1987 to 1990, at the invitation of the Anti Apartheid Movements abroad, she performed in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. Her original material then, was steeped in socio-political commentary. After 1994 her song writing took a more personal turn and focused on her personal reflections on love, life and humanity. During the early 90’s she performed in various Broadway revues musical theatre productions in South Africa.  She played the lead role of Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Super Star; Lady Thiang in The King and I. Since 1996 she has produced her own shows, showcasing her original material, performing at various South African theatre and music venues including Artscapes and the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town; PACT in Pretoria; Market Theatre in Joburg and the Playhouse Theatre in Durban.
She has performed at the Cape Town International Jazz festival; the Grahamstown Festival and the Voorkamer Festival in Darling. In September 2008 she performed in the Netherlands at the “Royale Theatre Carre”. She continues to enjoy performing for both private and public events. She is a board member of POSA (Performers Organization South Africa). She has released two adult CD’s and one children’s CD featuring her original material. She has also published three children’s books. She is currently working on three writing projects. She is a vocal coach and gives lessons from her home encouraging students to use the voice as a creative tool for expression and healing.

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“I believe in the gift of music,
that knows this one certainty,
how to pierce us like an arrow straight through the heart”.