Born: 02/04/71 Cape Town, RSA
Education: B.Sc. Occupational Therapy (UWC)
Specialist training: Practitioner @ NBI
Antoinette Petersen is an Occupational Therapist with work experience spanning more than 20 years. She is also a classically trained pianist and a singer, performing as singer and/or piano accompanist with various choirs, groups and as a soloist since her childhood.
She gained her experience working as a clinical therapist in the psychiatric field and became a specialist in Vocational (Work) Rehabilitation with special interest in Community/Primary Health Care, focusing on intellectually impaired individuals, adolescents, school-leavers and young adults affected by mental illness or dysfunction.
Antoinette is considered to be an Assessment Specialist who in recent years (since 2009) started A. L. A. Petersen sole proprietorship as a Consultancy.
Her consultancy is a valuable Referral resource for her colleagues in the medical field, whom she assists in her capacity as the objective “Outside Eye”, as well as being able to produce Evaluations and Recommendations (to be reviewed, considered and/or implemented at their discretion) efficiently and economically.
She became a founder member of African Djembe Entertainments cc with her husband, Danny, and more recently launched her Lifestyle Consultancy, Toniq Solva (Pty) Ltd.
As a musician, and founder member of the company since its inception in 2003, Antoinette has always advocated the powerful influence of music on the human body, with its resultant positive effect physiologically, mentally and spiritually. She endorses the idea of using the concept of Music as a Tool.
She found her niche in the company as Director of Operations, over-seeing the co-ordination of events, liaising with established/prospective clients as to their entertainment requirements, drafting quotes and invoices, finalizing confirmations and deploying logistics. African Djembe programmes are synonymous with Skills Training, Youth Development and Team-building. In recent years the company has added Educational Development, Motivational Sessions and Money Management Workshops to its repertoire.
Founder member of the foundation who’s legacy member is Daniel Petersen III, musical prodigy, President Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (July 2017) and current youngest university student (and soon to be graduate) in South Africa since the age of 11 years. Daniel is an internationally endorsed drummer since the age of 4 years and is currently the youngest internationally endorsed drummer for DW DRUMS on the continent.
The foundation uplifts, motivates and equips thousands of young people, nationally and internationally, with life skills, study opportunities and musical and/or school equipment.
Our ethos at Toniq Solva is:
Find your passion, know your brain’s preference, develop your innate creativity to its full potential, have the edge in all spheres of your life.