Keyboard Course
Keyboard Course

COPA’s performance school comprises of 5 disciplines: Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard and Vocals.

Students select one discipline which will be their specialization for the duration of study.

Where the timetable allows students will be allowed to study more than one instrument simultaneously at a Bridging Course level for an additional fee.

The primary role of a keyboard player in a band is to provide harmonic accompaniment to the melodic components of the song. 


NQF4 Further Education and Training Certificate: Music (SAQA ID: 65029)



1 Year.   Upon successful completion of this course, you will gain automatic access to the Diploma in Music.

The entry course for Music Performance is a one-year bridging course.


Bridging Course Modules:

  • Aural (Ear Training)
  • Communication (If Applicable)
  • Compose and Arrange Music
  • Dance and Movement (Optional Extra)
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Live Performance Workshop
  • Music Business
  • Music Culture
  • Music Theory
  • Practical Instrument: Bass Guitar | Drums | Guitar | Keyboard | Vocals
  • Stage Presence


Diploma in Music (SAQA ID: 96373)



3 Years.  



Year 1:

  • All about the Business
  • Applied Technical Studies
  • Academic Writing Skills
  • Create and Arrange Music
  • Ear Training
  • Ethics and Professionalism in the Music Industry in South Africa
  • Health and Safety
  • Live Performance Practice 1
  • Music Industry Overview
  • Music Theory
  • Professional Reading
  • Session Styles

Year 2:

  • Business Ethics
  • Creative Musicianship
  • Game Audio Design
  • Getting Industry Ready
  • Entrepreneurial Practice
  • Live Performance Practice 2
  • Music Industry Practical
  • Research Methods
  • Songwriting and Arrangement

Year 3:

  • Action Learning Plan
  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Music in a Digital World
  • Music Industry Practical
  • Professional Performance
  • Specialised Project
Possible career opportunities for keyboardists include, but are not limited to, 
  • Music Performer
  • Session Musician
  • Private Music Instructor
  • Retail Music Salesperson
  • Advanced Musical Technician
  • Composer
  • Musical Director

Some great, famous keyboardists include Rick Wakeman, Jordan Ruddess, Richard Wright 

Ready to Complete the Keyboard Audition?

Bridging Course:

1 Year *Upon successful completion of this course you will gain automatic access to the Diploma in Music.

Diploma in Music:

3 Years 



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