Chantalle Schutte

Founder, Managing Member and Vocal Coach

Founder, Managing Member and Vocal Coach

Background: 
  • Chantalle was born on 22 September 1983 in Pretoria. She spent her primary school years at Rooihuiskraal Primary School. There she established her talent for culture and she actively started developing her talents with the guidance of Amanda Fouché (Head of culture at Rooihuiskraal Primary School). As a grade 7 learner, she released an album, entitled “Lollipop”.
  • During her high school years at Zwartkop High, she further lived out her passion for culture and she partook in a great variety of culture activities. She received an award for the Best-rounded Culture Student, four times, from grade 8 until grade 11. In 2000 she received the award for Best Bilingual Orator in Northern-Gauteng and in 2001 she was the winner of Tehila, Radio Pulpit’s national Gospel singing competition.
  • Chantalle also joined a singing group De Ja Vu, in the capable hands of Sharleen Schalkwyk. It was during this time that she started Studio Cha as a grade 11 learner.
Studio Cha: 
  • Studio Cha started out with just 2 students (Elmari van der Merwe and Chanté van der Westhuizen) and their classes were given on Saturday mornings! Even though Studio Cha had only 2 students, everyone knew who they were and they made a big uproar (like we still do today!).
  • Student numbers grew over the years, and with it, a need for another teacher. In 2007 Carlé van Deventer joined Studio Cha, and in 2009 Nica Strydom joined the Studio as the third teacher. Currently Chanté Retief is the next formal Studio Cha teacher in training. Today the numbers for Studio Cha are standing at a great total of ±75 students.
  • Chantalle has a great passion for vocal training. She experiences Studio Cha as her service to people and as a mechanism through which she can achieve and live out her life’s goal. Through vocal training she can shape every student’s self-image and confidence. She is inspired when she can see this difference in students, that moment when they start looking at themselves differently, and start realising that “THEY CAN”!
Special Awards, Prizes and Opportunities: 
  • Chantalle has a special talent, passion and love for Gospel music and she was crowned the winner of both Tehila in 2000 and Jubilaté in 2004, the Radio Pulpit national Gospel singing competitions.
  • Studio Cha has also been blessed with outstanding awards and achievements, which include: 4 times winner of overall best studio at “Pretoria Beeld Eisteddfod”; 5 times winner of Best Private Studio in Tshwane at the National Eisteddfod Academy.
  • In 2002 Chantalle also started pursuing her academic career at the University of Pretoria and she completed the following qualifications: BCom Communication Management, BCom (Hons) Communication Management and MCom Communication Management. She was continuously crowned as the top student of her course at various occasions.
Other Interests: 
  • Chantalle is also living out her passion for Communication Management, and she is currently specialising in churches communication. In 2010-2013 she was involved at Doxa Deo and currently (since March 2013) she assists at the national office of the AGS (“Apostoliese Geloof Sending”) of South Africa with strategic communication.
Personal Interests: 
  • Chantalle is married to Christie Schutte and they have two children, Christopher (6) and Chloe (1). They currently live in Arcadia, Pretoria.