I specialize in teaching flute, piano and music theory. Teaching and playing instruments still bring me great joy!  I believe in the transformative power of music and love seeing my students’ joy and enthusiasm develop as they grow as musicians. My teaching style is based on proven western classical techniques, and I believe each student has the ability to make progress and more importantly, to make beautiful music.  

Maretha Davel

Short bio

Maretha is currently enrolled at California State University East Bay for a Master of Arts in Composition. She also holds a Master of Music (Music Education) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. As part of her undergraduate and first graduate degrees, she passed Flute and Piano Licentiate level examinations, with distinction, through the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and University of South Africa.  


Being truly international in education and experience, Maretha has taught in many capacities and at various institutions in South Africa, England, Scotland and now in California. Maretha and her family moved to California in 2011, where she has been teaching individual lessons either at schools or privately in the San Francisco South And East Bays. Her students continue to excel in the CM and RCM.

Student achievement

2021 – Her piano students excelled in the RCM piano examination.

2020 – All her flute students achieved distinctions and made the State Honors list in the CM examinations.

2019 – Her Level 10 (Advanced) flute student was selected for CM Branch Honors.

2019 – Khanyisile Mthetwa, an ex-student from South Africa, was awarded the Myrna Brown International Scholarship by the National Flute Association of America


Maretha is a member of the Southern Alameda Branch of the Music Teacher’s Association of California, for flute, piano and music theory. She is an active member of St Anne’s Episcopal Church Choir under Dr. Giancarlo Aquilanti, ¬†where she also regularly accompanies. She teaches music part-time at Sunol Glen School.