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How to become a musician in South Africa

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Decide what type of musician you want to be.

Once you’ve decided what instrument(s) you want to play, it’s time to decide what type of musician you want to be. Not all musicians are created equally—some will choose classical music, others jazz, and still others pop. Each genre has its own unique approach toward the art form that can shape your career path dramatically if chosen correctly. Choosing the right path is important because each style requires a different amount of dedication and focus from its musicians.

Classical musicians tend to be more serious about their career choices than those in other genres; they tend not only to practice more often but also spend more time studying their craft than any other type of musician would need in order for them to succeed as professionals. This is because classical music requires a high level of technical skill that must be learned over many years before one can consider themselves proficient enough at their instrument or voice (if singing) such that they could perform professionally without embarrassing themselves or losing work opportunities due either directly or indirectly because people didn’t think they could do well enough with such an important role such as playing an instrument solo during concerts (for example).

If you plan to be a soloist, decide whether you will perform on an instrument or as a singer.

You’ll need to decide whether you want to perform as an instrumentalist or a singer. There are many instruments that can be used for both styles of music, but it definitely depends on the type of artist you want to be. If you love singing and writing songs, then it’s important that your instrument has good range so that you can play lead and backup parts all at once!

If this sounds like something that would interest you, here is some information about what types of instruments there are available:

  • Guitars – Acoustic guitars are great because they don’t get too loud when played in small spaces (like bedrooms). Electric guitars will give off more volume so make sure whoever lives below your apartment doesn’t mind being woken up early in the morning!
  • Bass Guitar – Bass guitarists usually end up playing rhythm instead of lead parts because their instrument isn’t as versatile when it comes down to melody lines.

Read the requirements carefully.

  • Read the requirements carefully.
  • Check that you meet the entry requirements.
  • If you don’t meet them, find out how you can improve your chances of being accepted.
  • Make sure you understand what you need to do if you are accepted.

Choose a degree that suits your budget, time constraints and interests.

When deciding on a degree, it is important to consider your strengths and interests. If you are passionate about music and want to pursue a career in the industry, then the Bachelor of Music may be right for you. However, if you wish to take a more practical approach and use music as a tool in another career path, such as marketing or law, then the Bachelor of Arts may be more appropriate.

There are many factors that play into choosing which degree will suit your wishes best: budget, time constraints and interests should all be taken into account.

Be realistic and honest about your chances of getting into the degree program you want.

When you are thinking about what degree to study, it is important to be realistic and honest with yourself about your chances of getting into the degree program that you want. There are many factors involved in whether or not you will be accepted into a particular program, including your grades, extra-curricular activities and the reputation of your high school or university.

There may be limited spaces in a degree programme due to its popularity among students or because funding has been cut by government. You may also find that other candidates have better grades than yours, so although they would like to study music as well as another subject (such as biology), they cannot afford to do both at once due

to financial constraints. If this is the case for them then there will not be enough places available for them all; therefore some people will miss out on their dreams simply because there isn’t sufficient funding available from government agencies responsible for education.

Apply for university or college programs as far in advance as possible.

When you’re applying for university or college, it’s important to apply as early as possible. You may want to apply at the end of your previous year of high school so that you can focus on your studies without worrying about whether or not you’ll be accepted. If you submit an application too late, however—or if there are any mistakes in your application—you may miss the deadline altogether and have no way of getting back into college or university.

If you have any questions about this process or other aspects of becoming a musician in South Africa, feel free to contact us at any time!

South African music qualifications are becoming increasingly popular across Europe and America

  • More and more South African music students are choosing to study abroad. As a result, South African qualifications are becoming increasingly popular across Europe and America.
  • Students who receive a music qualification from one of South Africa’s top-tier conservatories have the opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s most renowned musical artists and conductors.

In addition to its prestigious reputation overseas, numerous international musicians have studied at some of South Africa’s top institutions, including Yvonne Chaka Chaka (South African singer), Hugh Masekela (South African saxophonist), Miriam Makeba (South African singer) and Hugh Masakela himself – among many others.

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