Where Can I Study Music Therapy In South Africa

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy, an allied health profession, “is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.”

Where Can I Study Music Therapy In South Africa?

Training in Music Therapy in South Africa is offered at the University of Pretoria only.

How do I become a music therapist in South Africa?

It is a two-year FULL-TIME academic program. Prospective M. Mus (Music Therapy) students need to have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree in music or a related field

(e.g. psychology, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social work, or education) and need to demonstrate strong musical skills.

How much do music therapists make in South Africa?

R399,887 (ZAR)/yr

The average music therapist’s gross salary in Johannesburg, South Africa is R399,887 or an equivalent hourly rate of R192.

This is 30% higher (+R91,687) than the average music therapist salary in South Africa. In addition, they earn an average bonus of R8,158.