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.

486 course(s) offered by institutes in South Africa
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Shine School of Music Johannesburg Logo


The Shine School of Music in Johannesburg offers Trombone classes with a qualified and experienced teacher.

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Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Develop your sound and become a better guitarist. You will learn chords and scales of all styles.

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Want to learn to play the guitar. Beginner & Intermediate Guitar classes for all ages. 

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Theatre Dance

Theatre Dance course is offered by Johannesburg Academy for Theatre Arts.

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We offer group Musical Theatre classes and/or private tutorials for those wanting to discover their inner X-Factor!

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Guitar Lessons

Whether you choose to do online lessons or do lessons at the NS Inspire Creativity Studio in Pretoria, we make Guitar and Bass Guitar lessons fun!

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Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)

Our Advance Diploma in Performing Arts is everything a creative student would ever want

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Music Production

The main objective has always been to provide artists with quality recordings at an affordable price. Services offered are: production, recording, mixing and mastering.

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DJ School

For students starting off you are taught the fundamentals of ‘How to DJ’ e.g. Bars, Beats, Matching, Pitching, Fading and Seamless Eq’ing etc (no prior experience needed, just the love for music).

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Electronic Dance Music

The techniques and principles you will learn on this course are universal and not specific to any genre like house or trance or any other sub genres.

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