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FULL-TIME VOCATIONAL MUSIC CLASSES

Music lessons and so much more! As one of the top Music Colleges in Cape Town, depending on choice, we offer one to three-year full-time Music Classes. Successful learners can receive either RQF Level 3 Diploma or a Level 1 Extended Certificate or Certificate from RSL in the UK.

M&M also offers a one year unaccredited music course where the learner will receive a letter of completion. 

Learners are also able to obtain an academic qualification through  GED®  which runs alongside their vocational studies.

Being versatile is key for a successful career in the music industry and the music course is aimed at exactly that developing versatile artists who are multi-skilled and highly employable. This is achieved by exposing the full-time learners to all aspects of the music industry including creative, technical, entrepreneurial and administrative.

This course particularly focuses on preparing learners for a career in music or related activities or progress to higher education courses either in South Africa, or abroad.

So much more than just music lessons…

CHOOSE YOUR PRIMARY
INSTRUMENT / VOICE

• Drums
• Bass Guitar
• Guitar
• Piano and Keyboard
• Vocals
• Music Production

CHOOSE YOUR PRIMARY
CAREER PATH

• Performance
• Technology
• Composition

Full-time learners will be placed in small classes to ensure effective individual learning. These will be presented with performance opportunities to showcase their skills and talents.

Course Qualifications

Once learners have successfully completed the full-time music course, they can receive one of the following qualifications, dependent on their course selection.

  • Session Musician (Unaccredited 1 Year Course)
  • Certificate awarded by RSL UK (1 Year Course)
  • Extended Certificate awarded by RSL UK (1-2 Year Course)
  • Diploma RQF3 awarded by RSL UK (2-3 Year Course) 
  • Either Grade 7 or 8 Music Certificate
  • GED® Academic Certificate

Recognition:

The RSL RQF Level 3 Diploma Programme carries 112 UCAS points for a distinction, with a possible 30 UCAS extra points with a distinction for Grade 8. That is a Recognition:  

The RSL Diploma Programme carries 112 UCAS points for a distinction, with a possible 30 UCAS extra points with a distinction for Grade 8. That is a potential of 142 UCAS points.

All M&M’s qualifications, which includes but are not limited to Graded Music Exams, Performance Diplomas, Vocational Qualifications (VQ), are internationally accredited and recognized qualifications through our independent regulated awarding organisations in the United Kingdom, regulated in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

M&M is not registered with the Department of Education in Southern African as our RSL qualifications are not accredited or regulated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) – M&M’s qualifications are registered, accredited and regulated through our awarding organisations on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF Level 3) in the United Kingdom, regulated by Ofqual (The Office for Qualifications and Examination Regulations) for compliance and quality control. All our international qualifications are accepted worldwide through various awarding bodies including SAQA as a foreign qualification.

FETC ( FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING CERTIFICATE ) NQF4

For learners seeking a local qualification, on successful completion of the music course, learners will receive the following:

• FETC-NQF4 accredited by CATHSETA
• Either Grade 7 or 8 Music Certificate

YEAR 1

PERFORMANCE:
Next Steps – Auditioning

COMPOSITION:
Composing Music

TECHNOLOGY:
Sound Recording

Live Music Performance/Sound Reinforcement

LPW Band Rehearsals

Primary Instrument
Swap-Shop
(secondary instrument rotation)

Music Theory

Composing Lyrics

Using a Keyboard with a DAW

Recording Sessions

Music Arrangement

Music Seq & Production

Listening to Music

Recording Sessions

Graded Exams 1-3

YEAR 2

PERFORMANCE:
Session Musician

TECHNOLOGY:
Studio Sound Mixing

COMPOSITION:
Composing Music (Solo)

Live Music Performance/Sound Reinforcement

LPW Band Rehearsals

Primary Instrument

Swap-Shop (secondary instrument rotation)

Music Theory

Music Business (Copyright + Contracts)

Recording Sessions Contextualising Music

Arranging Music (Application)

Graded Exams 4-5

YEAR 2

PERFORMANCE:
Getting Work in Music

TECHNOLOGY:
Digital Recording & Production

COMPOSITION:
Composing Music (Styles)

Live Music Performance/Sound Reinforcement

LPW Band Rehearsals

Primary Instrument

Music Improvisation

Musical Director

Music Theory

Recording Sessions

Rhythm Workshops

Music Scoring

Graded Exams 6-7/8

What possible career paths will this open up?

Accompanist (Studio or Live)
Arranger
Broadway
Commercial Jingle Composer
Conductor
Copyist
Film Scoring
Music Director
Music Librarianship
Orchestral
Performer
Soloist
SongwriterMusic Therapy
Television Band Leader
Touring Act
Transcriber
Back Up Vocalist
Band Member
Broadway
DJ

Music Teacher
Orchestral
Performer
Product Rep
YouTube Star
Assistant Engineer
BOH Engineer
Dialogue Editor
Field Recordist
Film Mixer
First Engineer
FOH Engineer
Foley Engineering
Instrument Repair
Label Executive
Licensing
Lighting and Video Tech
Manager
Monitor Engineer
Music Publishing
Producer
Repair Technician
Songwriter

FEES AND PAYMENT STRUCTURE

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PART-TIME College

Are you looking for music lessons? Do you have a desire to play the drums or improve your guitar skills or another band instrument? If so, then M&M is the perfect part-time Music College for you. At M&M we believe, not only should our students excel in music but they should be given the opportunity to grow their performance confidence. We do this through our annual concerts, and band week.

Band Week, which is held once a year, is where the students are taught to play in a band with other students under the supervision of the teachers. We find that this helps the students develop an understanding of music outside of the normal classroom scenario.

A further way of developing a student is through our recording studio. Periodically they will be given the opportunity to record a “Progress Report” to track their progression. This has proven to be an excellent training method especially in vocals and drums. Vocalists are always intrigued to hear their voices recorded and drummers are frequently challenged on timing issues, for instance. Through the progress report method, we can help the students in these critical areas.

At M&M we offer music lessons and musical training in all the popular band instruments from beginner to advanced and for all ages.

MUSIC COURSES

Drums
Bass Guitar
Guitar
Piano or Keyboard
Vocals
Music Production
Saxophone
Violin
Theory

We also offer examinations in Rock School and Trinity which are internationally as well as university recognised certificates.

All classes are individually taught, once a week for a 30 minute duration. For advanced students, lessons twice a week or hour-long classes are possible. Classes are taught by professional and experienced staff at our facilities.

Our classes enable students to develop creatively within a framework of study and technical development. Students will be guided through the work provided to them on a weekly basis enabling them to develop in their instrument which allows the student to express their desires confidently through their instruments.

WHY CHOOSE M&M Music and Performing Arts College?

State of the art facilities include: purpose-built classrooms, future in-house theatre, commercial recording studio and health café.

So much more than ‘just’ music lessons – Our music graded certificates are evidence that our students have successfully completed an internationally recognised music qualification and possess the necessary skills for the industry. The qualification is also awarded with UCAS points providing access to UK universities and colleges.
End of term performances for friends and family.

Current industry teachers who are highly experienced and super-friendly.
Part of a true performing arts academy with multiple disciplines under one roof.

FEES AND PAYMENT STRUCTURE

Download our latest fee structure here or contact us