Course Fees : R25 to R25200

Music has always played a pivotal role in South African society and culture. To be a successful Musician in South Africa, there are a wide range of musical courses available in all the cities of SA.


Why you should learn the Music course in South Africa?


In South Africa, music is one of the forms of communication. They play songs in every ritual to avoid evil spirits and welcome the good spirits. To enrich their culture & express them, South Africa needs skilled musicians. 


Once you are enrolled in a music course in South Africa, there are a plethora of specializations and options that open up.


The South African College of Music (founded in 1910), one of the oldest music institutes in the country, offers a wide range of training programs with instruments and African music. They introduced some specialized courses on ethnomusicology, performance studies in classical music & opera, library-information science, musicology (theory & history), music technology, composition, etc.


What is the cost of the Music course in South Africa?


The fee of music courses in South Africa may vary depending upon the level of course difficulty, duration, and types of Institution.


Here are snippets of the approximate course fee structure.


Music Courses



Full-time course

3-4 years

Approx R803

Per year

Short courses

1 month-12 months


Per month 


What is the average duration of the Music classes in South Africa?


The Music course in South Africa can be done on a yearly or monthly basis.

So, a music course may last from 1 month to 4 years long integrated course.


What are the best music schools in South Africa?


There are various prominent institutions, which are offering diploma/ bachelor degree/ postgraduate/ training programs and good placements.


Here are some of the best institutions for taking a music course in South Africa:


1. The South African College of Music, Cape Town

2. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

3. The Shine School of Music, Randburg

4. Campus of Performing Arts (COPA), Midrand

5. University of Pretoria, Pretoria

6. Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch 

7. Rhodes University, Grahamstown


What will I learn by taking the Music course in South Africa?


After getting yourself enrolled in a music course in South Africa, you will get a first-hand experience and learning in the following streams:


  • Instruments
  • Music Business
  • Music Productions
  • Vocals
  • Performing Arts
  • Music Technology
  • Musicology
  • Composition


What jobs can I get after taking up the Music course in South Africa?


As music is one of the crucial parts of the society of South Africa, it has varied career opportunities. They prefer a skilled & experienced musician, which is going to pay you good, but it may vary depending on the platform, city, experience, skills, etc.


A professional musician may draw an average salary of around R306.12 per hour after taking up the music course in South Africa.

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Music Theory

 As a UK trained professional I offer  Music Theory Lessons and Coaching to all ages, levels and styles from Contemporary to Classical, Rock to House, Jazz to Metal, Musical Theater and more. 

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Basic Dj Skills 101

From turntables to laptops and beyond, the array of technology at the disposal of the modern DJ is almost endless. An exciting world where hardware meets human ingenuity to create genre bending, dance floor shattering performances.

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Piano Lessons are offered by Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre for all ages and abilities. The unique relationship that develops between each music teacher and their pupils contributes significantly to the overall well-being of all these learners. 

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Music Lessons

Rock or Renaissance, Violent Femmes or Verdi, Bass Guitar or Bassoon – whatever your language, here at the NSA we speak it. Where there were limits, there are no more. Where there were walls there are now open doors. We hear you, we see you and we want everyone else to.

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Guitar Lessons are offered by School of Chords from ages 5 to 18. We also offer a "Taught at home" programme where we send an instructor to teach you at the comfort of your own home. 

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Art of Singing Workshop

This course can also be taken as a stand alone introductory vocal training course

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Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons are offered by For The Love Of Music.Music should be fun, exciting and educational. Students of music should be handled with love and respect. Music lessons should initiate and nurture a life-long appreciation of music.

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Drum Beat Academy focuses on the training of people in tourist guiding, event support, and hospitality in the tourism industry.

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Piano Lessons

If you want to understand music theory, whether you wish to compose or read music, a piano is a great instrument to start on.

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Piano Course is Offered by La Musique Music Studio

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