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The Nelson Mandela University Department of Music provides learners with individual attention from highly-skilled staff and offers a wide variety of courses, from Western classical music to jazz to music technology. A full range of instruments is taught.

The foundation programmes are designed for the adult beginner who has had no formal training in music.




Prof Dr Erna Cloete









"Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend."
-- Ludwig van Beethoven, quoted by Bettina von Arnin, letter to Goethe, 1810